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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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    Perspectivas Económicas para América Latina: Recuperación Post Pandemia

    América Latina está en recuperación y se encamina a un repunte económico en el 2021, después de la profunda contracción causada por la pandemia

    May 2021 WebPage Alfredo Coutiño, Jesse Rogers
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    Moody's Analytics U.S. Consumer Credit Outlook

    Join Moody's Analytics Scott Hoyt and David Fieldhouse as they discuss the current and anticipated trends in household credit conditions based on data from Equifax.

    May 2021 WebPage Scott Hoyt, David Fieldhouse
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    CBB Outlines Progress in Implementing Open Banking Services

    CBB published a commentary on the progress made by retail banks in Bahrain on implementation of the necessary infrastructure for compliance with the Open Banking Framework in Bahrain, following the grace period allowed for implementation.

    May 18, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Data Buffet Training

    Accessing timely information on changing economic conditions is critical in today's environment.

    May 2021 WebPage

    Middle East Economic Outlook: May 2021

    Presentation slides from our webinar

    May 11, 2021 Pdf Moody's Analytics
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    Middle East Economic Outlook: May 2021

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

    May 2021 WebPage Moody's Analytics
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    U.S. Macro & Regional Economic Outlook

    The U.S. economy is booming and near-term prospects have rarely been as strong.

    May 2021 WebPage Mark Zandi, Adam Kamins
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    CBB Proposes to Align Rulebook Modules With Open Banking Framework

    CBB proposed amendments to certain modules of the Rulebook Volume 1 for conventional banks, Volume 2 for Islamic banks, and Volume 5 for specialized licensees.

    April 28, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA Issues Resolution Module, Consults on Leverage Ratio Rules

    Dubai FSA published the new Recovery and Resolution (RAR) module of the Dubai FSA Rulebook.

    April 26, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News, Authors
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    SARB Issues Liquidity Stress Test Rules and Resolution Regime Proposal

    SARB issued directive (D4/2021) to all banks, branches of foreign institutions, controlling companies, eligible institutions, and auditors of banks or controlling companies regarding the requirements and frequency of conducting externally facilitated liquidity stress simulations.

    April 15, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BOG Issues Notice on Dividend Distribution by Banks

    The Bank of Ghana, or BOG, issued a notice (BG/GOV/SEC/2020/03) directed to all banks and specialized deposit-taking institutions to desist them from declaring or paying dividends or distributing reserves to shareholders.

    April 09, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA Updates and Introduces Rulebook Modules for Banks

    Dubai FSA published new and updated Rulebook modules for banks, following consultation on a number of proposed legislative changes that were set out in the consultation papers numbered 131, 132, and 134.

    April 04, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BoM Revises Guidelines on ECAI Use and Cross-Border Exposure of Banks

    BoM recently revised a couple of guideline documents for banks and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with BSP, the central bank of Philippines.

    April 01, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BOG Becomes Member of Basel Consultative Group

    BOG announced that it has been admitted as a member of the Basel Consultative Group (BCG).

    April 01, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBB Consults on Liquidity Risk Module and SME Financing Requirements

    CBB proposed requirements on financing for small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), the consultation period for which ends on April 01, 2021.

    March 25, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Custom Markets Methodology Overview

    Explore our Custom Markets model methodology for commercial and multifamily properties within the Moody's Analytics REIS database.

    March 2021 Pdf
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    SARB Directive Addresses Issuance of Certain AT1 Capital Instruments

    SARB published the Directive D2/2021 that explains the stance of the Prudential Authority on the South African banks efforts to seek to include a contingent payment provision in the terms and conditions of their additional tier 1, or AT1, capital instruments.

    March 12, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SARB Updates Requirements for BA Returns for Banks

    SARB published a Directive (D1/2021) on additional requirements for domestic systemically important banks or D-SIBs; these requirements relate to the bi-annual submission of credit-related statutory BA returns (BA 200 and BA 210), based on group consolidated information.

    March 12, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Global Economic Outlook

    After a soft end to 2020 and a difficult start in 2021, the global economic recovery is projected to gain momentum in the coming year supported by the coronavirus vaccine rollout.

    February 2021 WebPage Mark Zandi, Steven Cochrane
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    SARB Issues Guidance on Dividend Distributions and Bonus Payments

    SARB published the guidance note (3/2021) on the distribution of dividends on ordinary shares and payment of cash bonuses to executive officers and material risk-takers, in light of the pandemic and the temporary regulatory capital relief provided by the Prudential Authority.

    February 18, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SARB Consults on Data and Reporting Requisites for Deposit Insurance

    SARB published a discussion paper on data definition and the reporting requirements for deposit insurance in South Africa.

    February 18, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Avoiding the 50 Page Credit Application

    In this webinar, we provide some practical tips on how to create effective credit write-ups with both improved writing and reasoning.

    February 2021 WebPage Moody's Analytics
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    CBB Updates Rulebook for Conventional and Islamic Banks

    CBB released a quarterly update to the Rulebook Volume 1 for conventional banks and the Rulebook Volume 2 for Islamic banks.

    February 02, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Dubai FSA Updates Several Rulebook Modules in February 2021

    Dubai FSA updated several modules of its Rulebook for financial institutions, including banks.

    February 01, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBK Issues Statement on Distribution of Cash Dividends by Banks

    A CBK statement affirmed that Kuwaiti banks may distribute cash dividends to their shareholders proportionate to the results and net profits for 2020, provided that such distribution should not affect the required capital adequacy ratio.

    January 23, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    U.S. Macro & Regional Economic Outlook

    While the new year has gotten off to a difficult start, it should end well.

    January 2021 WebPage Mark Zandi, Cristian deRitis, Adam Kamins
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    BoM Issues Guidance on Capital Treatment of IFRS 9 Provisions

    BoM published guidance on transitional arrangements for regulatory capital treatment of IFRS 9 provisions for expected credit losses.

    January 13, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BoM Revises Guideline on Liquidity Risk Management by Banks

    BoM revised the guideline on management of liquidity risk that is applicable to all banks licensed in Mauritius.

    January 11, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBE Publishes Circular on Management of Operational Risk by Banks

    CBE published a circular on operational risk management, in line with the Basel Committee standard published in December 2017.

    January 04, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CBK Implements Advanced Stress Testing Framework for Banks

    The Governor of CBK announced the development of a new framework for stress testing the banking system.

    December 29, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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