MENA Talks

by Thomson Reuters

MENA Talks
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 31
  • Last: 5 Mar 2018
A series of interviews with global experts on a range of issues facing companies in MENA, Thomson Reuters MENA Talks will cover topical and interesting subjects in the fields of risk, compliance, tax and accounting, scholarly research and science, as well as intellectual property. MENA Talks will offer the most up-to-date knowledge and insight on some of the most challenging issues of the day. All opinions expressed by the experts on this podcast series are solely the experts’ opinions and do not reflect the opinions, views, policies or positions of Thomson Reuters or its affiliates. No one should treat any opinion expressed by the experts as a specific inducement to make a particular investment or follow a particular strategy, but only as an expression of their opinions. Experts’ opinions are based upon information they consider reliable, but neither Thomson Reuters nor its affiliates warrant its completeness or accuracy, and it should not be relied upon as such. Responsibility for the information, opinions and views expressed in podcast series lies entirely with the experts. Thomson Reuters and its affiliates are not under any obligation to update or correct any information provided on this podcast. Experts’ statements and opinions are subject to change or removal without notice.

Episodes (31)

  • Financial Crime in the Middle East & North Africa 2018
    Financial Crime in the Middle East & North Africa 2018
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    Published: 5 Mar 2018 Duration: 16:15
    The Financial Crime in MENA Report tracks changing norms and standards in compliance across the region. Now in its 4th year, we note moderating budgets while the regulatory burden continues to increase for compliance departments.
    The Financial Crime in MENA Report tracks changing norms and standards in compliance across the region. Now in its 4th year, we note moderating budgets while the regulatory burden continues to increase for compliance departments.

  • Trade Based Money Laundering
    Trade Based Money Laundering
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    Published: 8 Dec 2017 Duration: 18:14
    Trade based money laundering is receiving increasing attention from regulators. It involves a complex and sophisticated layering of paperwork and touchpoints, and can be difficult to unravel. We speak to Ibrahim El-Adawi, Senior Compliance ... Read more →
    Trade based money laundering is receiving increasing attention from regulators. It involves a complex and sophisticated layering of paperwork and touchpoints, and can be difficult to unravel. We speak to Ibrahim El-Adawi, Senior Compliance ... Read more →

  • Derisking in MENA – how should banks respond?
    Derisking in MENA – how should banks respond?
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    Published: 16 Oct 2017 Duration: 22:42
    Recent surveys in the MENA region reveal that the issue of ‘derisking’ – when larger, international banks withdraw their correspondent relationships with smaller regional banks – has become a substantial concern for many MENA-based banks. D... Read more →
    Recent surveys in the MENA region reveal that the issue of ‘derisking’ – when larger, international banks withdraw their correspondent relationships with smaller regional banks – has become a substantial concern for many MENA-based banks. D... Read more →

  • Emerging threats and technologies facing AML practitioners in the world today
    Emerging threats and technologies facing AML practitioners in the world today
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    Published: 17 Sep 2017 Duration: 10:47
    The task of complying with anti money laundering regulation has never been so complicated. The collection, analysis and management of client data to meet regulatory demands and find hidden risk has become an increasingly complex and laborio... Read more →
    The task of complying with anti money laundering regulation has never been so complicated. The collection, analysis and management of client data to meet regulatory demands and find hidden risk has become an increasingly complex and laborio... Read more →

  • FATF in the MENA Region
    FATF in the MENA Region
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    Published: 12 Aug 2017 Duration: 14:30
    FATF assessments can have a substantial impact on countries and on the organizations that are based there. Andy Critchlow, the Middle East editor for Breakingviews, chats to Abdul Hafiz Mansour, the Secretary General of the Special Investig... Read more →
    FATF assessments can have a substantial impact on countries and on the organizations that are based there. Andy Critchlow, the Middle East editor for Breakingviews, chats to Abdul Hafiz Mansour, the Secretary General of the Special Investig... Read more →

