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Arab FinTex Symposium – December 2018

20th International Conference of Banking Supervisors - Opening speech

Ninth High Level Meeting For The Middle East & North Africa Region

The Global Financial Markets Forum 2013

Eighth High Level Meeting For The Middle East & North Africa Region

Governor's Speech on Developing Debt Market (Arabic) (8th November, 2012)

Governor's speech on corporate governance (14th March,2012)

1st Annual World Islamic Banking Conference - Singapore (14th June,2010)

Governor's Speech on Regulatory Partnerships (24th May,2010)

FATF_MENAFATF Governor Remarks (Arabic) (17th February, 2010)

the joint meeting FATF- MENAFATF Plenary Meeting From 17/2/2010 to 19/2/2010

High Level Meeting on Regulatory & Supervisory Policies (16th November, 2009)

At the General Womens Union on Global Financial Crisis (17th March, 2009)[Only in Arabic]

At the 18th World Conference of Banking Institutes (4th March, 2009)

Central Bank - IFS School of Finance Agreement (17th February, 2009)

Governor's Speech on Anti-Money Laundering (11th November, 2008)

At the High Level Meeting on Financial Stability and Core Supervisory Issues (27th October, 2008) - [ Arabic / English ]

At the Banker's Luncheon Hosted by The Bank Of New York Mellon (4th February, 2008)

At the Fourth Annual Conference of National Anti-Money Laundering Committee (20th December, 2006)

At the Banker's Lunch Hosted by The Bank of New York, Abu Dhabi (17th December, 2006)

The Extended Importance of the Euro (17th November, 2006)

While receiving The Central Bank Governor of the Year for the Middle East Award (18th September, 2006)

Joint Seminar of National Anti-Money Laundering Committee(2nd July, 2006)

4th MEED Retail Banking Conference (29th November, 2005)

Perspectives on the regulation of Islamic Financial Institutions in a non-Islamic Environment (2004)

Trends in the Global Economy (29th October, 2002)

World Economy - On the Edge (27th March, 2002)

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) announced it will lower interest rates applied to the issuance of its Certificates of Deposits in line with the decrease in interest rates on US Dollar

Summary Report - Monetary & Banking Developments - July 2019

UAE Financial Intelligence Unit Signs MoU with the Saudi Arabia Financial Intelligence Unit to reinforce the anti-money laundry policies and the combat of financial terrorism

CBUAE lowers interest rates applied to the issuance of its Certificates of Deposits in line with the decrease in interest rates on US Dollars, following the Federal Reserve Board's decision

Central Bank of the UAE hosts its Sixth Board of Directors Meeting for 2019

Summary Report - Monetary and Banking Developments - June 2019

Central Bank of the UAE publishes Financial Stability Report for 2018

The Higher Shari'ah Authority at the Central Bank held its fifth meeting of the year 2019

Commemorative silver coin and a commemorative one Dirham coin, on the occasion of celebrating the 50th anniversary of establishment of Commercial Bank of Dubai

The Central Bank warns consumers to be aware of malicious WhatsApp messages of a fraudulent nature

Central Bank of the UAE Enhances its Reporting of Non-performing Loans

Summary Report - Monetary and Banking Developments - May 2019

CBUAE Launches goAML Platform in Partnership with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Central Bank of the UAE hosts its fifth Board of Directors Meeting for 2019

Central Bank of the UAE hosts Islamic Finance Workshop Towards a Diversified Financial Sector

Distribution of New Banknotes to UAE Commercial Banks to Meet Customer Needs During Eid Seasons

Central Bank of the UAE hosts its 4th Board of Directors Meeting for 2019

Summary Report - Monetary & Banking Developments - April 2019

The Higher Sharia Authority at the Central Bank held its third meeting for the year 2019

