IOSCO


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International Organization of Securities Commissions

An international organization consisting of most security regulators in the world. For example, the SEC is a member of IOSCO. Other regulators, such as the CFTC, and self-regulatory organizations, such as the NYSE, may also participate in IOSCO, but not as full members. IOSCO seeks to provide an open forum for members and to establish a general framework for worldwide securities regulation, while also respecting the right of each country to regulate its own markets.

IOSCO

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The Capital Markets Board of Turkey is hosting the 2010 IOSCO Emerging Markets Committee Meeting and Conference between October 13 and 15.
Joining IOSCO will help FMC access necessary information to carry out at best its control operations, notably following promulgation of the financial services code for non-residents.
Al Turifi held talks with IOSCO Secretary-General Greg Tanzer on how to provide further technical support to both the UASA and the SCA.
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In the summer of 1995, IOSCO indicated that it was satisfied with 14 out of the 31 existing standards, but requested a revision of the remaining ones.
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Dar expressed that recognition by IOSCO of Pakistan's compliance with global standards underpins Pakistan's move to establish good governance standards and bring transparency in the capital markets.
IOSCO was established in 1983 to set the standards for securities regulation.
Abdullah Al Turifi, SCA chief executive officer, signed the agreement for his outfit, while David Wright, IOSCO secretary-general, also signed for his side in a ceremony held at IOSCO Headquarters in Madrid and attended by Dr Hessa Abdullah Ahmed Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to Spain, a number of members of the UAE diplomatic mission at the Embassy, IOSCO senior officials and foreign dignitaries from the securities industry.
Muscat: Oman represented by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) joined the global information sharing arrangements between the securities commissions by signing the Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MMOU) of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in Peking, China on the sidelines of the 37th Annual Meeting of the IOSCO.
In September 2003, IOSCO published Statement of Principles Regarding the Activities of Credit Rating Agencies, which was intended to "state high-level objectives for which ratings agencies, regulators, issuers and other market participants should strive in order to improve investor protection and the fairness, efficiency and transparency of the securities markets and reduce systemic risk.
The CBB, as a full member of IOSCO, fully supports the initiative and the new and amended principles of securities regulation and will ensure that these principles are reflected in the CBB Rulebook and its supervisory activities," said director of capital markets supervision Ali Thamer.