  • Why It’s Important To Reduce Supply Chain Risks in 2017
    Why It’s Important To Reduce Supply Chain Risks in 2017
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    Published: 17 Jul 2017 Duration: 10:40
    Risk management of the supply chain has been a constantly expanding and challenging task over the past few years, but as we enter 2017, the need for a robust and effective compliance policy has never been stronger. James Swenson, Global Hea... Read more →
    Risk management of the supply chain has been a constantly expanding and challenging task over the past few years, but as we enter 2017, the need for a robust and effective compliance policy has never been stronger. James Swenson, Global Hea... Read more →

  • Whistleblowing – does your company have a safe space for difficult conversations?
    Whistleblowing – does your company have a safe space for difficult conversations?
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    Published: 13 Jun 2017 Duration: 16:16
    Why is whistleblowing such a contentious subject and what is it that makes it so difficult for people to come forward when they have evidence of wrong-doing in corporate organizations? James Swenson, Global Head of Proposition for Risk Mana... Read more →
    Why is whistleblowing such a contentious subject and what is it that makes it so difficult for people to come forward when they have evidence of wrong-doing in corporate organizations? James Swenson, Global Head of Proposition for Risk Mana... Read more →

  • Fintech / Regtech & Compliance
    Fintech / Regtech & Compliance
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    Published: 12 May 2017 Duration: 09:32
    Technology is driving rapid change in financial services, with the latest developments seen as a revolution rather than evolution. The finance sector is ripe for disruption, and start-ups are employing innovative technology – such as cloud ... Read more →
    Technology is driving rapid change in financial services, with the latest developments seen as a revolution rather than evolution. The finance sector is ripe for disruption, and start-ups are employing innovative technology – such as cloud ... Read more →

  • The Future of Financial Institutions
    The Future of Financial Institutions
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    Published: 8 Apr 2017 Duration: 06:51
    We are nearing the 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis and banks now face a new challenge – that of potential disruption to a degree never before experienced by their sector. Experts foresee opportunities for agile and sophistic... Read more →
    We are nearing the 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis and banks now face a new challenge – that of potential disruption to a degree never before experienced by their sector. Experts foresee opportunities for agile and sophistic... Read more →

  • Financial Crime in MENA 2017
    Financial Crime in MENA 2017
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    Published: 13 Mar 2017 Duration: 04:50
    The third annual survey on financial crime in the MENA region, a joint initiative of Thomson Reuters and Deloitte, follows two previous surveys on the same topic. The surveys are conducted in the same month of each year with the same audien... Read more →
    The third annual survey on financial crime in the MENA region, a joint initiative of Thomson Reuters and Deloitte, follows two previous surveys on the same topic. The surveys are conducted in the same month of each year with the same audien... Read more →

  • January Message
    January Message
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    Published: 6 Jan 2017 Duration: 00:18
    On a break... coming back soon.
    On a break... coming back soon.

  • The Rising case for Tax Technology in the GCC
    The Rising case for Tax Technology in the GCC
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    Published: 5 Dec 2016 Duration: 06:00
    With the introduction of VAT to the GCC as of 2018, businesses need to understand how best to prepare. And how can technology play a role throughout this period? Listen to Stewart Nivision, Global Head of Indirect Tax at Thomson Reuters, di... Read more →
    With the introduction of VAT to the GCC as of 2018, businesses need to understand how best to prepare. And how can technology play a role throughout this period? Listen to Stewart Nivision, Global Head of Indirect Tax at Thomson Reuters, di... Read more →

  • The impact of LNGs in the Middle Eastern Markets
    The impact of LNGs in the Middle Eastern Markets
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    Published: 5 Dec 2016 Duration: 13:24
    Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has grown in importance, and within Middle East and North Africa (MENA) markets, Qatar and Algeria are among the largest exporters globally. Oil price volatility has significantly impacted the LNG market making i... Read more →
    Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has grown in importance, and within Middle East and North Africa (MENA) markets, Qatar and Algeria are among the largest exporters globally. Oil price volatility has significantly impacted the LNG market making i... Read more →

