Corporate Financial Reporting

Integrated Reporting: Three Facts Every MENA Company Should Know About Integrated Reporting

The International Integrated Reporting (IR) Framework is a tool that can help local and regional companies go global and compete on a much larger scale. Although it is not now being widely used in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

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Audit Committees: The Significance of Audit Committees in Improving Governance in MENA

Walid AL-NAJAR

Financial Management Specialist

Anna STASZEWICZ

Senior Risk Management Specialist

 

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State-Owned Enterprises: Numerous Reform Attempts, but Limited Results

The MENA region has seen the rise and fall (and rise again) of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) beginning as early as the 1950s. SOEs play a dominant role in the region, accounting for 20-25 percent of economic value added and close to 30 percent of total employment.

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INTERVIEW: Ahmad AL-MEGHAMES

The Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA), founded in 1992, works under Royal Decree to “promote the accounting and auditing profession and all matters that might lead to the development of the profession and improve its status”. 

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Value of SMPs in Enhancing the Financial Inclusion of Small and Medium Enterprises: The UAE as a Case Study

Economic authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have focused attention and planning on the development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with a view towards improving employment and boosting economic activity throughout the country.  

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INTERVIEW: Hazem HASSAN

Chairman of the Egyptian Society of Accountants and Auditors (ESAA)

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Study on the Adequacy of the Accounting Profession in Meeting the Needs of the Palestinian MSME Market

Riham HUSSEIN

Financial Management Specialist,

MENA Financial Management Unit,

The World Bank

 

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INTERVIEW: Fadi FAKIH

Executive Board Member,

Capital Markets Authority, Lebanon

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