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The Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) Wins the Award for the “Most Innovative African Stock Exchange for 2015”

The Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) wins the Award for the "Most Innovative African Stock Exchange for 2015"

Mauritius (September 28, 2015) - The Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) has won for the third time in five years, the "Most Innovative African Stock Exchange of the year Award" at the Institutional Investment Capital Market Awards 2015 organised by Africa investor (Ai), a leading international research and communication group. The Award was presented to the SEM at Thomson Reuters in New York on 25th September 2015.

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Changes to Market Operation Rules for Borsa Istanbul Derivatives Market (VIOP) Announced

Changes to Borsa Istanbul Derivatives Market (VIOP) Operation Rules are released with the Announcement dated September 10, 2015. 

Please find below a summary of the main changes:

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BM&FBOVESPA Instituto Educacional: 7th International Financial and Capital Markets Conference

The Event 

The constant pursuit of innovation could be a good answer, if it were not the inherent characteristic of every edition of this event. 

Behind this question are the inquiries undertaken in response to each challenge or economic situation, leading to an effective critical analysis of reality and its resulting transformation. 

The aim is not to offer answers simply to have the merit of answers, but to provide reflections and share different perspectives that contribute to the development of the financial and capital markets. This is why having this space for interaction and an exchange of information among renowned speakers, leading corporations and an expert audience is so fundamental. 

Welcome to the seventh edition of the financial sector's largest event in Brazil! 

Tradition in renowned speakers 

Scientific investigation and professional experience are paramount. The conference therefore features the foremost leading specialists in the subjects to be debated, and prioritizes interaction between them and the audience.

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Egypt to Postpone the Capital Gain Tax

With the framework of the government efforts to support the investment environment in Egypt, the Egyptian government announced on 18 May 2015 postponing the execution of the Capital Gain Tax decision. The decision aims to maintain the competitiveness of the Egyptian Exchange taking into consideration its repercussions on the Egyptian economy and on its ability to attract more investments.

This decision comes within The Prime Minister & the Minister of Investment visit to the Egyptian Exchange for the Opening of the trading session.

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Korea Exchange Joins the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative as a Partner Exchange

Korea Exchange (KRX) publicly announced that it has joined the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative as a Partner Exchange to promote sustainable business practices among listed companies at the UN Global Compact Korea Leaders Summit 2015 held on the 19th May 2015 in Seoul.

The UN SSE Initiative, launched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2009, aims to explore how exchanges can work together with investors, regulators and companies to enhance corporate transparency on Environmental, Social, and corporate Governance (ESG) issues and encourage responsible long-term approaches to investment.

Stock exchanges play a critical role in encouraging listed companies to practice sustainable business strategy to improve business performance on non-financial issues. KRX has made efforts on ESG related issues in Korea such as enhancing corporate governance of listed companies by introducing voluntary disclosure of ESG information.

KRX believes that pledging to the SSE Initiative will promote sustainable business performance of listed companies and will support practice of ESG in Korean capital market. Dr. Kyungsoo Choi, Chairman and CEO of KRX, emphasized the importance of corporate social responsibility; "I firmly believe that joining the SSE Initiative shows our strong commitment to being a responsible member in the international community. We will continue dialogue with stakeholders and work with exchanges as a member of the World Exchange Federation's (WFE) Sustainability Working Group, and will continue to support Korean listed companies to recognize the importance of sustainable management."

KRX will encourage spread of ESG practices in listed companies through providing corporate governance code, facilitating institutional investors to invest in corporations with transparent ESG practices, and also promoting sustainable long-term investment by developing a new Sustainable Responsibility Index. Moreover, KRX will endeavor to contribute to secure soundness of capital market in Korea by increasing responsibilities of exchange-listed companies to have sustainable business practices.

Photo: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (4th fromleft), Dr. Kyungsoo Choi, Chairman & CEO of Korea Exchange (5th from left) and Mr. Georg Kell, Executive Director of UN Global Compact (3rd from left) congratulate Korea Exchange's joining UN SSE Initiative.
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