Press statement from the Central Bank of the UAE

Arab Financial Inclusion Day - Financial Inclusion for Sustainable Development

Central Bank of the UAE Holds its 3rd Board of Directors Meeting for 2019

Summary Report - Monetary and Banking Developments - March 2019

Reissuance of Commemorative Coins in honor of the Founding Father

Central Bank of the UAE and Bank of Korea Renew AED 20 Billion Bilateral Currency Swap Agreement

Summary Report - Monetary and Banking Developments - February 2019

Central Bank of the UAE pledges its support to achieving the UAE’s Happiness Agenda

Central Bank announces the “National Loan Scheme” to ease settlements for UAE nationals

The Higher Shari’ah Authority at the Central Bank held its second meeting of the year 2019

The Central Bank warns consumers to be aware of malicious calls and text messages of a fraudulent nature

Central Bank of the UAE Holds its 2nd Board of Directors Meeting for 2019

Summary Report - Monetary & Banking Developments – January 2019

A statement launching “Aber” project, the common digital currency between Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) and Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE)

CBUAE to Showcase Career Opportunities at Tawdheef 2019

The Higher Sharia Authority at the Central Bank held its first meeting of the year 2019

Summary Report - Monetary & Banking Developments – December 2018

Central Bank of the UAE Holds its 1st Board of Directors Meeting for 2019

Central Bank of the UAE announced that it will be issuing a commemorative silver coin and a commemorative one Dirham coin, on the occasion of hosting the Asian Cup - UAE 2019, with effect from Wednesday 09/01/2019

Summary Report - Monetary & Banking Developments – November 2018

The Central Bank of the UAE has raised interest rates applied to its Certificates of Deposits

CBUAE and Central Bank of China meet to Enhance Renminbi Clearing in the UAE

Banks to Assess Credit Worthiness of Customers with Al Etihad Credit Bureau Before Issuing Cheque Books

International supervisory community meets to discuss challenges ahead for global bank supervision and regulation

Commemorative Coins and Currency in honor of the Founding Father on the 47th National Day

CBUAE Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Board Meeting 7 - 2017

Monetary & Banking Developments – October 2018

The Higher Sharia Authority (HSA) for financial and banking activities in the UAE - Meeting 6 - 2018

The Higher Sharia Authority (HSA) for financial and banking activities in the UAE - Meeting 6 - 2018

Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates would put in circulation an amended 100 Dirhams currency note, reprinted with new security feature (pdf Document)

Monetary & Banking Developments – September 2018

الاعلان عن طرح فئة الـ100 درهم المعدلة والمضاف اليها علامات امنية جديدة

H.E Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, Governor of the Central Bank of the UAE - The new Federal Government debt law (pdf Document)

Public Debt Law - CBUAE Statement

Monetary & Banking Developments – September 2018

The Central Bank of the UAE has raised interest rates applied to its Certificates of Deposits

The Higher Sharia Authority (HSA) for financial and banking activities in the UAE - Meeting 5 - 2018

Press Statement - Distribution of New Banknotes During Eid Seasons

Monetary & Banking Developments – July 2018

Board Meeting 6 – 2018

Currency Swaps Through Renminbi Clearing Centre Boost UAE – China Trade

Monetary & Banking Developments – June 2018

Monetary & Banking Developments – August 2018

The Higher Sharia Authority (HSA) for financial and banking activities in the UAE - Meeting 4 - 2018

Board Meeting 5 – 2018

Monetary & Banking Developments – May 2018

The UAE Central Bank (CBUAE) has published an Amendment to ‘Annexure 2’ of the Regulations Regarding Bank Loans & Services Offered to Individual Customers (2011)

The Central Bank of the UAE has raised interest rates applied to its Certificates of Deposits

Downgrading the license of exchange houses

Board Meeting 4 – 2018

Monetary & Banking Developments – April 2018

CBUAE Publishes 2017 Financial Stability Report

Announcement of The Central Bank of the UAE about publication of foreign exchange rates against the UAE Dirham on its website

The Higher Sharia Authority (HSA) for financial and banking activities in the UAE - Meeting 3 - 2018

