MENA INTELLIGENCE & INSIGHTS
Global and regional thought leadership for business leaders in the Middle East & North Africa
VAT Return Filing and Compliance Survey 2018
A joint initiative of Thomson Reuters and ACCA, the 2018 VAT Return Filing and Compliance Survey report uses a survey of IT, Finance and Tax managers to track how businesses in UAE and KSA have adapted to the changing tax landscape to meet their new VAT compliance obligations.
Financial & Risk
A lack of awareness of rising risk profiles can expose an organization to unnecessary risk. Find out what are the five key risks for firms in 2018, as we provide an update on risks that may have impact on organizations around the world in our latest expert talk.
Download our latest report for a brief overview on market performance, institutional fund flows, dealmaking, and more in our MENA Markets Q1 Review.
Due to the ever-changing compliance landscape, compliance officers have to deal with updates not only to what will be changing, but also to when those changes will happen. Find out what are the ten things compliance officers need to do in 2018 in our latest expert talk.
Following on from the introduction of Valued Added Tax (VAT) in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) represents another tax reporting and compliance challenge facing organizations across 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?
The introduction of VAT in the UAE and Saudi Arabia have shined a light on the vital role played by IT in being VAT compliant. Is your business ready for VAT returns? EY and Thomson Reuters offer a white paper discussing VAT compliance and determination.
How is technology impacting the way legal services are delivered? Find out in our interview with Simon Bradford, Cloud Technology Director at Microsoft.
What are the opportunities that new technologies provide for the legal space? How can the application of these technologies drive efficiency and assist with the development of knowledge management in the legal sphere?
Legal firms in the Middle East and North Africa region are now under pressure to become more responsive to technologies in the legal space. What is driving the upcoming changes in the legal industry and how will legal technology impact the way in which legal services are delivered?
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.