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As a local market infrastructure entity or interested participant, Thomas Murray is pleased to send you our January 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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Taiwan - TDCC to Launch an e-Voting Platform

Further to our previous newsflash. the Taiwan Depository Clearing Corporation (TDCC) plans to launch the e-voting platform on 1 March 2009. The platform will operate under the following...

Zimbabwe - RBZ Suspends its Electronic Payment System - Update

Further to our previous newsflash, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has advised that Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) transactions have been reinstated. However, a limit of ZWD 5 Billion has been imposed...

Canada - CDS Dematerialisation Project in Canada

The CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. (CDS) has announced its project to have all securities dematerialised in order to make Canada’s system as electronic as possible. The move is consistent with the goal...

Norway - Oslo Børs VPS to Establish Equity CCP

Following a consultation with the market participants, the group Oslo Børs VPS has decided that a CCP-solution is to be implemented for equities traded on Oslo Børs and on Oslo Axess, including trading in equities...

Romania - CDSA Development Plans

CDSA, the Romanian central securities depository (CSD), presented its development plans to the capital market community (brokers and custodians) on 18 November 2008. The development plans are focused...


Total Number of Thomas Murray Flashes Issued: Dec 2008

Depository/CSD Risk Flashes 107 (946 year on year)
Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Flashes 94 (749 year on year)


Worth Knowing

Depository Risk Flashes

South Africa - Strate Maintains its Fees for 2009

Indonesia - KSEI to Launch C-Best STP Interface

United Arab Emirates - NASDAQ Dubai to Increase Custody Fee

Peru - CAVALI (Peru) Depository Report Updated and Rating Adjustments

Russia - Thomas Murray Upgrades Depository Clearing Company DCC Rating to A+

Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Flashes

Ghana - GSE Automation Project - Update

Australia - RBA and ASX Announce Changes in the Settlement Practices for Equities - Update

Argentina - BCRA Announces Restrictions on Securities Settlement and Transfer of Securities

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

Russia - CBR to Participate in Stock Exchange Trading - Update


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