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March, 2012

Thomas Murray - Monthly Newsletter

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

Botswana - Liquidity Deposit Requirement For CSDB Participants

Effective from 1 March 2012, custodian participants of the Central Securities Depository of Botswana (CSDB) will be required to maintain and operate liquidity accounts at the settlement bank as per the CSDB rules...

Brazil - BM&FBOVESPA Amends Collateral Criteria Process for Derivatives and Equities Clearinghouses

Effective 1 March 2012, BM&FBOVESPA will implement new criteria and procedures for shares eligible to be posted as collateral at the derivatives and equities clearinghouses. The main changes are as follows...

Czech Republic - PSE and CCP.A Sign MoU

The Prague Stock Exchange (PSE) and CCP.A, the Austrian clearing house, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) allowing CCP.A to provide clearing services for the cash market operated by the PSE...

India - BSE Transfers Clearing and Settlement Activities to ICCL

The Bombay High Court has approved the Scheme of Arrangement for the transfer of the clearing and settlement activities of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) to the Indian Clearing Corporation Ltd...

Ukraine - Enhancements to PFTS Government Bonds Market

The PFTS Stock Exchange will introduce a clearing function for government bonds trading following the latest amendments to the Depository Regulation of Government Bonds by the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU)...

Total Number of Thomas Murray Flashes Issued: February 2012

Depository/CSD Risk Flashes: 131 (1044 year on year)
Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Flashes: 137 (1067 year on year)

Worth Knowing

Depository Risk Flashes

Ghana - First-Time Proprietary Rating Issued To GSD

Lebanon - Linkage of Midclear's System to RTGS System

Sweden - Euroclear Sweden Reduces Settlement Fees for Cross-border Transactions

Thailand - TSD to Upgrade PTI System

USA - DTCC to Launch Trade Risk Pro

Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Flashes

Egypt - EFSA to Allow Resumption of Same Day Trading

Global - EMCF to Lower Clearing Rates

Peru - SMV Approves Regulation on Investor Protection

Russia - Proposal for Links Between Registrars and Depositories

Singapore - MAS Consults on Regulation of OTC Derivatives / Transfer of Oversight of Commodity Derivatives

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