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CMI in Focus
Thomas Murray maintains a wealth of information through the whole post-trade lifecycle of securities. In a series of monthly reports, Thomas Murray will be investigating global trends in the industry through analysis of particular areas of capital market infrastructure.
This month, CMI in Focus looks at safekeeping practices across the world, specifically rates of dematerialisation and immobilisation in different regions.
Canada - CDS Enhances CNS Allotment Process for Voluntary Corporate Actions
The CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. (CDS) has announced that it has enhanced the Continuous Net Settlement service (CNS) allotment process for voluntary corporate actions, effective immediately. The change disregards...
Global - BNY Mellon to Establish Central Securities Depository
The Bank of New York Mellon has been granted regulatory approval to establish a new Issuer Central Securities Depository (CSD) entity, called BNY Mellon CSD SA/NV. The new entity will be a non-bank subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon...
Kenya - Confirmation of Purchase Transactions of Government Bonds by Commercial Banks
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has advised participants of the improper market conduct where stockbrokers have been executing purchase orders for government bonds on the secondary market through email with commercial banks. Accordingly...
Philippines - BSP Publishes Basel III Implementing Guidelines
The Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has approved the implementing guidelines of the revised capital standards under the Basel III Accord. Universal and commercial banks are required to meet the standards by...
Poland - IT Implementation Schedule for KDPW and KDPW-CCP
The Central Securities Depository, KDPW, and the Central Counterparty, KDPW_CCP, have announced their IT projects, planned to be implemented by Q1 2014. The projects include testing and implementation of new services such as...
Total Number of Thomas Murray Flashes Issued: January 2013
Depository/CSD Risk Flashes: 70 (1178 year on year)
Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Flashes: 70 (1186 year on year)
Depository Risk Flashes
Bulgaria - FSC Publishes Consultation Paper on Central Depository Legislation Changes
Kazakhstan - Changes in KACD's Shareholder Structure
Thailand - TSD to Extend Registration Service to Fixed Income Securities
West Africa - DC/BR to Launch a New CSD System
Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Flashes
Australia, Brazil, Germany, South Africa, Spain - Liquidity Alliance Formed for Collateral Management
Ireland, UK - LCH.Clearnet and Euroclear Joint Initiative on Term-Basis Sterling General Collateral Repo Service
Singapore - Consultation on Draft Regulations for Trade Repositories and Clearing Facilities
UAE - ADX Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification
USA - DTCC Swap Data Repository Real-Time Reporting Goes Live
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