MENA INTELLIGENCE & INSIGHTS
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Financial Crime in the Middle East and North Africa
The business of compliance has become incredibly dynamic. The third annual survey report on the subject of financial crime in the Middle East and North Africa allows us to track changing norms, standards, and attitudes around compliance and the management of financial crime.
Financial & Risk
Watch Thomson Reuters John Mason, Global Head of Regulatory and Market Structure Propositions, discuss the impact of MiFID II for MENA based firms, key challenges facing financial institutions in preparing for MiFID II, and how firms can start preparing today.
From the US Patriot Act, Financial Crisis of 2008, political turmoil era and the rise of terrorism risk in the world and most recent the KSA’s journey to step up to become a FATF member, resources and expertise in compliance are more in demand than ever. Is compliance still viewed as a secondary role?
Corporate governance is a necessity to be instilled by regulators for every regulated entity. However, in order for a business to have a strong culture of corporate governance, it needs to come from within the business itself, rather than have it enforced. Why is it so important to have a culture of good corporate governance?
The recent case against ZTE Corp for evading U.S. government sanctions highlights the importance of having a vigorous supply chain risk strategy in order to avoid both financial implications and long lasting reputational damage. What is the impact of supply chain risk on organizations?
Ascertaining the impact VAT will have on a business and the changes required is an essential step in any VAT implementation process. Our research suggests that while there is awareness that VAT will have a broad impact, only 11% of our survey respondents understand the impact that VAT implementation will have on their business.
VAT is a priority issue for companies in the GCC as tax authorities have communicated that the VAT introduction deadline will be 2018 – giving companies in the GCC less than one year to prepare for VAT implementation.
As legal technology adoption globally continues to grow, professionals and law firms in the region have to keep up by adopting technology to utilize it as a competitive advantage in the market. Is the region, however, ready yet?
How can the legal profession work smarter and be more efficient to offset price pressures and growth of alternative legal solutions? Paresh Khushal, Head of Professionals at Thomson Reuters MENA, makes the case for leveraging innovative digital technology to optimize resources, increase productivity and transform workflow.
There is increasing demand on lawyers to have sufficient business knowledge that would enable them to provide practical and user-friendly advice to their clients. What can legal firms and lawyers do to meet these demands?
How are disruptive and digital technologies, including AI and Blockchain, influencing the traditional banking sector? Watch our interview with Roberto Mancone, Managing Director at Deutsche Bank to find out.
The SVP of Global Field Operations and Marketing at Hyperloop One discusses the future of the Hyperloop technology and first applications within the UAE, as well as the collaboration with local regulators to establish a framework for this new technology.
Li Yong, Director General of UNIDO, discusses the sustainable development goals of UNIDO and how these tie up with manufacturing, and potential big announcements to come within the conference or in the near future which may concern policy making.
Pilgrimage to haj and umrah represents a fundamental part of the Islamic Economy. This report provides an overview of the key ecosystem of needs, spanning six key lifestyle sectors, and narrowing in on three specific segments.
This fifth consecutive annual Sukuk Perceptions and Forecast Study complements statistical and qualitative analysis from a range of perspectives with the opinions of market leaders in different segments from around the world.
The State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2016/17 brings you the latest developments and trends whilst also highlighting specific opportunities for you to engage with this sector.
The MENA Talks podcasts series has been designed to provide corporate professionals with key insights on global and regional markets. Industry experts provide in-depth knowledge that helps corporate leaders steer the course of their businesses in volatile times.
MENA Talks Risk tackles the most pressing regional and global issues in risk and compliance, from anti-money laundering and KYC to UBOs and new regional regulations.