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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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    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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    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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    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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    CBUAE to Cease COVID Relief Support, Issues Guide on AML/CFT Screening

    The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) held a meeting that focused on plans for the gradual withdrawal of the extraordinary support measures that were introduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    September 23, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA Updates Rulebook Modules for Banks in September 2021

    The Dubai Financial Services Authority (Dubai FSA) updated the Rulebook modules for banks, following consultation on a number of proposed legislative changes that were set out in the consultation paper no. 138.

    September 22, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BOM Updates Guidance on LIBOR Transition in Mauritius

    The Bank of Mauritius (BoM) updated the guidance on London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) transition.

    September 17, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBB Issues Circular on Second Phase of Open Banking Framework

    The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) issued a circular on the second phase of the open banking framework in Bahrain.

    September 15, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBE Issues Circular on Formulation of Recovery Plans by Banks

    The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) published a circular that sets out general rules for preparing recovery plans for banks.

    September 02, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BoM Consults on Guideline on Use of Cloud Services

    The Bank of Mauritius (BoM) is proposed guidelines on the private banking business and on the general principles for use of cloud services.

    August 26, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BOM Proposes Guidelines on Use of Cloud Services and Private Banking

    The Bank of Mauritius (BoM) is consulting on revisions to the guideline for banks licensed to carry on private banking business, with the consultation period ending on September 15, 2021.

    August 26, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA Updates Rulebook Modules for Banks in August 2021

    The Dubai Financial Services Authority (Dubai FSA) updated Rulebook modules for banks, following consultation on a number of proposed legislative changes that were set out in the consultation papers numbered 135, 137, and 140.

    August 22, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SAMA Issues Key Principles for Governance of Financial Institutions

    The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) published the key principles for governance in financial institutions under the control and supervision of the Saudi Central Bank.

    August 18, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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