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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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    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
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    The COVID-29 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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    The COVID-19 Pandemic: Assessing the Impact on Corporate Credit Risk

    In this webinar, we will use Moody's Analytics EDF metrics to assess the impact COVID-19 has had so far on corporate credit risk.

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    COVID-19: Global Economic Tsunami

    The onus is now on governments to quickly provide substantial financial support to hard-pressed households and businesses. How much economic damage COVID-19 ultimately does will depend on the trajectory of the virus—and how governments respond.

    March 2020 Pdf Mark Zandi
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    COVID-19: Global Recession

    COVID-19 has created a global economic tsunami that is now hitting the United States and Europe with full force.

    March 2020 WebPage Mark Zandi, Ryan Sweet, Cristian deRitis, Steven Cochrane, Adam Kamins, Petr Zemcik
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    How Bad Can It Get? COVID-19 and The Outlook for CRE

    In this analysis, Dr. Victor Calanog of Moody's Analytics offers insight into how a protracted economic slump might translate to multifamily and commercial real estate fundamentals.

    March 2020 Pdf Dr. Victor Calanog
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    FSB Reviews Deposit Insurance and Resolution Framework in South Africa

    FSB published results of a peer review on the bank resolution and deposit insurance frameworks in South Africa.

    March 16, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Panic, Volatility, and CRE Finance & Transaction Markets

    Volatility has risen significantly in financial markets, driven by COVID-19. How might this affect US multifamily and commercial real estate (CRE) transaction markets? What are the mechanisms through which panic and a flight to safety will hurt some markets but benefit some players?

    Webinar-on-Demand

    Middle East Economic Outlook: March 2020

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

    March 2020 WebPage Moody's Analytics
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    Coronavirus: COVID-19 Pandemic Scenario Narrative: Known Unknowns

    The coronavirus is an existential threat to the record-long global economic expansion. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is likely that COVID-19 will become a global pandemic. If the CDC's warning comes to pass, then recession will be difficult to avoid.

    March 2020 Pdf Mark Zandi
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    Dubai FSA Updates Several Rulebook Modules

    Dubai FSA updated several modules of its Rulebook, following consultation on a number of proposed legislative changes that were set out in the consultation papers numbered 125, 129, and 130.

    March 05, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SAMA Publishes Guidelines and Rules for Banks and Insurers

    SAMA published additional licensing guidelines and criteria for digital-only banks in Saudi Arabia.

    March 01, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    G20 Publishes Communiqué on Its February Meeting in Saudi Arabia

    G20 published an official statement, also known as Communiqué, summarizing developments at the February meeting of the finance ministers and central bank governors in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    February 24, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Coronavirus: COVID-19 Scenario Narratives

    We assess the global macroeconomic impact of two scenarios, although many others, each darker than the next, cannot be ruled out. This assessment is based on simulations of our global macroeconomic model, which captures linkages via international trade, immigration, foreign direct investment, and financial markets for more than 100 countries.

    February 2020 Pdf Mark Zandi, Steven Cochrane
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    CBK Publishes Cybersecurity Framework for Banking Sector in Kuwait

    CBK published the cybersecurity framework for banking sector in Kuwait.

    February 18, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SAMA Rules on Management of Problem Loans and Bancassurance Activities

    SAMA issued rules and guidelines on the management of problem loans.

    February 13, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Coronavirus - The Global Economic Threat

    The outbreak has already become highly disruptive to China; the U.S. will not be immune.

    News

    IMF Issues Reports on 2019 Article IV Consultation with South Africa

    IMF published its staff report and selected issues report under the 2019 Article IV consultation with South Africa.

    January 30, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA Consults on Recovery and Resolution Framework

    Dubai FSA published proposals to enhance the early intervention powers and to introduce a framework on recovery and resolution in the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC).

    January 29, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA Publishes Guiding Principles on Sustainable Finance

    Dubai FSA and a group of leading authorities in UAE agreed on the first guiding principles on sustainable finance in UAE.

    January 15, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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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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