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WFE Focus July 2012
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BM&FBOVESPA, Egyptian Exchange, JSE, NASDAQ OMX and İMKB support “Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative”

Participating in the Sustainable Stock Exchanges 2012 Global Dialogues meeting organized jointly by the UN Global Compact, UN Conference on Trade and Development, UN Principles for Responsible Investment, and UN Environment Program Finance Initiative held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012, BM&FBOVESPA, Egyptian Exchange, İMKB, Johannesburg Stock Exchange and NASDAQ OMX jointly signed a commitment to promote long term, sustainable investment in their markets. These leading exchanges have committed to work with investors, companies and regulators to promote long term sustainable investment and improved environmental, social and corporate governance disclosure and performance among companies listed on their exchange.

IOSCO publishes report on CDS market

The International Organization of Securities Commissions has published a report on the Credit Default Swap Market (http://www.iosco.org/library/pubdocs/pdf/IOSCOPD385.pdf), which seeks to inform the ongoing regulatory debate on CDS and highlight some of the key policy issues involving these financial swap agreements. The report was mandated by the Group of 20 leading industrialized and emerging nations at the Cannes Summit in November 2011, where IOSCO was called on “to assess the functioning of CDS markets and their role in price formation of underlying assets”.

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