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Brazil, Chile - Strategic Joint Operating Agreement between BM&FBOVESPA and BCS
The Brazilian Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange (BM&FBOVESPA) and the Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago (BCS) signed a strategic joint operating agreement on 13 December 2010...
Bulgaria - Amendments to Law on Payment Systems Transpose Settlement Finality Directive
Following approval of the proposal amending the Law on Payments Services and Payment Systems by the Bulgarian Parliament, the new Law was published in the State Gazette on 28 December 2010...
Russia - NSD Launches New Depository Information Service Centre
The National Settlement Depository (NSD) has launched a beta version of its new Depository Information Service Centre (DISC). The new information system was developed for the provision of information related to...
Sri Lanka - Dematerialisation of All Listed Securities - Update
Further to our previous market newsflash, a “Locked Balance” facility has been introduced by the Central Depository System (CDS) to deal with the confidentiality and safety of securities required to be deposited in CDS...
UAE - SCA Amends Market Regulation
In an update to a previous market newsflash, the UAE Security and Commodities Authority (SCA) has amended the broker’s regulations as follows: Margin trading can be practiced without the need to identify the...
Total Number of Thomas Murray Flashes Issued: December 2010
Depository/CSD Risk Flashes: 62 (831 year on year)
Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Flashes: 58 (871 year on year)
Depository Risk Flashes
Brazil - CETIP to Acquire GRV Solutions
Egypt – South Africa - Link Up Markets - Update
Japan - Shortened Settlement Cycle for JGS Transactions Proposed
Portugal - Enhancements to Interest and Redemptions Processing
Zimbabwe - Plan to Establish CSD - Update
Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Flashes
Australia - Amendments to ASX Clear Minimum Core Capital Requirements
Global - Basel Committee Issues Consultation Paper on Capitalisation of Bank Exposures to CCPs
Kenya - Amendments to Transactions Fee for OTC Bonds
Peru - Increase of Investment Limit on BVL
Turkey - Turkish Eurobonds can be settled through Euroclear
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