Board Meeting 3 – 2018

Arab Financial Inclusion Day

Monetary & Banking Developments – March 2018

The Higher Sharia Authority (HSA) for financial and banking activities in the UAE - Meeting 2 - 2018

Monetary & Banking Developments – February 2018

CBUAE Leads Delegation to Tokyo for 2nd UAE – Japan Financial Cooperation Seminar

The Central Bank of the UAE has raised interest rates applied to its Certificates of Deposits

Board Meeting 2 – 2018

Monetary & Banking Developments – January 2018

Board Meeting 1 - 2018

Monetary & Banking Developments – November 2017

The Central Bank of the UAE has raised interest rates applied to its Certificates of Deposits

Board Meeting 8 - 2017

Monetary & Banking Developments – October 2017

Monetary & Banking Developments – December 2017

Monetary & Banking Developments – September 2017

Board Meeting 6 - 2017

Press Release – 5th Board Meeting of 2017

Monetary & Banking Developments – August 2017

The IFSB Announces the Speakers for its Global Summit 2017

Monetary & Banking Developments – July 2017

Monetary & Banking Developments – June 2017

Monetary & Banking Developments – May 2017

Announcement of the IFSB Summit 2017 Theme

The Central Bank of the UAE has raised interest rates applied to its Certificates of Deposits

Board Meeting 4- 2017

Central Bank of UAE to host IFSB Summit 2017 in Abu Dhabi

Monetary & Banking Developments – April 2017

Board Meeting 3- 2017

Media Center - News Room - Press Releases & Announcements

Announcement on behalf of the Eibor panel of banks

Monetary & Banking Developments – February 2017

The Central Bank of the UAE has raised interest rates applied to its Certificates of Deposits

Board Meeting 2 - 2017

Monetary & Banking Developments – January 2017

Board Meeting 1 - 2017

Monetary & Banking Developments – December 2016

Monetary & Banking Developments – November 2016

Board Meeting 11 - 2016

Central Bank of the UAE raised interest rates applied to its Certificates of Deposits

Monetary & Banking Developments – October 2016

Monetary & Banking Developments – September 2016

Board Meeting 9 - 2016

Monetary & Banking Developments – August 2016

Board Meeting 8 - 2016

Monetary & Banking Developments – July 2016

Monetary & Banking Developments – June 2016

Board Meeting 6 - 2016

Monetary & Banking Developments – May 2016

Monetary & Banking Developments – April 2016

Monetary & Banking Developments – March 2016

Board Meeting 2 - 2016

Monetary & Banking Developments – February 2016

Monetary & Banking Developments – January 2016

Board Meeting 1 - 2016

Monetary & Banking Developments – December 2015

Board Meeting 8 - 2015

Monetary & Banking Developments – November 2015

The Central Bank of the UAE has raised interest rates applied to its Certificates of Deposits

Board Meeting 7 - 2015

Monetary & Banking Developments – October 2015

Monetary & Banking Developments – September 2015

Board Meeting 6 - 2015

Monetary & Banking Developments – August 2015

Monetary & Banking Developments – July 2015

Monetary & Banking Developments – June 2015

Board Meeting 5 - 2015

Monetary & Banking Developments – May 2015

Monetary & Banking Developments – April 2015

Board Meeting 4 - 2015

Board Meeting 3 - 2015

Emirates Inter-Bank Offered Rate Meeting 1 - 2015

Monetary & Banking Developments – March 2015

Monetary & Banking Developments – February 2015

Board Meeting 2 - 2015

Monetary & Banking Developments – January 2015

Board Meeting 1 - 2015

Monetary & Banking Developments – December 2014

Red Crescent Authority Receives Cash and In-kind Donations for Compassion Campaign

Credit Sentiment Survey –2014 Q4

Monetary & Banking Developments – November 2014

Board Meeting 9 - 2014

Monetary & Banking Developments – October 2014

Board Meeting 8 - 2014

The policy of the fixed peg of the Dirham against the US dollar will remain in place

