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March, 2011

Thomas Murray - Monthly Newsletter

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Top Stories

Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia - New CCP in CEE Region - Update

Further to our previous newsflash, CCP.A, the Austrian Central Counterparty (CCP) held the first user group meeting on 27 January 2011 on the implementation of the CCP.CEE, a Central Counterparty for Central and Eastern Europe...

Qatar - Planned Enhancements In Qatar Exchange

The Qatar Exchange (QE) has recently revealed plans to introduce a Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure network (SFTI), along with a DVP model in Qatar. Once the project is fully implemented, market participants in...

Russia – MICEX to Acquire RTS

It has been announced that MICEX signed a letter of intent with five major RTS’s shareholders in order to acquire a 53.7% stake, although other shareholders are expected to join the deal soon. RTS was valued at...

Singapore - CDP to Settle Through MEPS+

The Central Depository (Pte) Limited (CDP) will process the daily settlement of funds between settlement banks and CDP through the MAS Electronic Payment System (MEPS+) for all SGD settlements, effective 25 February 2011...

USA - DTCC to Launch Automated Matching Service for Broker-To-Broker Trades

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has announced its plan to launch the Obligation Warehouse (OW) to automate the matching and confirmation of broker-to-broker trades, which are settled outside of DTC...

Total Number of Thomas Murray Flashes Issued: February 2011

Depository/CSD Risk Flashes: 91 (893 year on year)
Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Flashes: 96 (931 year on year)

Worth Knowing

Depository Risk Flashes

Belgium, France, Netherlands - Corporate Actions Enhancements in ESES Markets

Bulgaria - New IT System at CDAD

Croatia - Test of SKDD's Disaster Recovery Plan

Korea - KSD Implements New System

Peru - CAVALI to Increase Minimum and Target Amounts for Settlement Fund

Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Flashes

Brazil - BATS to Explore the Possibility to Create a Stock Exchange in Brazil

Global - SWIFT's Enhancements

Hong Kong - Simulation Test for Listed RMB Products

Kenya - NSE Plans to Shorten The Settlement Cycle to T+3

Poland - CCP for OTC Derivatives - Update

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