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As a local market infrastructure entity or interested participant, Thomas Murray is pleased to send you our December newsletter. This newsletter provides access to the top stories we reported on as part of our on-going surveillance of local capital markets worldwide. We currently track over 100 securities markets, 140 Central Securities Depositories and have Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Reports on over 88 markets worldwide, assessing the post trade risk exposures faced by international investors.

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Hungary - Establishment of KELER CCP - Update

Further to our previous newsflashes on the establishment of KELER CCP, on 7 November 2008, the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority issued the license for KELER CCP to act as central counterparty...

Singapore - SGX Enhances Transparency and Deters Naked Short Selling - Update

Further to our previous newsflashes, the Singapore Exchange Limited has issued a consultation paper to seek feedback and suggestions for a permanent penalty framework for failed share delivery...

South Africa - Implementation of Rolling of Settlement for On-Market Trades

With effect from 16 October 2008, the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE) implemented rolling settlement for on-market transactions in order to ease the management and settlement of equity trades...

Switzerland - SIX SIS to Introduce New OTC Cancellation Rules

SIX SIS, the Swiss central securities depository, is to change the rules for the automatic cancellation of OTC transactions. At present, pending matched/unmatched OTC instructions are...

Poland - Depository and Settlement System Improvements at KDPW - Update

In a recent conference, KDPW, the Polish Central Securities Depository (CSD), confirmed that its new IT system will go live on 28 March 2009. Furthermore, KDPW has informed that additional developments...


Total Number of Thomas Murray Flashes Issued: Nov 2008

Depository/CSD Risk Flashes 74 (886 year on year)
Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Flashes 60 (688 year on year)


Worth Knowing

Depository Risk Flashes

Ghana - Introduction of a CSD in Ghana - Update

Israel - Thomas Murray Issues a CSD Rating of 'A' to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Clearing House

Pakistan - Deposit of Street Name Shares into CDS Prohibited

Belgium, Netherlands - Common Settlement Platform for Euronext Markets - Update

Romania - CDSA Presents its Future Strategic Plans

Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Flashes

Colombia - DECEVAL Recognised as the Official National Numbering Agency in Colombia - Update

Egypt - Monitoring Authority to be Established for Financial Bodies

Indonesia - IDX to Introduce a Repo Market for Shares of Listed Companies

Latvia - New Anti-Money Laundering Law

Zambia - LuSE Introduces Electronic Trading System - Update

Malaysia - Cash Settlement for Failed Odd-Lot Contracts


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