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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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    Navigating Problem Loans and SME Credit Risk During the Pandemic

    In this webinar, we'll address the macroeconomic impact of the pandemic, how SMEs in particular have been impacted, and what skills lenders will need to appropriately assess business viability and, ultimately, repayment capacity.

    June 2020 WebPage Dr. Douglas Dwyer, Shawn Gregrich, Mark Zandi

    SARB Seeks Comments on Policies for Interest Rate Benchmarks

    SARB is seeking public comments on a statement on methodology and policies governing the interest rate benchmarks that are administered by SARB.

    June 19, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News

    Why Industrial (Warehouse) Is Likely to Fare Better

    The long-term prospects for industrial properties appear relatively strong, given how the COVID-19 crisis hastened the shift of commerce to online channels. We discuss why this is the case.


    COVID-19 and Distress in CMBS Markets

    For this paper, Moody's Analytics collaborated with CWCapital to delve into what the situation is like for a special server such as CWCapital: What trade-offs and decisions do they have to make given the kind of relief requests they have been receiving?


    Downturns, Construction Delays and COVID-19 Pandemic

    Victor Calanog of Moody's Analytics discusses the potential effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19), on new construction for multifamily, and other commercial real estate property types.

    June 2020 WebPage Dr. Victor Calanog

    COVID-19 Economic Forecast Scenarios - The Shape of the Coming Recovery

    In this webinar, Chief Economist Mark Zandi and the Moody's Analytics team present an overview of our updated COVID-19 forecast scenarios for the global economy, including the key drivers for each probability weighted assumption.

    June 2020 WebPage Mark Zandi, Cristian deRitis

    Downturns, Construction Delays, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    This paper focuses on how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect construction delays across property types, and relevant geographic markets for those types.

    May 2020 Pdf Dr. Victor Calanog

    Middle East Economic Outlook - May 2020

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    May 2020 Pdf Moody's Analytics

    Middle East Economic Outlook: May 2020

    In this webinar, Moody's Analytics economists discuss Middle East's macroeconomic outlook.

    May 2020 WebPage Moody's Analytics

    QCB Announces Measures to Address Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak

    QCB issued a package of instructions for financial institutions operating in the State of Qatar to ease the impact of COVID-19 outbreak.

    May 20, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News

    Multifamily and Commercial Real Estate Performance Metrics

    This paper will provide an update on multifamily and commercial real estate performance metrics for the first quarter of 2020. It will also focus on how different property types and geographic markets will evolve as a result of the current economic distress.

    May 2020 Pdf Dr. Victor Calanog

    SARB Announces Activation of Loan Guarantee Scheme Amid COVID Crisis

    SARB announced that the COVID-19 loan guarantee scheme announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in April will operate from May 12, 2020.

    May 12, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News

    How to Become Your Client's Financial Architect

    Over time advisors have had different ways of interacting with clients, and each generation found what worked best.

    May 2020 WebPage

    CBE Circular on Application of IFRS 9 in Context of COVID-19 Pandemic

    CBE published a circular on the application of IFRS 9 in context of the COVID-19 crisis.

    May 05, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News

    COVID-19 Will Force the Office Sector to Evolve (Further)

    How will COVID-19 reshape the dynamics of office space as an income-generating asset class? This analysis looks back at how the sector has evolved over the last four decades and speculate on the near- and long-term effects of COVID-19, as well as the degree of impact by industry and geography.

    May 2020 Pdf Dr. Victor Calanog, Vivek Thadani

    Behavioral Economics: Investing During a Crisis

    Decades of social science research indicate that we are poor planners, fickle savers and self-destructive investors, and much of the reason lies in how we process information and make decisions.

    April 2020 WebPage

    Global Economic Blow: How to Navigate and Model the Impact of COVID-19 in Turkish Economy

    In this webinar we will look at the economic outlook and risks: global, Europe, Turkey. We will share Moody's Analytics model methodology and scenarios as well as provide the credit outlook. We will conclude the event by talking about the COVID19 impact.

    April 2020 WebPage Moody's Analytics

    CBUAE on Targeted Economic Support Scheme Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    CBUAE developed detailed regulations and guidelines in relation to the Targeted Economic Support Scheme (TESS) in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

    April 23, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News

    Dubai FSA Invites Regulatory Sandbox Applications for Summer Cohort

    The Dubai FSA is inviting applications from local and international companies to apply to join its 2020 Summer Cohort.

    April 22, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News

    CBK Offers Regulatory Stimulus Package for Banks Amid COVID-19 Crisis

    CBK announced adjustments to certain regulations and macro-prudential policy tools to empower banks to address challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19.

    April 21, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News

    COVID-19 and Retail: A Macy's Case Study

    This analysis focuses specifically on retail properties around the nation that have Macy's as a tenant, and are therefore directly impacted by the preemptive closing of 775 of its locations in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

    April 2020 Pdf Dr. Victor Calanog

    SARB Announces Regulatory Relief Measures Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

    The Prudential Authority of SARB has announced regulatory relief measures and published guidance for banks to ease the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

    April 07, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News

    SARB Launches Innovation Hub for the Financial Sector

    SARB and other financial regulators in South Africa launched the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG) Innovation Hub to respond to the fintech-driven changes in the financial sector and to promote responsible innovation in the sector.

    April 07, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News

    CBUAE Announces Relief Measures to Address Impact of COVID-19

    CBUAE has announced a number of measures to support the economy amid COVID-19 outbreak and these measures will enter into force with immediate effect.

    April 05, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News

    California Markets and COVID-19

    This whitepaper focused on how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will specifically impact California property markets. Get insight into how supply and demand conditions in these markets will contribute to their relative resilience

    April 2020 Pdf Dr. Victor Calanog

    The COVID-19 Pandemic and The Retail Debacle

    This analysis explores the challenges that the retail property type will face in the near term, and speculate on its future, post-coronavirus.

    April 2020 Pdf Dr. Victor Calanog

    FSB Outlines and Reprioritizes Its Work to Address COVID-19 Risks

    FSB published a statement that outlines its work toward addressing the financial stability risks posed by COVID-19, along with the reprioritization of its work program for 2020.

    April 02, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News

    CBB Introduces Regulatory Measures to Address Impact of COVID Crisis

    CBB published a circular introducing, with immediate effect, certain regulatory measures and relaxations, for a period of six months from the date of the circular, to contain the financial repercussions of COVID-19 outbreak.

    March 30, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News

    Global Economic Forecast Update

    With the rapid deterioration in the global economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mark Zandi and the Moody's Analytics team present an update to our economic outlook.

    March 2020 WebPage Mark Zandi, Ryan Sweet, Cristian deRitis, Ed Friedman

    Idiosyncratic Shocks and Multifamily Housing: COVID-19 and What We Can Learn from Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Terrorism

    This study examines case studies from past idiosyncratic shocks for guidance on how both supply- and demand-side factors may change in response to coronavirus and social distancing.

    March 2020 Pdf Dr. Victor Calanog
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