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January, 2011

Thomas Murray - Monthly Newsletter

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

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)

Worth Knowing

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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