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Cost of non-compliance is high

Regulatory compliance and reporting costs are felt keenly at times like these, when access to equity investors via public markets for many small companies borders on being useless and expenses related to a public listing, and all the obligations that go with it, seem unbearably onerous.

Not that there weren’t plenty of grumbles about increasingly stringent reporting standards – particularly in Canada and Australia – and the time and money being poured into compliance, during the good