MENA Talks: Corporations

by Thomson Reuters

MENA Talks: Corporations
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 19
  • Last: 5 Dec 2016
The business environment in the Middle East and North Africa is growing more complex with an increasingly strict regulatory landscape, geopolitical tensions, economic volatility, and shifting global growth focus. What do global and regional developments mean for businesses that operate in multiple georgaphies and how can they capitalize on the opportunities that present themselves in uncertain times? Sitting at the intersection of regulation and commerce, MENA Talks: Corporations explores these questions with global and regional experts.

Episodes (19)

  • 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 →

  • 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 →

  • The Rising Case for Tax Technology in the GCC
    The Rising Case for Tax Technology in the GCC
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    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 →

  • Changes to the U.A.E VPN Law
    Changes to the U.A.E VPN Law
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    Published: 21 Sep 2016 Duration: 09:03
    Recently, there has been a lot of sensational media coverage surrounding the changes to the Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)  laws in the UAE. However, the question remains – what has actually changed? What is now considered criminal behavio... Read more →
    Recently, there has been a lot of sensational media coverage surrounding the changes to the Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)  laws in the UAE. However, the question remains – what has actually changed? What is now considered criminal behavio... Read more →

  • The Rise of Renewables in the MENA region
    The Rise of Renewables in the MENA region
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    Published: 7 Sep 2016 Duration: 22:24
    Demand for energy in the Middle East is rising at four times that of the global average, and the advancement of renewable energy is gathering pace. According to a 2016 report by the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the volumes of renewabl... Read more →
    Demand for energy in the Middle East is rising at four times that of the global average, and the advancement of renewable energy is gathering pace. According to a 2016 report by the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the volumes of renewabl... Read more →

  • Understanding IFRS in Saudi Arabia
    Understanding IFRS in Saudi Arabia
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    Published: 24 Aug 2016 Duration: 24:15
    Conversion to IFRS Standards in Saudi Arabia are already underway with publicly listed companies required to report using the new financial reporting framework as of 2017, and SMEs following suit in 2018. Adoption of IFRS Standards is part ... Read more →
    Conversion to IFRS Standards in Saudi Arabia are already underway with publicly listed companies required to report using the new financial reporting framework as of 2017, and SMEs following suit in 2018. Adoption of IFRS Standards is part ... Read more →

  • Compliance Talent – How to build, and keep, your best people
    Compliance Talent – How to build, and keep, your best people
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    Published: 10 Aug 2016 Duration: 15:49
    In recent years, there has been a huge increase in the demand for talented compliance staff. Demand for GRC skills and expertise has grown exponentially, and at a time of increasing enforcement activity, skilled professionals are scarce on ... Read more →
    In recent years, there has been a huge increase in the demand for talented compliance staff. Demand for GRC skills and expertise has grown exponentially, and at a time of increasing enforcement activity, skilled professionals are scarce on ... Read more →

  • The State of Mergers and Acquisitions in MENA
    The State of Mergers and Acquisitions in MENA
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    Published: 27 Jul 2016 Duration: 12:20
    Thomson Reuters MENA’s Tarek Toumas talks to Omar Mehanna, Head of Merchant Banking at NBAD, about the region’s M&A landscape, the state of IPOs in the region, the strength of family businesses across MENA and what to expect in 2016.
    Thomson Reuters MENA’s Tarek Toumas talks to Omar Mehanna, Head of Merchant Banking at NBAD, about the region’s M&A landscape, the state of IPOs in the region, the strength of family businesses across MENA and what to expect in 2016.

