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October, 2010

Thomas Murray - Monthly Newsletter

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

EU - Naked Short Selling To Be Banned By EU

The European Commission (EC) has issued draft legislation on more transparent derivatives trading and short-selling, which effectively bans naked short-selling...

New Zealand - Designation of NZCDC Settlement System

The newly established NZCDC Settlement System, operated by New Zealand Clearing and Depository Corporation (NZCDC), has been declared a designated settlement system under Part 5C of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act. NZCDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NZX Limited...

Ghana - BoG Creates CSD for Public Debt Securities

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has announced that, effective from 10 June 2010, the Central Securities Depository (CSD) became a wholly owned subsidiary of the BoG. The CSD, which previously operated as a department of the central bank, will continue to undertake all activities related to Government of Ghana and BoG securities...

Venezuela - National Assembly Issues New Capital Market Law

The National Assembly passed the new Capital Market Law, which became effective on 17 August 2010. The main points of the new legislation are as follows...

Global - Preliminary Pricing Structure of T2S

During a meeting of the T2S Advisory Group held on 7/8 September, the T2S Programme Board announced their preliminary figures on future T2S prices...

Total Number of Thomas Murray Flashes Issued: September 2010

Depository/CSD Risk Flashes: 62 (856 year on year)
Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Flashes: 65 (924 year on year)

Worth Knowing

Depository Risk Flashes

France - Proposed Settlement Cycle Adjustment - Update

Vietnam - Implementation of Digital Signature

Israel - Change of Settlement Cycle for Corporate Bonds - Update

Russia - Merger of DCC and RTS Settlement Chamber

Thailand - Use of SWIFT Messages for Corporate Action Announcements

Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Flashes

Global - LCH. Clearnet SA to Renew its Systems

Bulgaria - Bulgarian Stock Exchange to Go Public - Update

Greece - Introduction of Clearing Member Structure - Update

USA - TMPG Issues Trading and Settlement Recommendations - Update

Singapore - SGX Enhances SBL Service

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