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    SARB Proposes Final Basel Rules, Issues STC Securitization Directive

    The Prudential Authority (PA), which was established under the auspices of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), is proposing to amend banking regulations to incorporate the remaining components of the final Basel III post-crisis regulatory reforms issued by the Basel Committee.

    September 30, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BOM Issues Guides on Use of Cloud Services and Cross-Border Exposure

    The Bank of Mauritius (BOM) published guidelines on the use of cloud services and revised an existing guideline on cross-border exposure for banks.

    September 07, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBK Set to Launch Digital Portal for Banks, Tests Open Banking Product

    The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK), as part of its digital transformation strategy, plans to launch an advanced and improved digital portal for the banking sector.

    September 06, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SAMA Updates Regulatory Sandbox Framework

    The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) updated the Regulatory Sandbox framework and granted permits to two fintech firms to operate under its Regulatory Sandbox.

    August 31, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SARB Issues Guidelines for Effective AML/CFT Controls for Cryptoassets

    The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) published the supervisory guidelines for matters related to the prevention of banks or controlling companies being used for any money laundering, terrorist financing, or other unlawful activity.

    August 16, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBB Issues Amendments to Outsourcing Requirements

    The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) published amendments to the outsourcing requirements and proposed revisions to the high-level controls module (Module HC) under Volumes 1 and 2 of CBB Rulebook.

    July 25, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA Issues Updates on Regulatory Sandbox and Dubai FSA Rulebook

    The Dubai Financial Services Authority (Dubai FSA) announced that it will accept applications from local and international firms interested to join its Innovation Testing License Program.

    July 20, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SARB Publishes Multiple Regulatory Updates for Banks

    The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) published directives on liquidity risk and risk-return as well as proposed directives on completion of operational risk return (Form BA 410) and certain reporting requirements for banks.

    July 01, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BOM Issues Guidelines on Stress Testing & Macroprudential Measures

    The Bank of Mauritius (BOM) issued guidelines on stress testing and additional macro-prudential measures for the banking sector.

    June 29, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBB Launches Fintech Challenge, Issues Open Banking Updates

    The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) proposed to amend the cybersecurity requirements, in addition to amending the General Requirements Module of the CBB Rulebook.

    May 23, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA Amends Reporting Matrix in Rulebook for Banks

    The Dubai Financial Services Authority (Dubai FSA) updated certain Rulebook modules for financial sector entities, including banks, following the legislative amendment proposals set out in the consultation paper no. 142.

    May 19, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SARB Proposes Timeline for Implementation of Final Basel Reforms

    The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) published Guidance Note 4/2022 on the proposed revised implementation dates for certain regulatory reforms under Basel III.

    May 11, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBB Addresses Crowdfunding & Outsourcing Rules, Issues Other Updates

    The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) issued regulations applicable to crowdfunding platform operators, proposed revisions to outsourcing requirements, and published a circular on resolving discrepancies in the Bahrain Credit Reference Bureau, BCRB, reporting.

    May 09, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BOM Issues Guidelines on Climate Risk and Other Prudential Aspects

    The Bank of Mauritius (BOM) issued guidelines on additional macro-prudential measures for banking sector, standardized approach to credit risk, and climate risk management.

    April 01, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SAMA Grants License to Fintech Companies, Extends Guarantee Program

    The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) granted two fintech firms permits to operate under its Regulatory Sandbox, licensed three new companies specialized in finance and electronic payments, and extended guaranteed financing program.

    March 28, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBB Amends Requirements for Cyber-Security Incident Reporting

    The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) is amending requirements under the operational risk management module (Module OM) of Volumes 1 and 2 of the CBB Rulebook for conventional banks and Islamic banks, respectively.

    March 24, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA Updates Rulebook Modules and Consults on Crypto Token Regime

    The Dubai Financial Services Authority (Dubai FSA) has set out proposals for a regulatory regime for persons wishing to provide financial services in respect of Crypto Tokens.

    March 16, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBK to Accept Digital Bank Applications Until End of June 2022

    The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) issued comprehensive guidelines specifying requirements for establishing digital banks.

    February 02, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SAMA Extends Crisis Relief, Issues Crowdfunding & IT Governance Rules

    The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) extended the Deferred Payment Program for three additional months from January 01, 2022 to March 31, 2022 for the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that continue to be affected by the COVID-19 precautionary measures.

    January 12, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBE Issues Additional Measures to Ease Disruptions from Pandemic

    The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) published a circular with instructions on emergency liquidity assistance to banks that are unable to meet their liquidity requirements.

    January 10, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA Updates Rulebook Module, Proposes Credit Funds Regime

    The Dubai Financial Services Authority (Dubai FSA) updated the Prudential Investment, Insurance Intermediation, and Banking Business Module of its Rulebook, following the finalization of a number of proposed legislative changes that had been set out in the Consultation Paper No. 139.

    December 20, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBUAE Issues Rules on Real Estate Exposures, Extends Relief Measures

    The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) is extending certain measures of the Targeted Economic Support Scheme (TESS) until June 30, 2022, to support the continued economic recovery during pandemic.

    December 20, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBB Enhances Regulatory Sandbox Framework for Financial Sector

    The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) enhanced its regulatory sandbox framework to allow financial technology firms to test and experiment their ideas and solutions more efficiently and effectively.

    December 07, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA Sets Up Taskforce for Green Finance, Hosts Cyber Risk Forum

    The Dubai Financial Services Authority (Dubai FSA) increases its focus on addressing cyber risk as it hosted the Cyber Risk Forum in November 2021 to raise awareness about cyber risks and promote cybersecurity maturity among companies operating in, or from, the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC).

    November 18, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBUAE Issues Guidelines on Enabling Technologies, Introduces DONIA

    The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) and the Bank Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in payment systems and digital financial innovation.

    November 15, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BOM Issues Multiple Regulatory Updates in November 2021

    Recent announcements from the Bank of Mauritius (BoM) include revisions to the guideline on dividend payments by deposit-taking institutions, a climate change pledge, and the issuance of a banking license to the Silver Bank Limited on November 11, 2021.

    November 11, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBB to Address Climate Risks in Phases

    The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) announced that it intends to address climate risks in phases.

    November 08, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBUAE Outlines Key Deliverables in Sustainable Finance Roadmap

    The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) notified that the UAE Sustainable Finance Working Group has issued a high-level statement setting out the commitment to achieve the sustainability objectives and the net-zero 2050 ambition of UAE.

    November 05, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SARB Publishes Multiple Regulatory Updates for Banks

    SARB published supervisory guidelines for the advanced measurement approach to operational risk as well as discussion paper on the proposed valuation requirements for resolution planning purposes.

    October 11, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BIS Report Highlights Potential of Multi-CBDC Platform Prototype

    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) published a report on a multiple central bank digital currencies (mCBDCs) platform for cross-border payments.

    September 28, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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