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28 May 2017
With the progressive implementation in 2018 and the representatives of the Member States of the GCC having agreed on a formal VAT system Treaty across all six Member States, businesses need to start looking in detail at the potential impacts this implementation will have on businesses.
23 May 2017
Family-owned businesses expect disruptions over next decade and look to the Next-Gen for brighter future
Of the next generation of leaders of family-owned businesses interviewed by Deloitte, 46% expects that the market in which they operate will face disruption in the next two to three years. 27% also expects to lose market share to new entrants.
16 May 2017
The Saudi Tax Authority has published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on its website announcing it will introduce VAT as of 1 January 2018. The Bahrain Ministry of Finance earlier this year confirmed that Bahrain has also signed the GCC VAT Treaty.
16 May 2017
Deloitte sponsors first “Saudi Smart Cities Conference 2017” to support GCC governments in developing smart cities
Deloitte released a publication on “Smart Cities Global trends” by the Deloitte's Global Center for Government Insights highlighting Deloitte’s Smart City framework – smart mobility, security, economy, living, environment, and education.
09 May 2017
Deloitte launches inaugural Regulatory Barometer revealing the top 10 priorities for banking regulation in UAE
In this new report, Deloitte reveals the regulatory opportunities and challenges facing the financial services industry and the five ways that institutions can take advantage of the new regulatory changes to drive efficiency and growth.
02 May 2017
Medium-to-long term demand fundamentals remain strong for Dubai’s real estate market in 2017 as challenges remain
Global business advisors Deloitte released the Middle East Real Estate Predictions: Dubai 2017 report in January, which reviewed key trends in Dubai’s residential, retail, hospitality and office markets during 2016 and made predictions on how the markets could perform in 2017.
12 April 2017
Deloitte: 69% of GCC businesses concerned that they may not be prepared for VAT introduction in January 2018
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Value Added Tax (VAT) Treaty has now been signed by all six GCC states who have been taking concrete steps towards implementation aiming for a ‘go live’ date of 1 January 2018.
09 April 2017
In line with Saudi Vision 2030 to equip young Saudi men and women for future careers, Deloitte collaborated with the University of Business and Technology (UBT) in Saudi Arabia, on creating a program to bring professional and technical skills to university students.
03 April 2017
Deloitte Middle East Point of View: Ethical tax, construction market outlook, ISO 37001 on anti-bribery management, and GCC family businesses
Financial institutions are working together to combat tax evasion, bribery and corruption through ISO certifications and the Common Reporting Standard. These are among the topics discussed in the spring 2017 issue of Deloitte ’s quarterly publication, the Middle East Point of View ( ME PoV ).