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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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Dubai FSA Updates Sourcebook Module on Application Forms and Notices

Dubai FSA updated the Application Forms and Notices (AFN) Module of its Sourcebook for financial institutions.

September 01, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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IMF Reports on the 2018 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia

IMF published its staff report and selected issues report under the 2018 Article IV consultation with Saudi Arabia.

August 24, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBB Proposes and Finalizes Rulebook Modules for Banks in August 2018

CBB issued consultations on leverage ratio requirements and high-level controls modules for conventional and Islamic banks. CBB also finalized new requirements on the risk management related and the liquidity risk management modules to the Rulebook Volumes 1 and 2.

August 16, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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Dubai FSA Updates its Rulebook and Sourcebook Modules in August 2018

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

August 01, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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Global Macroeconomic Model and Scenario Studio

In this webinar, Mark Zandi and the Moody's Analytics team discuss recent changes to our Global Macroeconomic Model, and provide an overview of Scenario Studio, our new platform for custom scenario development. Learn more: www.moodysanalytics.com/scenariostudio

June 2018 WebPage Mark Zandi, Mark Hopkins
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CBJ Issues Instructions for Implementing IFRS 9 in Jordan

CBJ explained in its instructions that the proper implementation of the new standard requires coordination and integration between different units of work in banks, especially units responsible for credit and risk management, financial, and information systems.

June 24, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBUAE Publishes Country and Transfer Risks Regulation and Standards

CBUAE published the Regulation and the Standards on country and transfer risks. The Regulation and the Standards are intended to ensure country and transfer risks are appropriately managed by banks, in line with the leading international practices.

June 21, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBUAE Publishes Regulation and Standards on Risk Management by Banks

CBUAE published Regulation and Standards on risk management for banks. The purpose of the Regulation and the Standards is to establish an overarching prudential framework for risk management in banks and to strengthen risk management across the banking sector.

June 21, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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IMF Issues Reports on 2018 Article IV Consultation with Qatar

IMF published its staff report and selected issues report under the 2018 Article IV consultation with Qatar. Directors noted that the banking sector is healthy with high asset quality and strong capitalization.

May 30, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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IMF Board Decides to Formally Recognize CPIFR for Banking Sector

The Executive Board of the IMF endorsed the proposal on the use of the core principles for Islamic finance regulations (CPIFR), which were developed by IFSB with the participation of the Secretariat of BCBS.

May 24, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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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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CBB Updates Form Prudential Information Report for Conventional Banks

CBB updated the Prudential Information Report (PIR) for conventional banks. The PIR is a report of the bank's regulatory balance sheet and risk positions relative to regulatory limits.

May 21, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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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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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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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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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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