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Top Stories

El Salvador - Central Bank Introduces RTGS System

The Reserve Central Bank of El Salvador announced that they introduced a Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system in February 2010. The new system is called LBTR and is part of the government's plan to develop...

Europe - New Timeline for TARGET2-Securities Launch

The ECB has announced a new timeline for the TARGET2-Securities (T2S) project, and is now expected to go live in September 2014, with planned testing due to take place in January 2014...

Kenya - Immobilisation of Corporate Bonds at CDSC

Further to our previous newsflash, following the immobilisation of the KENGEN bond, the Central Depository Settlement Corporation (CDSC) has approved the immobilisation of all the remaining corporate bonds...

Russia - Capital Increase of NCC

On 28 April 2010, the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX) announced that the capital of its subsidiary, the National Clearing Center (NCC) has been increased to RUB 4.435 billion (approximately USD 151.92 million at 28 April 2010)...

Vietnam - Amendments to Regulations on Securities Registration, Depository, Clearing and Settlement

The Ministry of Finance issued Circular 43/2010/TT-BTC (dated 25 March 2010) to supplement and amend Decision 87/QD-BTC (dated 22 October 2007) on the registration, depository, clearing and settlement of securities...

Total Number of Thomas Murray Flashes Issued: Apr 2010

Depository/CSD Risk Flashes 64 (838 year on year)
Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Flashes 76 (928 year on year)

Worth Knowing

Depository Risk Flashes

Bulgaria - CDAD to Link to SWIFT Network

Denmark - Suspension of Penalties for Failing to Deliver to CCP

Hong Kong - HKSCC Offers Custody and Nominee Services to OTC Structured Products

Morocco - Implementation of New IT Platform at Maroclear - Update

South Africa - Corporate Actions Enhancement Project at Strate

Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Flashes

Australia - ASIC Issues Regulatory Guidance on Clearing and Settlement Facilities

Belgium, France, Netherlands - LCH.Clearnet Amends Market Claims Services

Brazil - Amendments to Regulations on FX Market and Foreign Investment

Ukraine - Proposed Relaxation on Foreign Investment Law

United Arab Emirates - NASDAQ Dubai and DFM Consolidation - Update

Zambia - Extension of Credit to Foreign Investors

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