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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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    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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    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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    SAMA Publishes Financial Entities Ethical Red Teaming Framework

    SAMA published the Financial Entities Ethical Red Teaming Framework, in an effort to address the increasing cyber risks.

    June 07, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BoM Issues Guideline on Measurement of Credit Impairment for Banks

    BoM revised the guideline on credit impairment measurement and income recognition for all deposit-taking financial institutions.

    June 06, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    IMF Publishes Reports on 2019 Article IV Consultation with Qatar

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

    June 03, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Middle East Economic Outlook – Rising Geopolitical Risks

    The region's economies should steadily grow, but the risks are mounting.

    May 2019 WebPage Moody's Analytics
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    Middle East Outlook – Rising Geopolitical Risks - Presentation Slides

    The region's economies should steadily grow, but the risks are mounting.

    May 2019 Pdf Moody's Analytics
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    SARB Issues Directive on Pillar 3 Disclosure Requirements Framework

    SARB issued a directive (D1/2019) on matters related to Pillar 3 disclosure requirements framework.

    May 23, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    FSB Publishes Update on Meeting of RCG for MENA Region

    FSB published an update on the meeting of its Regional Consultative Group (RCG) for Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

    May 04, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    FSB Publishes Update on Meeting of RCG for Sub-Saharan Africa

    FSB published an update on the meeting of its Regional Consultative Group (RCG) for Sub-Saharan Africa. The Bank of Mauritius hosted this meeting, which took place in Balaclava, Mauritius.

    May 03, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    IMF Publishes Reports on 2019 Article IV Consultation with Mauritius

    IMF published its staff report and selected issues report under 2019 Article IV consultation with Mauritius.

    April 29, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Central Bank of Oman Issues Resolution Framework for Banks

    The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) issued the bank resolution framework, which provides the recovery and resolution regime for the banking sector.

    April 15, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SARB Consults on Margin Requirements for Uncleared OTC Derivatives

    The Financial Sector Conduct Authority and the Prudential Authority (Authorities), acting in concurrence with SARB, are proposing the revised draft joint standard on margin requirements for non-centrally cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivative transactions.

    April 08, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBE Publishes Circular on Management of Concentration Risk by Banks

    CBE published a circular that contains requirements for the management of credit concentration risk by banks in Egypt.

    April 07, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    IMF Report Examines Developments in Banking Sector in Ghana

    IMF published its staff report on the last review of the Extended Credit Facility for Ghana.

    April 05, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BoM Revises Guideline on Management of Liquidity Risk by Banks

    BoM revised its guideline on the management of liquidity risk by banks in Mauritius.

    April 03, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    IMF Reports Examine Banking Sector Developments in WAEMU Region

    IMF published its staff report and selected issues report under the regional consultation with West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).

    March 29, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBB Consults on Revised Operational Risk Management Modules for Banks

    CBB proposed the revised Directive governing the requirements for operational risk management, which is included in Module OM of the Rulebook Volumes 1 and 2.

    March 26, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Global Outlook: Weaker Growth, Pervasive Downside Risks

    Global economic growth has passed the peak and is transitioning to a slower pace after being on an upswing for more than two years.

    March 2019 Pdf Steven Cochrane, Katrina Ell, Ruth Stroppiana
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