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Moving Toward Financial Transparency: An Update on UAE’s Progress Under FATF

In today’s global financial landscape, maintaining a solid commitment to transparency and rigorous anti-money laundering (AML) and countering...

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Harnessing AI in Anti-Money Laundering: A Look at Google Cloud’s AML AI Solution

Google Cloud’s recent announcement of its launch of an Anti-Money Laundering AI (AML AI) tool heralds a new era for anti-money laundering (AML) tools...

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Recent Developments in EU-U.S. Data Transfer Regulations

There has been a great deal of legal uncertainty and complexity surrounding the transfer of personal data from the European Union (EU) to the United...

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What Are the Key Market Trends Affecting Customer Data Privacy?

Data privacy and protection are becoming increasingly essential risk areas for businesses to consider as regulations evolve and landmark court cases...

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EU Governments Announce Exceptional Support to Utility Companies

In early September 2022, several governments in the European Union announced various exceptional support measures for utility companies. What is the...

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Risk Advisory in the Renewable Energy Sector

Three of six GCC countries have announced net-zero commitments As of August 2022, three out of six GCC countries have published targets for net-zero...

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Várri Consultancy Bags Two Awards at the WBO Awards 2022

Várri Consultancy won two awards at the World Business Outlook Awards 2022: “Leading Strategy and Risk Management Consulting Boutique in the UAE...

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Fitch Upgrades Oman’s Credit Rating to ‘BB’

On Monday, 15 August 2022, Fitch Ratings upgraded Oman’s long-term foreign currency issuer default rating by one notch from ‘BB-’ to ‘BB’ with a...

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Sharjah’s Credit Rating Downgraded to Ba1 by Moody’s

Sharjah, the third largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), saw its credit ratings downgraded to non-investment grade on Tuesday. Moody’s...

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Fintech Companies Place Trust in UAE’s Financial and Legal Infrastructure, but COVID-19 Remains a Significant Risk Factor – Várri Consultancy’s “UAE FinTech Survey 2021” Results Revealed

Primary risk drivers are supply chain disruptions, liquidity risk, IT and cyber risk. Liquidity risk and operational risk are expected to increase in...

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