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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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    CBB Publishes Consultations and Revised Rules in December 2019

    CBB published various consultations and revised regulatory modules that are relevant for Islamic and conventional banks, insurers, and the investment business of banks.

    January 09, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA to Launch Cyber Threat Intelligence Platform

    Dubai FSA is launching a Cyber Threat Intelligence platform to help firms in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to implement appropriate safeguards to mitigate cyber risks.

    December 29, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    IMF Reports Assess Banking Sectors in Ghana, HK SAR, India, and Turkey

    IMF published reports under the 2019 Article IV consultations with Ghana, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HK SAR), India, and Turkey.

    December 26, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBB Outlines the 2020 Regulatory Policy Initiatives for Banking Sector

    CBB published a list of regulatory banking reform initiatives that it plans to undertake in 2020.

    December 25, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBB Launches New Liquidity Management Tool for Islamic Retail Banks

    CBB launched Single binding Wa'ad based structure facility, which is a Shari'ah compliant alternative to the foreign exchange forward.

    December 08, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA and CSSF Sign Financial Innovation Agreement

    Dubai FSA and CSSF entered into an agreement to cooperate in the development of fintech.

    November 28, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SARB Proposes Implementation Dates for Certain Basel III Regulations

    SARB published a guidance note (6/2019) on the proposed implementation dates in respect of certain regulatory reforms under Basel III.

    November 25, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    FSB Publishes Summary of November Meeting of RCG for MENA Region

    FSB published a summary of the November meeting of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) for Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

    November 17, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SAMA Issues Draft of Actuarial Work Rules for Insurance Companies

    SAMA published draft of the actuarial work rules for insurance and reinsurance companies.

    November 13, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBO Releases Financial Stability Report for 2019

    CBO released its seventh issue of the Financial Stability Report.

    November 07, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Middle East Economic Outlook: October 2019

    In this webinar, Dr. Guillaume Khayat and Brendan Meighan share their perspectives on the economic outlook for the Middle East.

    October 2019 WebPage Moody's Analytics
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    CBUAE Consults on Framework for Real Estate Exposures of Banks

    CBUAE is consulting on the enhanced regulatory framework for real estate exposures of banks.

    October 24, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SAMA Publishes Requirements for Senior Position Appointments

    SAMA issued the second version of requirements for appointments to senior positions in financial institutions it supervises.

    October 13, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA Invites Applications for Regulatory Sandbox Winter Cohort

    Dubai FSA is inviting applications from local and international firms to apply to join the 2020 regulatory sandbox Winter cohort.

    October 09, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBE Issues Discussion Paper on Operational Risk Under Basel III

    CBE published a discussion paper on operational risk requirements, in accordance with the Basel III standard published by BCBS in December 2017.

    September 22, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBK Amends Rules on Corporate Governance for Banks in Kuwait

    CBK amended the rules and regulations in relation to the corporate governance of banks in Kuwait.

    September 10, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    IMF Releases Reports on 2019 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia

    IMF published its staff report and selected issues report in context of the 2019 Article IV consultation with Saudi Arabia.

    September 09, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BoM Revises Guideline on Credit Concentration Risk

    BoM published the guideline on the regulatory credit concentration limits and the basic framework of credit concentration risk management to be put in place by financial institutions.

    August 22, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBB Issues Circular on GFIN Survey on Digital Regulatory Reporting

    CBB issued a circular notifying that Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN) is conducting an “operational cost survey,” as part of the digital regulatory reporting project.

    August 08, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA and CBE Sign MoU to Facilitate Supervisory Tasks

    Dubai FSA signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CBE to enhance relationship and cooperation between both the institutions, facilitate the exchange of information and performance of their respective supervisory tasks, and promote the safety and soundness of banks in their respective jurisdictions.

    August 07, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBB Updates Its Rulebook for Islamic and Conventional Banks

    CBB released its quarterly update to Rulebook Volume 1 (for conventional banks), Volume 2 (Islamic banks), Volume 3 (insurers), Volume 4 (investment business), and Volume 5 (all specialized licensees).

    July 23, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SARB Consults on Its Intended Approach to Bank Resolution

    SARB published a discussion paper that sets out its intended approach to planning for, and conducting, an open-bank resolution.

    July 23, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBB Issues Liquidity Coverage Ratio Report Under Part B of Rulebook

    CBB issued Appendix BR-23 on Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) Report under Part B of the CBB Rulebook Volume 1, which applies to conventional banks.

    July 18, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA Accepts Four Firms for Innovation Testing License Cohort

    Dubai FSA accepted four fintech firms into its 2019 Summer Innovation Testing License (ITL) Cohort, following the evaluation of a number of applications.

    July 02, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Economic Implications of Climate Change

    We examine the physical risk and quantify the economic costs of climate change using the Moody's Analytics Global Macroeconomic Model.

    June 2019 Pdf Mark Zandi
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    BoM Updates Guideline for Write-Off of Non-Performing Assets

    BoM updated the guideline for write-off of non-performing assets for banks and non-bank deposit-taking institutions in Mauritius.

    June 28, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA Updates Several Modules of Its Rulebook

    Dubai FSA updated several modules of its Rulebook, following consultation on a number of proposed legislative changes that were set out in the consultation paper No. 124.

    June 27, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBUAE Enhances Reporting of Nonperforming Loans for Banks

    CBUAE is enhancing, in consultation with IMF, the reporting of nonperforming loans (NPLs) for UAE banking system to align its methodology with the international best practices.

    June 27, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    QFCRA Amends Business Prudential Rules Related to Leverage Ratio

    Qatar Financial Center Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) published Banking Business Prudential (Leverage Ratio) Amendments Rules 2019, which amend the Banking Business Prudential Rules 2014.

    June 26, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SARB Paper on Methodology to Identify Systemically Important Banks

    SARB published a discussion paper on developing a methodology to determine which banks are systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) in the South African context, in line with the requirements set out in the Financial Sector Regulation Act 9 of 2017 (FSR Act).

    June 11, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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