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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.
"Out with the old…in with the new" – the enactment of the new DIFC Employment Law
The much anticipated new DIFC Employment Law, DIFC Law No. 2 of 2019 (the "New Law") has been enacted. Read more on how The New Law is customized to bridge the gap between the DIFC Employment Law and the UAE Labour Law.
Arbitrating Islamic Banking and Finance Disputes: A Proposal for Semi-Secular Arbitration
This article discusses the resolution of Islamic banking and finance disputes in a modern world of dispute resolution, in which litigation and arbitration as the main contentious forms of dispute resolution contend for taking prime position before any other form of dispute resolution.
Common Reporting Standards: One Year On
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?
GMIS Today: Interview with Nick Earle, Hyperloop One
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.
Insights from FinTech Hive at DIFC Investor Day with Sushil Saluja
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.