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August, 2010

Thomas Murray - Monthly Newsletter

As a local market infrastructure entity or interested participant, Thomas Murray is pleased to send you our new look August 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, 150 Central Securities Depositories and have Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Reports on over 90 markets worldwide, assessing the post trade risk exposures faced by international investors.

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Top Stories

Estonia - Change of Depository System at the Estonian CSD

The Estonian CSD plans to implement a new depositary system effective from 1 January 2011. The replacement of the current D2000 system will be Depend, which is a system developed by Percival Software...

Japan - Roadmap to Reduce Settlement Risks for JGS Trades

The Financial Service Agency (FSA), the Japan Government Bond Clearing Corporation (JGBCC) and the Japan Securities Dealing Association (JSDA) have issued a roadmap to reduce settlement risk...

Spain - Trade Repository for OTC Financial Products

Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) and Clearstream have announced that they have created the first European trade repository named “REGIS-TR”. The repository will report...

Ukraine - New Requirements for Professional Market Participants

On 23 July 2010, the president signed the law on amendments to the statutory capital requirements of professional market participants in the Ukrainian capital market...

Zimbabwe - Government Proposes Changes to Financial Markets and Tax Structure

The Minister of Finance (MoF) issued, on 14 July 2010, the mid-year fiscal review, which includes a series of amendments to the local capital market and the country's tax structure...

USA - SEC Seeks Comments on Proxy Voting Process

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published the concepts of the U.S. proxy voting system for public comments until 20 October 2010...

Total Number of Thomas Murray Flashes Issued: July 2010

Depository/CSD Risk Flashes: 78 (838 year on year)
Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Flashes: 86 (920 year on year)

Worth Knowing

Depository Risk Flashes

Chile - DCV to Provide a Centralised Service for Forwards

Italy - New Market Cut-off Times at Monte Titoli

Russia - New Real-time DVP Settlement

South Africa - STRATE Extends Market Deadline of Reverse Substitution for On-market Broker Transactions

UAE - NASDAQ Dubai Issues CSD Transfer Procedures for Equities

Vietnam - VSD Amends Clearing and Settlement Rules

Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Flashes

Croatia - ZSE Introduces Settlement Account Numbers

Egypt - EGX Changes Its Trading Schedule and Settlement Cycle in the OTC Orders Market

India - NSE Expands Collateral Types for Transactions in Cash Segment

Mexico - Changes to SPEI's Schedule

UK - NYSE Euronext London Launched

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