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October, 2011

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, 130 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

Relaxation of FII Investment in Long-Term Corporate Debt in the Infrastructure Sector

In an update to our previous newsflash, the Government of India has liberalised Foreign Institutional Investor (FII) investments in long-term corporate debt in the infrastructure sector...

AMF Extends Short Selling Ban - Update

Following the assessment of both market conditions and the impact of the measures restricting net short positions on the ten securities of the financial sector as decided in August 2011, AMF has informed that the conditions for lifting the restrictions have not been met yet...

DTCC Launches New Corporate Action Messages - Update

Further to our previous newsflash, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has announced that that ISO 20022 messages will be ready for implementation in November 2011, following a pilot programme testing...

Proposed Amendments to Strate Bond Directives

Strate has proposed to amend the Directives regarding the operational market windows (Directive SD.1 and Directive SD.2) and fines schedule (Directive SF.3) for bonds, as follows...

MICEX to Acquire RTS - Update

In an update to our previous newsflash, the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX) and the Russian Trading System (RTS) Stock Exchange have proposed the first stage of their merger...

Total Number of Thomas Murray Flashes Issued: September 2011

Depository/CSD Risk Flashes: 66 (963 year on year)
Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Flashes: 70 (956 year on year)

Worth Knowing

Depository Risk Flashes

Sri Lanka - CSE to Introduce DVP Settlement Model - Update

Israel - New Instruction Requirements

Greece - HELEX to Join TARGET2 for Cash Settlement

USA - DTCC to Change CNS Processing

United Arab Emirates - DVP Model at NASDAQ Dubai - Update

Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Flashes

Bolivia - Bolivia AML/CFT Compliance

Vietnam - SSC to Extend Settlement Cycle for Negotiated Trades

Norway - VPS Makes Decision in Principle to Join T2S

Italy - New Collateral Management System at Monte Titoli - Update

Thailand - FTSE Upgrades Thailand to Advanced Emerging Market Status

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