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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.
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.
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.
On May 25th of 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. A lot of UAE Companies and businesses are considering this new EU regulation and identifying whether they fall within its scope of application.
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 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.