  • Building infrastructure for SMEs in MENA
    Building infrastructure for SMEs in MENA
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    Published: 30 Nov 2016 Duration: 21:42
    Across the MENA region, governments and independent organisations are encouraging entrepreneurship and small businesses. From planning and ideation to finance, operations and growth, what do businesses need in order to survive in an increas... Read more →
    Across the MENA region, governments and independent organisations are encouraging entrepreneurship and small businesses. From planning and ideation to finance, operations and growth, what do businesses need in order to survive in an increas... Read more →

  • Ultimate Beneficial Owner
    Ultimate Beneficial Owner
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    Published: 16 Nov 2016 Duration: 17:35
    Financial transparency has become a priority for many governments and agencies around the world, ensuring that effective due diligence is now mission critical for certain organizations. It is no longer possible to enter into a contract or ... Read more →
    Financial transparency has become a priority for many governments and agencies around the world, ensuring that effective due diligence is now mission critical for certain organizations. It is no longer possible to enter into a contract or ... Read more →

  • Compliance Challenges – Oil & Gas
    Compliance Challenges – Oil & Gas
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    Published: 14 Nov 2016 Duration: 23:18
    Every oil and gas company wants to achieve optimum exploration, production and efficient processing. The management of risk in the supply chain plays an essential role in achieving this. Supply chains have become increasingly complex and fl... Read more →
    Every oil and gas company wants to achieve optimum exploration, production and efficient processing. The management of risk in the supply chain plays an essential role in achieving this. Supply chains have become increasingly complex and fl... Read more →

  • The role of Public Private Partnerships in the Middle East
    The role of Public Private Partnerships in the Middle East
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    Published: 2 Nov 2016 Duration: 11:09
    Infrastructure is a key component of ambitious government development plans across the Middle East. Public Private Partnerships, or PPPs, have started to gain precedence as a way of structuring and funding large-scale projects in the region... Read more →
    Infrastructure is a key component of ambitious government development plans across the Middle East. Public Private Partnerships, or PPPs, have started to gain precedence as a way of structuring and funding large-scale projects in the region... Read more →

  • Compliance Challenges in Oil & Gas
    Compliance Challenges in Oil & Gas
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    Published: 19 Oct 2016 Duration: 23:18
    Every oil and gas company wants to achieve optimum exploration, production and efficient processing. The management of risk in the supply chain plays an essential role in achieving this. Supply chains have become increasingly complex and fl... Read more →
    Every oil and gas company wants to achieve optimum exploration, production and efficient processing. The management of risk in the supply chain plays an essential role in achieving this. Supply chains have become increasingly complex and fl... Read more →

  • Understanding Ultimate Beneficial Ownership
    Understanding Ultimate Beneficial Ownership
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    Published: 14 Oct 2016 Duration: 17:35
    Financial transparency has become a priority for many governments and agencies around the world, ensuring that effective due diligence is now mission critical for certain organizations. It is no longer possible to enter into a contract or b... Read more →
    Financial transparency has become a priority for many governments and agencies around the world, ensuring that effective due diligence is now mission critical for certain organizations. It is no longer possible to enter into a contract or b... Read more →

  • The Rising Case for Tax Technology in the GCC
    The Rising Case for Tax Technology in the GCC
    Play
    Published: 10 Oct 2016 Duration: 06:00
    With the introduction of VAT to the GCC as of 2018, businesses need to understand how best to prepare. And how can technology play a role throughout this period? Listen to Stewart Nivision, Global Head of Indirect Tax at Thomson Reuters, di... Read more →
    With the introduction of VAT to the GCC as of 2018, businesses need to understand how best to prepare. And how can technology play a role throughout this period? Listen to Stewart Nivision, Global Head of Indirect Tax at Thomson Reuters, di... Read more →

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