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As a local market infrastructure entity or interested participant, Thomas Murray is pleased to send you our March 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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USA - NASDAQ OMX to Introduce a New CCP in the US

NASDAQ OMX has announced its intention to implement a new clearing facility, NASDAQ Clearing Corporation (NCC) which would act as a central counterparty (CCP) for the US market. This is following...

Norway - Oslo BÝrs VPS to Establish Equity CCP - Update

Further to our previous newsflash, the Board of Directors of Oslo BÝrs VPS Holding decided to introduce central counterparty (CCP) clearing for trades in equities, primary capital certificates and ETFs...

Thailand - Implementation of Corporate Action Distribution via SWIFT and Usage of CFI Code

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and Thailand Securities Depository (TSD) held a meeting yesterday (17 February 2009) with the custodian members to discuss and gather opinions on the implementation of corporate action...

Kenya - Amendments to the Banking Act

The Finance Act 2008, which amended the Banking Act, came into force on 1 January 2009. The Act provides for an enhancement of the minimum core capital from KES 250 million to KES 1 billion by end of 2012 for banks and...

Russia - NCC as CCP for MICEX Stock Market - Update

Further to our previous newsflash, the National Clearing Centre (NCC) has received the license for securities market clearing activities from the Federal Financial Markets Service (FFMS) on 17 February 2009. This license...


Total Number of Thomas Murray Flashes Issued: Feb 2009

Depository/CSD Risk Flashes 93 (950 year on year)
Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Flashes 97 (807 year on year)


Worth Knowing

Depository Risk Flashes

Venezuela - CVV Adjusts its Depository Fees

UAE - Thomas Murray Issues First-Time Proprietary Rating to NASDAQ Dubai (UAE)

Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Norway, Spain, Switzerland - Link Up Markets - Update

Hungary - KELERís System Development Plans for 2009 - Update

Singapore - IDAS and DCSS to Cease Operating

Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Flashes

Zimbabwe - Exchange Control Policy Deregulation

Thailand - SETís Demutualisation Plan - Update

USA - Foreign Firms to Become Members of FICC

Romania - National Dividend Payment System

UK - LCH.Clearnet to Provide CCP services for LSE IOB


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