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As a local market infrastructure entity or interested participant, Thomas Murray is pleased to send you our February 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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Top Stories

Bahrain - Privatisation of BSE

According to the media, the constitution decree of the Bahrain Stock Exchange (BSE) has been amended in order to privatise BSE into a profit-based trade institution. Consequently, BSE will be registered with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce as...

Brazil - Introduction of New Information Requirements for Shareholder Meeting Announcements

The Comissão de Valores Mobiliarios (CVM) has made public Instruction 481, which introduces new rules of information requirements to the issuer companies listed at the exchanges to be included in shareholder meeting announcements...

Western Europe - ECB Publishes Eligibility Criteria for CSDs in T2S

Further to our previous market newsflash, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) has adopted five CSD eligibility criteria for TARGET2-Securities (T2S), which are as follows...

Kenya - Introduction of Settlement Limits and Increase of Guarantee Fund Contributions at CDSC - Update

Further to our previous newsflash, Kenya's Central Depository and Settlement Corporation (CDSC) has given some more details regarding the new settlement limits that were introduced on 11 January 2010. Accordingly, participants are required...

Taiwan - Overnight Overdraft Facilities for Foreign Institutional Investors

The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) is working with the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) on allowing foreign institutional investors (FINIs) access to overnight overdraft facilities for settlement. This new measure has been agreed...

Total Number of Thomas Murray Flashes Issued: Jan 2010

Depository/CSD Risk Flashes 58 (877 year on year)
Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Flashes 64 (956 year on year)

Worth Knowing

Depository Risk Flashes

Indonesia - KSEI to Implement Single ID by 2011

Mexico - Indeval to Introduce Partial Settlements for Equity Trades

Romania - CSD to Become Paying Agent for Dividends

Russia - NDC to Sell Its Stake in DCC to RTS

Turkey - CRA to Launch Market Claims Communication Platform

West Africa - DCBR (West Africa) Depository Report Updated and Rating Changes

Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Flashes

Czech Republic - Harmonisation of the Shareholder Rights EU Directive

Hong Kong, Indonesia - Hong Kong and Indonesia Launch Cross-border Payment-versus-Payment Link

Japan - Final Version of Plan for Financial and Capital Markets

Mauritius - SEM to Start Trading in Futures Contracts - Update

Morocco - All MAD Cash Payments Via SIMT to be Processed Electronically

Venezuela - Government Takes Measures to Face Energy Crisis

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