EAOSEF 1998 TAIPEI DECLARATION

Representatives of the member stock exchanges of the East Asian and Oceanian Stock Exchanges Federation met on May 12, 1998, in Taipei, in continuation of their mutual cooperation, and issued the following:

The member stock exchanges of the East Asian and Oceanian Stock Exchanges Federation (hereinafter referred to as "the Exchanges") recognized that:

there have been significant developments affecting stock markets in the East Asian and Oceanian region, such as liberalization of trade policies and capital flows, the increase in privatization initiatives and other corporate fund raising activities, and rapid progress of information technology;

these developments have implications which include the creation of new demands for the international use of securities or other financial derivatives;

the potential for market integrity concerns is compounded by the increasingly global nature of market facilities, including pricing and clearing facilities and by diversified regulatory requirements; and

the Exchanges should take steps to address the international implications for the maintenance of market integrity, cooperation on market surveillance, market transparency and other market developments.

The Exchanges reached consensus on the following points:

the Exchanges should share surveillance information on relevant products to manage a market crisis, to the extent permitted by their laws, rules and regulations, and/or contracts;

the Exchanges should share information on the market conditions and the regulatory actions taken or to be taken in order to prevent the spread of destabilizing effects among the Exchanges;

such information to be shared should be obtained by the requesting Exchange for regulatory purposes only, and should not be used for any other purpose; and

the Exchanges shall keep confidential the request for information and the information exchanged, consistent with requirements including the laws and regulations in force in the jurisdiction of the requested Exchanges, and with the domestic laws and regulations in force in the jurisdiction of the requesting Exchanges.

The Exchanges agreed to promote:

greater cooperation among the Exchanges and closer communication among relevant personnel both on a routine and on an ad hoc basis; and

collaboration among the Exchanges on entering into bilateral agreements concerning such cooperation.

Declarers to EAOSEF 1998 Taipei Declaration

Issued in Taipei on May 12, 1998

  • Australian Stock Exchange Ltd.
  • Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc.
  • The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd.
  • Stock Exchange of Singapore Ltd.
  • Jakarta Stock Exchange
  • Surabaya Stock Exchange
  • Korea Stock Exchange
  • Taiwan Stock Exchange Corp.
  • Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange
  • The Stock Exchange of Thailand
  • New Zealand Stock Exchange
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • Osaka Securities Exchange

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