  • Implications of VAT and BEPS on the GCC
    Implications of VAT and BEPS on the GCC
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    Published: 13 Jul 2016 Duration: 38:55
    The regional and global tax landscape is undergoing considerable change. With the introduction of VAT in the GCC quickly approaching and the BEPS Action 15 impacting international tax regulations, the need for clear information is critical.... Read more →
    The regional and global tax landscape is undergoing considerable change. With the introduction of VAT in the GCC quickly approaching and the BEPS Action 15 impacting international tax regulations, the need for clear information is critical.... Read more →

  • The Corruption Debate
    The Corruption Debate
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    Published: 29 Jun 2016 Duration: 22:29
    For a while now, corruption has been at the top of the global agenda. Authorities around the world are devoting a great deal of resources in a bid to diminish corruption, but the issue is proving stubbornly resilient. Corruption is an insid... Read more →
    For a while now, corruption has been at the top of the global agenda. Authorities around the world are devoting a great deal of resources in a bid to diminish corruption, but the issue is proving stubbornly resilient. Corruption is an insid... Read more →

  • The Saudi Arabia Tax Landscape
    The Saudi Arabia Tax Landscape
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    Published: 15 Jun 2016 Duration: 13:58
    In an effort to move beyond an oil economy, Saudi Arabia has committed to an ambitious plan of economic transformation. Central to these changes is the introduction of taxation and revenue diversification. How will the introduction of VAT a... Read more →
    In an effort to move beyond an oil economy, Saudi Arabia has committed to an ambitious plan of economic transformation. Central to these changes is the introduction of taxation and revenue diversification. How will the introduction of VAT a... Read more →

  • Brexit, India and China
    Brexit, India and China
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    Published: 1 Jun 2016 Duration: 08:18
    This year – 2016 – is primarily about three major global players: Great Britain, India and China. The decisions these three nations make will likely set the tone for the world economy for the year that follows. Great Britain is at a crossro... Read more →
    This year – 2016 – is primarily about three major global players: Great Britain, India and China. The decisions these three nations make will likely set the tone for the world economy for the year that follows. Great Britain is at a crossro... Read more →

  • The Introduction of VAT in the Middle East
    The Introduction of VAT in the Middle East
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    Published: 18 May 2016 Duration: 30:13
    The impending introduction of VAT in the GCC will impact all sectors of the business community. With a VAT framework expected to be ratified in mid-2016, most businesses will have 18 months to prepare for the anticipated 1 Jan 2018 implemen... Read more →
    The impending introduction of VAT in the GCC will impact all sectors of the business community. With a VAT framework expected to be ratified in mid-2016, most businesses will have 18 months to prepare for the anticipated 1 Jan 2018 implemen... Read more →

  • The State of Precious Metals 2016
    The State of Precious Metals 2016
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    Published: 4 May 2016 Duration: 12:31
    Gold is considered a safe haven in times of uncertainty; the spike in gold prices at the beginning of 2016 illustrated that clearly. With the Thomson Reuters GFMS Gold Survey 2016 hot off the press, Thomson Reuters’ precious metals expert C... Read more →
    Gold is considered a safe haven in times of uncertainty; the spike in gold prices at the beginning of 2016 illustrated that clearly. With the Thomson Reuters GFMS Gold Survey 2016 hot off the press, Thomson Reuters’ precious metals expert C... Read more →

  • Geopolitics and Business – Dealing with Stable Instability
    Geopolitics and Business – Dealing with Stable Instability
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    Published: 13 Apr 2016 Duration: 12:19
    Geopolitical risk refers to the risk of investing in a country where there is political or economic instability that may cause a threat to the value of the investment. This threat may come from regime change, legislative change, military in... Read more →
    Geopolitical risk refers to the risk of investing in a country where there is political or economic instability that may cause a threat to the value of the investment. This threat may come from regime change, legislative change, military in... Read more →

  • Thomson Reuters Mena Talks Coming Soon
    Thomson Reuters Mena Talks Coming Soon
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    Published: 1 May 2015 Duration: 00:14
    Coming soon; Thomson Reuters Mena Talks. A Podcast in which we  explore the trends, issues and potential challenges faced by organizations and governments in the Middle East and North Africa
    Coming soon; Thomson Reuters Mena Talks. A Podcast in which we  explore the trends, issues and potential challenges faced by organizations and governments in the Middle East and North Africa

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