Meeting between H.E. Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori - Governor of the Central Bank and the Honorable William C. Dudley - President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Monetary & Banking Developments – September 2014

Hoisted the UAE flag – November 2014

Board Meeting 6 - 2014

Monetary & Banking Developments – August 2014

Consultative meetings between the Central Bank and banks

Monetary & Banking Developments – July 2014

Monetary & Banking Developments – June 2014

Monetary & Banking Developments – May 2014

Board Meeting 4 - 2014

Monetary & Banking Developments – April 2014

Seminar on Financing of Small Enterprises

Monetary & Banking Developments – March 2014

Board Meeting 3 - 2014

Monetary & Banking Developments – February 2014

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Abu Dhabi Global Market

Board Meeting 2 - 2014

Monetary & Banking Developments – January 2014

Visit of H.E. Dr. Choongsoo Kim - (Central Bank of South Korea)

Monetary & Banking Developments – December 2013

Board Meeting 1 - 2014

Monetary & Banking Developments – November 2013

Monetary & Banking Developments – October 2013

High-Level Meeting to discuss Central Bank strategy

Board Meeting 8 - 2013

The annual specialized seminar for the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee

Monetary & Banking Developments – September 2013

11th GCC Banking Conference

Board Meeting 7 - 2013

Memorandum of Understanding with the Bank of Negara Malaysia

Press Release - Monetary & Banking Developments – August 2013

Monetary & Banking Developments – July 2013

Monetary & Banking Developments – June 2013

Board Meeting 6 - 2013

Board Meeting 5 - 2013

Official announcement of completion of the liquidation of UAE Branches of BCCI (SA)

Monetary & Banking Developments – May 2013

m-Government initiative - Meeting with Etisalat and Du

Memorandum of understanding between The Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of the UAE

First Meeting of EIBOR panel

Monetary & Banking Developments – April 2013

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Central Bank and The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

Press Conference - 11th GCC Banking Conference

Monetary & Banking Developments – March 2013

Board Meeting 4 - 2013

Board Meeting 3 - 2013

Seminar on the new US Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

Monetary & Banking Developments – December 2012

Board Meeting 2 - 2013

Board Meeting 1 - 2013

Two currency notes of AED one hundred and AED one thousand reprinted with new security features

Monetary & Banking Developments – November 2012

Statistics of the UAESWITCH for the 2nd half of 2012

Monetary & Banking Developments – October 2012

Board Meeting 8 - 2012

Press Release on the occasion of the 41 National Day of the UAE

Monetary & Banking Developments – September 2012

Seminar regarding Basis for Developing the Debt Market in the UAE

Board Meeting 7 - 2012

Monetary & Banking Developments – August 2012

Press Release on EIBOR

Monetary & Banking Developments – July 2012

3rd Banks CEOs Consultative Meeting

Personal Loans Seminar

Monetary & Banking Developments – June 2012

Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates would put in circulation an amended 50 Dirhams currency note, reprinted with new security feature

The 20th Egmont Group Plenary and its working groups meetings

Board Meeting 6 - 2012 Arabic

Monetary & Banking Developments – May 2012

Monetary & Banking Developments – April 2012

NAMLC meeting No. 2-2012

Meeting with The Financial Intelligence Unit of the Republic of Madagascar Delegation

Board Meeting 5 - 2012

Monetary & Banking Developments – March 2012

Monetary & Banking Developments – February 2012

Board Meeting 4 - 2012

Board Meeting 13 - 2012

Monetary & Banking Developments – December 2011

Meeting of the FSB Regional Consultative Group for the Middle East and North Africa

Third Seminar between EURO SYSTEM and GCC Central Banks

Currency Swap Agreement with the People's Bank of China

Statistics of the UAESWITCH - Q4 2011

Monetary & Banking Developments – November 2011

MOU with Sheikh Zayed Housing Programmer

Board Meeting 13 - 2011

Monetary & Banking Developments – October 2011

Commemorative coin on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of UAE

Board Meeting 12 - 2011

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Jersey Financial Services Commission

