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 2018
A joint initiative of Thomson Reuters and Deloitte, the 2018 Financial Crime in MENA report uses a survey of senior managers and compliance executives to track changing norms and standards in the fight against financial crime in the MENA region.
Financial & Risk
The unexpected political events of 2016 are likely to affect the global political order for some time to come. There appears to be a crisis in leadership, and nations are divided over their future course. What impact do you think the rise of populism will have on the region?
Many countries are targeting green finance as a way of achieving sustainable growth and the MENA region is doing particularly well in this regard. Why is green finance increasing at such a rapid rate? Watch our latest video interview as we ask experts about their thoughts on green finance in the region.
Despite the volatility in global financial markets, capital markets in the Middle East and North Africa seem well placed to take advantage of global instability and to attract investment. What opportunities exist in private equity and private debt in the region?
With new tax transparency regulations, financial institutions often find themselves facing unprecedented data management and compliance challenges. As MENA prepares for CRS reporting deadlines in 2018, what can countries in the region learn from CRS early adopters in European countries?
Master Data relates to tax determination codes to ensure the correct VAT code is assigned as well as the reporting code to ensure the accurate VAT treatment is applied. How does this work in practice and what role does it play in reducing the burden on the tax function?
Family-owned businesses face a number of challenges such as succession planning and digitization, in addition to the current challenge of implementing VAT. What can family-owned businesses be doing now in order to ensure that they are VAT compliant by the 1st of January 2018?
What are the basic and necessary elements of a company's establishment that must be present in order to cast away the risk of having a company nullified in the UAE?
How can the legal profession work smarter and be more efficient to offset price pressures and growth of alternative legal solutions?
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.
How can FinTech innovation be enabled? Fintech Hive at DIFC recently launched its first accelerator program that provides 11 finalists with an opportunity to connect and collaborate with key industry players and mentors.
From blockchain to big data, how ready are financial institutions to embrace these emerging technologies? We speak to Sushil Saluja, Managing Director at Accenture, to get some insights on what is driving the growth of FinTech in global hubs.
How can global hubs foster a FinTech innovation ecosystem? In this interview, Maria Gotsch provides her insights on why FinTech accelerators are important for large cities, such as New York and Dubai.
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.