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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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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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Dubai FSA Updates Rulebook and Sourcebook Modules in February 2019

Dubai FSA updated several modules of its Rulebook and Sourcebook for financial institutions.

February 25, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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Moody's Analytics Webinar: 2019 Middle East Outlook – A Rosy Future for Oil Exporters

In this webinar, Moody's Analytics economists discuss Middle East's macroeconomic outlook with particular focus on the prospects for the Emirati and Saudi economies.

February 2019 WebPage Moody's Analytics
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IMF Publishes Report Under the 2018 Article IV Consultation with UAE

IMF published its staff report under the 2018 Article IV consultation with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

February 01, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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Moody's Analytics Webinar: ImpairmentCalc™ - Understanding IFRS 9 ECL Volatility

ImpairmentCalc™ software produces IFRS 9 ECL estimates which are both forward-looking and incorporate the latest changes in the macroeconomic environment.

January 2019 WebPage Moody's Analytics
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CBB Proposes Rules on Robo-Advice by Banks and Investment Firms

CBB issued draft rules to enable existing or potential investment firm licensees to offer “robo-advice,” which CBB rules define as “digital financial advice.”

January 22, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBB Consults on Revised Credit Risk Management Modules for Banks

CBB proposed the revised Directive governing the requirements for credit risk management, as part of the Module CM of the Rulebook Volumes 1 and 2. The CBB Rulebook Volume 1 applies to conventional banks while Volume 2 applies to Islamic banks.

January 21, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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SAMA Publishes Licensing Guidelines for Banks in Saudi Arabia

SAMA published guidelines that set out its licensing process for banks in Saudi Arabia. The guidelines and criteria apply to applicants seeking a license to carry on banking business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the Banking Control Law (BCL).

January 07, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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Dubai FSA Updates Rulebook and Sourcebook Modules for Institutions

Dubai FSA updated several modules of its Rulebook and Sourcebook for financial institutions.

January 02, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBB Announces Planned Regulatory Policy Initiatives for Banks in 2019

CBB published a list of the expected consultations for 2019. These proposed rules would be a part of the CBB policy to enhance transparency and raise awareness on its regulatory development initiatives.

December 18, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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SAMA Issues Rules for Licensing and Supervision of Foreign Insurers

SAMA published rules for licensing and supervision of branches of foreign insurance and/or reinsurance companies in Saudi Arabia.

December 17, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBB Consults on Licensing Rules for Crypto-Asset Platform Operators

The rules offer a regulatory framework for the licensing and supervision of crypto-asset services, including those provided by a platform operator as a principal, agent, and custodian, within or from the Kingdom of Bahrain.

December 13, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBB Amends Rulebook Volumes 1, 2, and 5 for Banks

CBB announced amendments to the Rulebook Volumes 1 and 2, along with a new module on Open Banking (Module OB) under the Rulebook Volume 5.

December 06, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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Moody's Analytics Webinar: Middle East Outlook – Amidst Uncertainty

In this webinar replay, Moody's Analytics economists discuss the Middle East's macro outlook and analyze economic prospects of MENA oil exporters and importers.

November 2018 WebPage
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CBB Proposes and Finalizes Rulebook Modules for Banks in November 2018

CBB announced the issuance of new leverage ratio requirements under Module CA (Part 3) for Islamic (Chapter CA-10) and conventional bank licensees (Chapter CA-15).

November 15, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBUAE Publishes Multiple Regulations and Standards for Banks

CBUAE published regulations and standards on financial reporting and external audit, operational risk, market risk, and interest rate and rate of return risk in the banking book (IRRBB), along with rules on internal controls, compliance, and internal audit.

November 14, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBE Publishes Circular on IRRBB in Egypt

CBE published the circular on the interest rate risk in the banking book (IRRBB) in Egypt.

October 04, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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BCBS Assesses Implementation of NSFR and LE Framework in Saudi Arabia

BCBS published two reports assessing the implementation of the net stable funding ratio (NSFR) and the large exposures (LE) framework in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

September 27, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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Dubai FSA Updates Sourcebook Module on Application Forms and Notices

Dubai FSA updated the Application Forms and Notices (AFN) Module of its Sourcebook for financial institutions.

September 01, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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IMF Reports on the 2018 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia

IMF published its staff report and selected issues report under the 2018 Article IV consultation with Saudi Arabia.

August 24, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBB Proposes and Finalizes Rulebook Modules for Banks in August 2018

CBB issued consultations on leverage ratio requirements and high-level controls modules for conventional and Islamic banks. CBB also finalized new requirements on the risk management related and the liquidity risk management modules to the Rulebook Volumes 1 and 2.

August 16, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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Dubai FSA Updates its Rulebook and Sourcebook Modules in August 2018

Dubai FSA updated several modules of its Rulebook and Sourcebook for financial institutions.

August 01, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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Global Macroeconomic Model and Scenario Studio

In this webinar, Mark Zandi and the Moody's Analytics team discuss recent changes to our Global Macroeconomic Model, and provide an overview of Scenario Studio, our new platform for custom scenario development. Learn more: www.moodysanalytics.com/scenariostudio

June 2018 WebPage Mark Zandi, Mark Hopkins
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CBJ Issues Instructions for Implementing IFRS 9 in Jordan

CBJ explained in its instructions that the proper implementation of the new standard requires coordination and integration between different units of work in banks, especially units responsible for credit and risk management, financial, and information systems.

June 24, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBUAE Publishes Country and Transfer Risks Regulation and Standards

CBUAE published the Regulation and the Standards on country and transfer risks. The Regulation and the Standards are intended to ensure country and transfer risks are appropriately managed by banks, in line with the leading international practices.

June 21, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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CBUAE Publishes Regulation and Standards on Risk Management by Banks

CBUAE published Regulation and Standards on risk management for banks. The purpose of the Regulation and the Standards is to establish an overarching prudential framework for risk management in banks and to strengthen risk management across the banking sector.

June 21, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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IMF Issues Reports on 2018 Article IV Consultation with Qatar

IMF published its staff report and selected issues report under the 2018 Article IV consultation with Qatar. Directors noted that the banking sector is healthy with high asset quality and strong capitalization.

May 30, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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IMF Board Decides to Formally Recognize CPIFR for Banking Sector

The Executive Board of the IMF endorsed the proposal on the use of the core principles for Islamic finance regulations (CPIFR), which were developed by IFSB with the participation of the Secretariat of BCBS.

May 24, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
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New Generation of Credit Decisioning

Increasing demand for credit has opened up the marketplace to a host of new tech-savvy lending providers. To compete in this new landscape, banks are changing their approach to credit management in order to provide faster and more convenient service to their clients.

May 2018 WebPage Nelson Almeida, Dr. Jamie Stark
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New Generation of Credit Decisioning

Banks need to adopt new technology for quicker decisioning without sacrificing any of the risk assessment and analysis. At Moody's Analytics, we're helping our clients meet this challenge by investing in the latest data trends and technology advancements and implementing them into our solutions.

May 2018 Pdf Nelson Almeida, Dr. Jamie Stark
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