MENA INTELLIGENCE & INSIGHTS
Global and regional thought leadership for business leaders in the Middle East & North Africa
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
Banking transactions that are not regular in nature may be the cause of various types of risks for an organization. What needs to be done to avoid the risks that may arise from the foregoing categories of transactions? Abdulrahman Al Sughayer, Banque Saudi Fransi, shares with us his view on special transactions.
Driven by tightening regulation, increasing criminal sophistication, disruptive technologies and more, financial institutions are constantly under pressure to keep up. How can financial institutions protect themselves against financial crime risks in a more sustainable way?
Thomson Reuters speaks to Strategic Forecaster, Rear Admiral Chris Parry, about what the recent political changes might mean for the MENA region, and where the risks lie, as well as the opportunities.
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?
The French presidential elections have kept investors, corporate treasurers and finance professionals on the edge of their seats. How important is it for professionals in the MENA region to manage and keep a close eye on market volatility during the French elections?
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.
Corporate governance engulfs every aspect or administration falling within the management sphere. As such, clearly outlining the duties and liabilities of managers and directors of commercial companies is of great importance as it can have major ramifications on the company's performance and liabilities.
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.
As the SME sector grows bigger and more competitive in the region, SMEs are increasingly resorting to innovation as an important differentiating factor that can lead to the success and sustainability of their business. What is the nature of R&D in SMEs and what role does it play in facilitating SME innovation?
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.