Put in circulation an amended 500 Dirhams currency note

The 53rd meeting of GCC Committee of Governors of Monetary Agencies and Central Banks

NAMLC meeting No. 3-2011

UAE SWITCH statistics for the 3rd quarter - 2011

Board Meeting 11 - 2011

Banks Eid Holiday

Board Meeting 9 - 2011

Monetary & Banking Developments – May 2011

Monetary & Banking Developments – June 2011

Monetary & Banking Developments – April 2011

Joint meeting with the Central Bank's International Advisory Council

Monetary & Banking Developments – March 2011

Statistics of the UAE SWITCH for the 1st quarter of 2011

Training in Islamic Finance

Monetary & Banking Developments – February 2011

Seminar on Capital Adequacy & Basel III

Monetary & Banking Developments – January 2011

Monetary & Banking Developments - December 2010

National Anti-Money Laundering Committee Meeting

The Workshop for Insurance Companies & Brokers

Issuing a commemorative Silver coin

Board meeting and the first International Advisory Council meeting

Monetory & Banking Developments - November 2010

National Anti-Money Laundering Committee - Specialized Seminar

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Maldives Monetary Authority

Press Release (Arabic) - Board Meeting

Consultative Meeting with CEOs of the Banks

National Anti-Money Laundering Committee of UAE - 3rd Meeting

Issuance of Commemorative Silver Coin

Successful Auction of Shariah-Compliant Certificate of Deposit

National Anti-Money Laundering Committee of UAE - 2nd Meeting

Signing Memo random of Understanding

Appointment of an International Advisory Council for the Central Bank

Signing MOU

Board Meeting

Licensing M/s. Korea Exchange Bank in the UAE

MOU between Central Bank and National Bureau of Statistics

Issuance of Commemorative Coin and Dirham

Name change for CALYON Bank (pdf Document)

Signing of MoUs (pdf Document)

Change of name of ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Board Meeting

MoU with Financial Intelligence - Finland

MoU with Qatar Financial Info. Unit

FATF - MENAFATF Meeting

IMF Report on the UAE

Consultation with Dubai Government

Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee Statement

Notice to UAE Banks

Bank Provisions

14th Meeting of the Central Bank Board of Directors

Basel 2 - UAE banks press release

Basel 2 - UAE Banks

OIC CB Governors Meeting

3rd Meeting of National Anti-Money Laundering Meeting Held

Interest rate on liquidity support facilities

11th Meeting of the Central Bank Board of Directors

Establishment of an Emirates Interbank Offered Rate (EIBOR)

