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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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    Insurance GCC Heatmap Checkpoint

    October 07, 2020 WebPage

    Impact of Coronavirus

    October 05, 2020 WebPage

    Impact of Coronavirus

    September 28, 2020 WebPage
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    NBFI Modeling Solution

    Learn how our Moody's Analytics NBFI modeling solution can help your organization increase efficiency and gain confidence in your credit risk management process.

    September 2020 WebPage Moody's Analytics
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    BOM Extends Timeline for Loan Moratoria to Ease Impact of COVID Crisis

    BOM is extending, to December 31, 2020, the moratoria on loans granted by commercial banks to economic operators (including small and medium enterprises), households, and individuals under the COVID-19 support program.

    September 07, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BOM Issues Guideline on Cross-Border Exposure of Banks

    BOM issued a guideline that sets out the minimum standards for banks in respect of their cross-border exposure.

    September 04, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Higher Education, Student Housing, and the Local Community

    In this paper, we discuss the geography and magnitude of the coronavirus's impact on student housing and the broad commercial real estate (CRE) market.

    September 2020 Pdf Dr. Victor Calanog
    Webinar-on-Demand

    How Far from Normal? Moody's Analytics & CNN Business on the U.S. Economic Recovery

    We're coming up on six months since COVID-19 turned the world upside down. We are adjusting; however, few things feel normal.

    September 2020 WebPage Mark Zandi, Dante DeAntonio, Matt Colyar
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    COVID-19 and the Convergence of Retail and Industrial

    In this paper we will discuss the economics of repurposing real estate for other uses, given the widespread structural changes that the COVID-19 crisis has prompted. We will focus on the convergence between retail and industrial, but also, given the systemic nature of this pandemic, we will touch on how the use and structure of other property types are likely to evolve as well.

    August 2020 Pdf Dr. Victor Calanog
    Webinar-on-Demand

    Default Risk in the Nigerian Economy: Navigating COVID-19

    Moody's Analytics is pleased to invite you to join a discussion on the Nigerian economy through the lens of CreditEdge™ platform.

    August 2020 WebPage Moody's Analytics
    Webinar-on-Demand

    COVID-19 and the U.S. Regional Outlook

    In this webinar, we will identify the areas of the country that are best- and worst-positioned in the coming months and years; discuss various themes, trends, and risks that inform our outlook for different regions; and explore what the data are telling us about what is happening in real time.

    August 2020 WebPage Mark Zandi, Adam Kamins, Dan White
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    COVID-19 and Distress in the CMBS Markets (An Update)

    Distress in CMBS loans continued in June and July, particularly for hotel and retail. Modifications are taking different forms, depending on property type. We discuss different drivers and speculate on what's next.

    August 2020 Pdf Dr. Victor Calanog, David Salz
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    Dubai FSA Alerts Institutions to Increased Cyber-Security Risk

    Dubai FSA is alerting institutions to the increased risk of cyber attacks, as it has observed an increase in attacks leveraging known and new malware and a soaring number of newly registered malicious domains referencing COVID-19 since March.

    July 28, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SARB Publishes Update on COVID-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme

    SARB updated its COVID-19 loan guarantee scheme, along with the associated frequently asked questions (FAQs).

    July 26, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BoM Joins NGFS and Publishes Financial Stability Report

    BoM announced that it has become a member of the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), with the request for membership receiving unanimous approval from NGFS members on July 23, 2020.

    July 24, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBK Analyzes Financial Sector Stability, Presents Stress Test Results

    CBK published the financial stability report, which assesses risks and vulnerabilities facing the financial system in Kuwait.

    July 19, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    Webinar-on-Demand

    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
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    Dubai FSA Publishes Key Findings from Review of Cyber Risk Frameworks

    Dubai FSA published the key findings from its thematic review on the cyber risk management frameworks of firms operating in the Dubai International Financial Center.

    June 24, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    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
    Whitepaper

    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.

    Whitepaper

    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?

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    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
    Webinar-on-Demand

    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
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    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
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    Middle East Economic Outlook - May 2020

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    May 2020 Pdf Moody's Analytics
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    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
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    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
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    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
    News

    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
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