R&M Issues Report on Financial Services Regulators in the Middle East and Africa

January 19, 2005

The Dublin-based consulting firm Research and Markets has announced the addition of a report on “Financial Services Regulators in the Middle East and Africa” to their offering.

“This book provides a comprehensive explanation of the financial services regulatory framework in 19 countries in the Middle East and Africa region, provided by leading commercial law firms in the jurisdictions,” said the announcement. “The analysis includes a description of the nature of the regulatory regime; recent regulatory developments; analysis of the regulatory bodies, their policies, operational activity and relationships; scope of regulatory responsibilities, their application and legal basis; explanation of the international context; future developments expected.”

The bulletin also noted: “Rapid growth in financial services regulation in many countries has led to demand for high quality data about agencies and institutions involved in national and international regulatory systems and explanation of the legal context in which they operate.

“This major new publication provides detailed, consistently presented information for nearly 200 institutions. It covers organizations with regulatory responsibilities, whether primary or secondary, for the banking and financial services industry on both national and international levels. Invaluable data provided for each institution include: Scope of Regulation; Legal Basis; Financing; Key Personnel and Organizational Structure; History; Current Regulatory Developments; Regulatory Objectives; Activities and Implementation; Measures to Ensure Compliance; Accountability; Complaints and Redress; Relationships with other Regulatory Bodies; Principal Publications.” The information was compiled by leading law firms in each country.

For more information consult the company’s website at: http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c11899; or contact: Research and Markets Laura Wood at: press@researchandmarkets.com; Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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