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Nigeria - 'E-Dividend System'

On 28 February 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) launched the electronic dividend (e-dividend) system, in coordination with the relevant entities in the financial sector.
The e-dividend system ...

Denmark - 'Enhancements in Matching at VP'

VP, the Danish CSD, will implement various changes to the matching process from 18 August 2008. These include:

  • Trade date will become part of the matching criteria...

India - 'SEBI Requires Payment of Margin'

In an update to our previous newsflash, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) discussed with custodians the operational aspects of the payment of margins for institutional trades.
The following measures have been discussed and ...

Brazil - 'Possible Merger Between BOVESPA & BM&F'

Further to our previous newsflash, Bolsa de Valores de São Paulo (BOVESPA) and Bolsa de Mercadorias & Futures Exchange (BM&F) have announced that the Boards of Directors of each exchange will ...

Poland - ' New Communication Standards for Corporate Actions'

New market standards for corporate actions have been approved by the Securities Market Practice Group (SMPG). The representatives of the National Depository for Securities (KDPW), custodians and brokers have been involved in the Polish National Market ...

Total Number of Thomas Murray Flashes Issued: Mar 2008

Depository/CSD Risk Flashes 81 (734 year on year)
Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Flashes 51 (559 year on year)

Worth Knowing

Depository Risk Flashes

Malaysia - 'Bursa Malaysia to Introduce an SBL NT Model'

Euroclear - 'EUREX Amends Buy-in Procedures for ISE Trades'

Cyprus - 'OTC and Securities Lending'

Croatia - SDA to Implement SWIFT Messaging

Egypt - MCDR Link with Clearstream

Mauritius - 'CDS & SEM to Implement Turnaround Trading and Securities Llending'

Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Flashes

Ukraine - 'Amendments to regulation 999'

Thailand - 'SET's Demutualisation Plan'

Poland - 'New Communication Standards for Corporate Actions'

India - 'Short Selling and SBL in India'

Taiwan - 'CBC to Introduce DVP for Government Bonds'

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