New Generation Trading System for China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) goes live nation-wide

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New Generation Trading System for China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) goes live nation-wide

CFETS’s scalable, robust, inter-bank platform for Renminbi currency trading to enable China’s integration into world financial markets

Mumbai, December 7, 2009: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: TCS.BO, NSE: TCS.NS), the leading IT services, business solutions and outsourcing firm today announced that the Reminbi currency trading platform for the Chinese inter-bank market, an initiative of China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS), a subsidiary of People's Bank of China (PBoC) has successfully gone live nation-wide.

The New Generation CNY Trading System (NGCNYTS) is a forward-looking trading system, which aims to incorporate the future vision of the Chinese Interbank market and relevant international best practices. It is designed to meet the fast growing requirements of the Chinese financial market with efficient risk management and real-time monitoring systems. It supports multiple trading methods, including special features for market makers.

NGCNYTS is a next generation system providing unified platform across Debt, Money and Derivative Markets. NGCNYTS gained national importance, as it is the primary trading platform for all financial institutions such as Commercial Banks, Pension, Trust & Mutual Fund, Securities firms and Insurance companies in China. 

Speaking on the successful implementation of this landmark project, Girija Pande, Executive Vice President and Head, TCS Asia Pacific, said, "We are extremely pleased to successfully deliver the CFETS project built based on our experience in other global markets and in close cooperation with CFETS who have experience in Chinese domestic market. It also provides flexibility to connect with third party front ends and other external interfaces. Deploying in 10 markets at a time is a unique challenge which TCS could complete successfully."

"The project is among the most prestigious venture of TCS in the APAC region, involving a highly dedicated multi-cultural team of over 130 associates spanning a period of more than two years. The team will be maintaining the system going forward and enhancing the system for additional markets," he further added.

TCS’ trading solution at CFETS is scalable and can handle rapid growth in volumes with ease. Due to its scalable and configurable architecture, it also simplifies the addition of multiple financial products thus reducing the overall time to market.

Besides CFETS, TCS has successfully delivered the mission critical trading systems for the National Stock Exchange of India Limited, India, National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, India and Clearing Corporation of India Limited (CCIL). TCS is also the chosen strategic partner involved in maintaining the trading applications at Deutsche Boerse AG, Germany.

TCS pioneered the entry of Indian IT industry in China in 2002 and remains at the forefront of that thrust with 1100 consultants in China and four Global delivery Centers (Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin& Hangzhou). In 2005, TCS was invited by Chinese Government to form a Joint Venture to create a large scale global sourcing base in China.  TCS China is serving over 30 Global and domestic clients like Eaton, Motorola, Cummins, China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS), Guangdong Provincial Rural Credit Cooperative Union (GDRCC), China Trust Bank, Hua Xia Bank.

About CFETS

The China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS), also known as the National Interbank Funding Center (the Center), is a sub-institution of the People's Bank of China (PBC). Its main functions include: providing systems for foreign exchange (FX) trading, RMB lending and bond trading; organizing interbank FX trading, RMB lending and bond trading; handling settlement and clearing of FX trading; prompting the clearing of RMB lending and bond trading; providing an online commercial paper (CP) quotation system; providing information on the FX, bond and money markets; and engaging in other businesses authorized by the PBC.

With its head office in Shanghai and its back-up center in Beijing, CFETS has 18 sub-centers in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Jinan, Dalian, Nanjing, Xiamen, Qingdao, Wuhan, Chongqing, Chengdu, Zhuhai, Shantou, Fuzhou, Ningbo, Xi'an, Shenyang and Haikou. CFETS has played a significant role in safeguarding RMB exchange rate stability, transmitting central bank monetary policies, serving financial institutions and supervising market operations.

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT servicesconsulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT,  BPS,  infrastructure,  engineering  and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™,recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 285,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $11.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2013 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.


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