10th Meeting of the Central Bank Board of Directors

Consultancy Agreement with Oliver Wyman

AMLSCU Meeting with 17th Egmont Group

Workshop in Collaboration with IFSB

8th Meeting of The Central bank Board of Directors Meeting

2nd Meeting of National Anti-Money Laundering Commettee (NAMLC) in 2009

7th Meeting of the Central Bank Board of Directors

Central Bank Board of Directors Meeting

Central Bank's Balance Sheet for the year ending 31/12/2008

1st Meeting of National Anti-Money Laundering Committee (NAMLC) in 2009

MOU with the Monetary Authority of Singapore

Banking Task Force

Central bank Board of Directors 2nd Meeting of year 2009

MOU with the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey

Central Bank-IFS School Of Finance Agreement

UAE SWITCH Update

Banque de France Governor's visit to the UAE

Central Bank Interest Rate Cut

Banks use of Dollar/Dirham Swap

7th Meeting of the Central Bank Board of Directors

Emirates Banks Association

5th Meeting of the Central Bank Board of Directors

Anti-Money Laundering Meeting

The Governor’s Announcement on Strong Position of Banks

Central Bank Interest rate cut

50 Billion Dirhams Central Bank Facility

Central Bank meeting with Banks

2nd Meeting of the New Board of Directors

1st Meeting of the New Board of Directors

UAE SWITCH Statistics

ICCS Goes Live

Repo Rate changed from 2.25 to 2.00%

MENAFATF meeting held in Abu Dhabi

MENAFATF Meeting Announced

Repo Rate changed from 3 to 2.25%

MOU with Central Bank of Uzbekistan

Counterfeit currency circulation issue

Anti-money laundering committee meeting

Interest Rate on repurchase of Central Bank CDs lowered to 3.0%

Interest Rate on repurchase of Central Bank CDs lowered to 3.5%

Anti-money laundering committee meeting held in Dubai

8th Meeting of the Board of Directors this year held

Central Bank issues notices to the Moneychangers

Interest Rate on repurchase of Central Bank CDs Lowered

National Anti-Money Laundering Committee Meeting

Issue of Certificate of Deposits by Central Bank

Anti-Money Laundering Committee's Korea Visit

Anti-Money Laundering Committee's Tokyo Visit starts

6th Meeting of the Board of Directors this year

Anti-Money Laundering Committee's Tokyo Visit

Reduction of Interest rates by Central Bank

Central Bank signs contract with Queen's School of Business

3rd Meeting of National Anti-Money Laundering Committee of the UAE

Interest Rates Lowered by Central Bank

5th Meeting of the Board of Directors this year

Debate with Rent Dispute Solving Committee of Abu Dhabi

Anti-Money Laundering Committee's Lisbon Visit

Anti-Money Laundering Committee's Madrid Visit

Anti-Money Laundering Committee's Rome Trip

Anti-Money Laundering Committee leaving for Rome

4th Meeting of the Board of Directors this year

4th Summit for the Islamic Financial Services Board

Press Release on the Hawala Conference

Seminar on Venture Capital and Private Equity

Banks Allowed to Establish Real Estate Subsidairies

2nd Meeting of the Anti-Money Laundering Committee this year

7th Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank

Governor of The Central Bank receives award from Emerging Markets

18th GCC Technical Committee Meeting

Granting of New Licences by Central Bank

Meeting of National Anti-Money Laundering Committee

The 16th Meeting of the GCC Tecnical Committee for the Monetary Union

4th Annual Emiratization Ceremony

Establishment of the GCC unified Statistical Center (Gulf Stat)

Official visit of Deputy-Governor of Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea

Unified Payment System in GCC

Corporate Governance

Points & concerns relating to the FTA Meeting with USA

The 7th Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank

HAWALA Conference Statement

Electronic Fraud

Introduction of Business Risk Review Process

Reduction of Interest Rate on "Certificates of Deposit"

Anti-Money Laundring - New Law

Press Release regarding the EURO

Anti-money Laundering

Reduction of Interest Rates on Certificate of Deposit

The Board of Directors of the Central Bank of the U.A.E - (Meeting)

Seminar on Banking Supervision and Examination

The UAE committee for Anti Money Laundering meeting 12/9

The UAE committee for Anti Money Laundering meeting

Seminar on risk mitigation and enhancing financial stability in islamic finance contingent capital and takaful

Image Cheque Clearing System

Communique on the Hawala Conference

Speech at the 13th High-level Meeting for the Arab Region “Banking Standards and Regulatory and Supervisory Priorities”

Workshop on economic developments during the fourth quarter of 2015 - February 2016

Presentation on the book: Breaking the Oil Spell - May 2016

Workshop on Promoting SMEs in the UAE, June 2015

Workshop on economic developments during the third quarter of 2015, December 2015

POS Terminals by Banks

Point of Sale Transactions

Distribution of Automated Teller Machines (ATM) by Banks in the UAE

Automated Teller Machines (ATM) Statistics in the UAE

EIBOR Rates

Agenda - IFSB Summit 2017

Malaysia and UAE Country Showcases Feature - IFSB Summit