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MIDDLE EAST | Established in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), United Arab Emirates (UAE), Moody’s Analytics has been serving enterprise risk needs in the Middle East region since 2008.

Moody’s Analytics understands the importance of the region and its unparalleled growth opportunities. We currently serve more than 130 institutions locally with market standard enterprise risk, professional service, and credit research solutions.

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New Generation of Credit Decisioning

Banks need to adopt new technology for quicker decisioning without sacrificing any of the risk assessment and analysis. At Moody's Analytics, we're helping our clients meet this challenge by investing in the latest data trends and technology advancements and implementing them into our solutions.

May 2018 Pdf Nelson Almeida, Dr. Jamie Stark
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New Generation of Credit Decisioning

Increasing demand for credit has opened up the marketplace to a host of new tech-savvy lending providers. To compete in this new landscape, banks are changing their approach to credit management in order to provide faster and more convenient service to their clients.

May 2018 WebPage Nelson Almeida, Dr. Jamie Stark
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FSB Issues Updates on Meetings of RCGs for Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA

FSB published the meeting updates of its Regional Consultative Groups (RCGs) for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

May 05, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBB Amends Forms PIR and PIRI to Include IFRS9 and FAS30 Requirements

CBB amended the Form Prudential Information Report (PIR) for conventional banks and Form Prudential Information Returns for Islamic Banks (PIRI).

May 03, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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IMF Publishes Reports on the 2018 Article IV Consultation with Israel

IMF published its staff report and selected issues report after concluding the 2018 Article IV consultation with Israel.

May 01, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBB Proposes New Rulebook Modules for Conventional and Islamic Banks

CBB is proposing new risk management related modules to the Rulebook Volumes 1 and 2, along with additional requirements to an existing High-Level Controls Module (Module HC).

April 24, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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Dubai FSA Issues Second Consultation on Changes to AML Regime

Dubai FSA launched the second phase of its consultation process that proposes changes (via CP120) to the Anti Money Laundering, Counter-terrorist Financing, and Sanctions (AML) Module of its Rulebook.

April 18, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBE Publishes Q&A on the Pre-Implementation of IFRS 9

CBE published a set of questions and answers (Q&A) on the pre-implementation of IFRS 9.

April 12, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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Dubai FSA Updates Rulebook and Sourcebook for Financial Institutions

Dubai FSA updated several modules of its Rulebook and Sourcebook for financial institutions.

April 03, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBB Proposes Amendments to the Capital Adequacy Module for Banks

CBB proposed amendments to the capital adequacy module (Module CA)—specifically part 3, chapters CA-8 to CA-10, for conventional banks (Volume 1) and Islamic banks (Volume 2).

March 07, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBE Circular on Regulation Related to the Implementation of IFRS 9

CBE published circular on regulation related to the implementation of IFRS 9.

January 28, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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IMF Publishes Reports on the 2017 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait

IMF published its staff report and selected issues report in context of the 2017 Article IV consultation with Kuwait.

January 26, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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IMF Publishes Reports on the 2017 Article IV Consultation with Egypt

IMF released its staff report and selected issues report for the Arab Republic of Egypt.

January 23, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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Moody's Analytics expects GCC economic growth of 2.5% in 2018 according to new forecasts

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region's economy will grow near 2.5 percent in 2018, according to new forecasts from Moody's Analytics, a leading provider of economic forecasts and data.

December 04, 2017 WebPage Moody's Analytics
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IFRS 9: Challenges with Validation and Benchmarking

In this webinar, our experts discuss risk measurement tools and techniques to help with IFRS 9 validation and/or benchmarking to market best practice and the communication of such validation to senior stakeholders.

November 2017 WebPage Alexis Hamar, Roshni Patel
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IFRS 9: Challenges with Validation and Benchmarking Presentation Slides

In this presentation, our experts discuss risk measurement tools and techniques to help with IFRS 9 validation and/or benchmarking to market best practice and the communication of such validation to senior stakeholders.

November 2017 Pdf Alexis Hamar, Roshni Patel
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QFCRA Issues Netting Regulations in 2017

The Qatar Financial Center Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) issued netting regulations in 2017. These regulations come into force on the date on which the Minister of Finance signs them.

October 19, 2017 WebPage Regulatory News
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BoM Revises Guideline and Templates for Liquidity Risk Management

The revised guideline shall come into effect on November 03, 2017. BoM also published the templates for liquidity coverage ratio (LCR), maturity mismatch profile of assets and liabilities, and LCR disclosure.

October 17, 2017 WebPage Regulatory News
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IMF Reports on the 2017 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia

IMF published its staff report, selected issues report, and the financial system stability assessment (FSSA) report on Saudi Arabia. These reports are a part of the IMF's financial sector surveillance on Saudi Arabia.

October 05, 2017 WebPage Regulatory News
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SARB Issues Circular Updating Reporting Requirements for SPIs

SARB issued Circular D4/2017 on matters related to securitization vehicles.

October 02, 2017 WebPage Regulatory News
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BoM Issued Revised Guideline on Credit Concentration Risk

The Bank of Mauritius (BoM) revised its guideline on credit concentration risk. This guideline applies to all banks and non-bank deposit taking institutions licensed under the Banking Act 2004.

September 22, 2017 WebPage Regulatory News
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IMF Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Bahrain

The IMF Executive Board concluded the 2017 Article IV consultation with the Kingdom of Bahrain.

August 21, 2017 WebPage Regulatory News
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BoM Issued Revised Guideline on Credit Risk Management

The Bank of Mauritius, or BoM, issued revised guideline on credit risk management, which supplements the existing regulations and guidelines.

August 18, 2017 WebPage Regulatory News
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DFSA Updates Certain Modules of its Rulebook and Sourcebook

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) updated several modules of its Rulebook and Sourcebook.

August 01, 2017 WebPage Regulatory News
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IMF Reports on the 2017 Article IV Consultation with Jordan

Directors welcomed ongoing reforms to preserve the resilience of financial sector. The notable reforms include gradual adoption of Basel III and the decision to complement it with an additional capital buffer.

July 24, 2017 WebPage Regulatory News
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BOM Updates Guidelines and Guidance Notes in July 2017

The issued guidelines cover banks licensed to carry on private banking business and the computation of loan-to-value (LTV) ratio for residential and commercial property loans.

July 21, 2017 WebPage Regulatory News
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IMF Reports on 2017 Article IV Consultation with United Arab Emirates

IMF published its staff report and selected issues report in the context of the 2017 Article IV consultation with United Arab Emirates (UAE).

July 14, 2017 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBE Circular on Identification of Domestic Systematically Important Banks

CBE published the methodology to identify domestic systemically important banks.

May 07, 2017 WebPage
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Forward-looking Perspective on Impairments Using Expected Credit Loss

The new impairment accounting treatment has increased convergence between accounting, regulatory standards, and credit risk management practices, and provides a step toward a more proactive and effective loss recognition method.

April 2017 Pdf Deepak Parmani
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QCB Issues Implementation Guidelines for IFRS 9

QCB issued IFRS 9 implementation guidelines in connection with Classification and Measurement of Financial Assets and Liabilities and Derivatives.

February 09, 2017 WebPage Regulatory News
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