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

Argentina - Optional T+1 and T+2 Settlement Cycles for MAE Trades

The Mercado de Valores (MERVAL) has announced that effective today, 15 March 2010, it has introduced optional T+1 and T+2 settlement cycles in addition to the existing T+0 and T+3 cycles. These settlement cycles are available for all transactions executed on...

Denmark, Finland, Sweden - CCP for Nordic Markets - Update

Further to our previous newsflash, NASDAQ OMX Nordic has announced that the introduction of competitive clearing for NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen will now be postponed from the previously published date of 26 March 2010...

Egypt - Link Up Markets - Update

Further to our previous newsflash, Egypt’s Central Securities Depository (MCDR) has joined the Link Up Markets as the second non-European member. The Link Up Markets now include MCDR (Egypt) and 9 other CSDs...

Thailand - TSD and TCH Development Projects - Update

Further to our previous market newsflash, the Thailand Securities Depository (TSD) and the Thailand Clearing House (TCH) met with market participants on 10 March 2010 to discuss updates related to the Pre-Settlement Matching System (PSMS)...

Ukraine – AUSD to Connect NBU's Payment System

On 16 February 2010, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) approved a Regulation allowing the All-Ukrainian Securities Depository (AUSD) to become a participant in its System of Electronic Payments currently used for interbank settlements in Ukraine...

Total Number of Thomas Murray Flashes Issued: Mar 2010

Depository/CSD Risk Flashes 75 (849 year on year)
Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Flashes 87 (931 year on year)

Worth Knowing

Depository Risk Flashes

Bosnia and Herzegovina - CRS Extends Cash Settlement Deadlines

Brazil - CETIP to Accept Securities Held at SELIC as Collateral

Malaysia - Cash Settlement of Failed Board-Lot Contracts

Palestine - Demutualisation and Restructuring of PSE

Romania – CDSA Signs MOU with SWIFT

Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Flashes

Belgium, France, Netherlands - Intra Day Margin Call for Bonds & Repos

Chile - Amendments to Disclosure Requirement Rules

Kenya - Plan to Introduce OTC Bond Trading

United Arab Emirates - NASDAQ Dubai and DFM Consolidation - Update

Vietnam - Guidelines on Financial Management Regime for Stock Exchanges and VSD

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