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Ghana
Dentons
The Bank of Ghana has responsibility for the supervision and regulation of all deposit-taking business in Ghana.
Mauritius
BLC Robert
This article attempts to provide a summary of the key principles applicable to a custodian of digital assets.
Nigeria
Genesis Analytics
For example, the regulations require PSBs to issue cards and install ATMs rather than giving them the option of a purely digital proposition.
AO2 Law
NAICOM's power to administer, supervise, regulate and control the insurance industry is derived both from its establishment Act and the Insurance Act.
Perchstone & Graeys
On October 22, 2018, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a circular pursuant to its Microfinance Policy, Regulatory and Supervisory Framework (April 2011).
Banwo & Ighodalo
As part of its efforts to make the Nigerian business climate investment-friendly, the Federal Government of Nigeria has introduced various incentives and reliefs aimed at promoting both local and foreign investments.
AELEX
The CBN recently issued a directive, dated 31st January 2018, barring Deposit Money Banks and Discount Houses that do not meet the minimum Capital Adequacy Ratio set by the CBN...
Deloitte Nigeria
Major highlights of the Circular are presented below.
Tanzania
Clyde & Co
The Bank of Tanzania (the BoT) exercising its powers under section 60(1) and (2) of the Microfinance Act of 2018 (the Act) has published the Microfinance (Non-Deposit Taking ...
United Arab Emirates
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Knowing which corporate vehicle to use is a key concern in any commercial enterprise. This article will summarise the different types of corporate entity used within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and...
Grant Thornton
The influx of regulatory initiatives in the UAE is having the dual effect of bringing the jurisdiction into alignment with international regulatory standards
DLA Piper
On 30 October 2018, the UAE government issued UAE Federal Law No. 19 of 2018 on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI Law).
Horizons & Co
Since the 2007 - 2009 financial crisis, the talk and lengthy discussions about systemic risks and its implication on the stability of the global financial system has not ceased.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
In the interests of simplicity and efficiency, two new DIFC laws have changed the regulatory requirements for DIFC companies and registered persons as Robert Mitchley explains.
STA Law Firm
UAE The President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued Federal Decretal Law No. (9) of 2018 regarding Public Debt which will enable the federal government to issue sovereign bonds...
TMF Group
Economists have long debated the effectiveness of laws enacted to spur economic development. But cities continue to try to create jobs and wealth, and some like Abu Dhabi seem to be doing something right.
Clyde & Co
Following a series of recent government announcements and much speculation in the market, a new Foreign Direct Investment Law has been published in the UAE Official Gazette and is now in force.
STA Law Firm
Driving through Dubai one is inundated with the view of cranes and construction sites, however, if a closer look is taken it becomes increasingly more evident that many, if not most of these sites are inactive...
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
Brexit was a decision that shook the financial world.
Dentons
South Africa's diverse economy, strategic role in Africa and political history create a unique business and regulatory environment.
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