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- Saudi Arabia releases its draft VAT implementation regulations
- Tax Procedures Law issued in the UAE
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- Cost of VAT to the insurance industry
- CFOs are urged to prepare now
- GCC nations plan simultaneous VAT rollout by 1 January 2018
- Leveraging ERP to create value
- VAT is set to truly be taxing, with the next 13 months being crucial
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- Annual global survey finds senior business roles held by women up slightly to 24%
- UAE businesses remain cautiously optimistic for the year ahead.
- Strategic challenges highlighted for the UAE insurance sector
- Hisham Farouk, CEO shares insights from the Economic Outlook report on Dubai Eye Radio
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- Hisham Farouk, CEO of Grant Thornton, says it would be advisable for companies to start considering ERP implementation prior to the official VAT date
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- Business optimism in the UAE has continued to grow steadily despite the recent instability within the oil & gas sector
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- Economic optimism in the UAE is the highest since 2010
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- UAE business optimism sees a significant increase on 2014 growth prospects
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- Global private equity report 2014/15
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- Hisham Farouk discusses the 'Hunger for Growth' report on Radio 1
- Dubai is officially announced as the host of Expo 2020
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- Global survey finds UAE business leaders optimistic on growth prospects ranking higher than the US
- Grant Thornton supports Dubai's Expo 2020 bid
- Outsourcing enables growth
- Managing Partner, Hisham Farouk interviewed live on CNBC Arabia
- Grant Thornton discusses the importance of SMEs and the financing environment on Dubai Eye Radio
- UAE ranks as seventh best financing environment in the world for growing businesses
- 'Tech crunch' : IT negligence is seen as a major constraint on growth.
- UAE home to third most confident business community in the world
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A report by Grant Thornton has found that, like their global counterparts, the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), highlights two key features of regional labour markets. There is a general skills shortage as the region embarks on ambitious programmes toward significantly more diversified economies. Over the long-term, though, the economies will be transformed for the better by innovative use of labour-saving technology.
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE has approved Law No. 7 of 2017 issuing the Tax Procedure Law (‘the Law’). The Law shall be regulated by the recently formed Federal Tax Authority (FTA) of the UAE by the Ministry of Finance.
Saudi Arabia releases its draft VAT implementation regulations, which will now be open to public consultation.
In recent development on the implementation in the UAE, the Public Revenue Department of the Ministry of Finance have today initiated the first of a series of public engagement workshops for practitioners and businesses. The session was well attended with over 500 practitioners who were briefed on the proposed VAT law.
With only 11 months to go before the launch of VAT, CFOs are urged to prepare now says Grant Thornton’s Head of Tax and VAT, Gurdeep Randhay.
Policy makers in the six-nation Gulf Co-operation Council are aiming to introduce a 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) within the UAE on 1 January 2018.
On 14 February 2017, international accountancy firm Grant Thornton in the UAE in partnership with the DIFC Insurance Association, hosted a VAT seminar discussion on the topic: "VAT and the challenges which the insurance industry needed to be prepared for”.
It is a well-known fact that organisations invest a considerable amount of money and time in implementing their “Enterprise Resource Planning” (ERP) solutions. The combined software and hardware costs tend to be on the high side, with key members of staff typically spending upwards of three years supporting the implementation in some way.
Diversification, changing operating models and promoting smart initiatives led by technology and employment continue to be key trends as we move into Q1 2017. In order to promote diversification, governments across the region have introduced various initiatives to reduce the dependency on oil generated incomes and further stabilize the economy.
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