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Location: Central Bank of Bahrain Volume 6—Capital Markets > Part A > Introduction > UG — User's Guide > UG-3 Rulebook Maintenance and Access
  • UG-3 Rulebook Maintenance and Access

    • UG-3.1 Rulebook Maintenance

      • Quarterly Updates

        • UG-3.1.1

          If changes to the Rulebook are required, these will usually only be made every quarter, in early January, April, July and October (the only exceptions being when changes are urgently required). This way, users are generally aware when to expect any changes. Not every quarter will necessarily see changes being made, however.

        • UG-3.1.2

          When changes are made to a Module, the amended Sections are given a new version date, in the bottom right-hand page. The contents page for each amended Module is also updated: the table of contents is changed to show the new version date for each amended Section (in the 'Date Last Changed' column), and the contents page itself is also given its own new version date in the bottom right-had corner. The Module contents pages thus act as a checklist for hard-copy users to verify the current version dates for each Section in that Module.

        • UG-3.1.3

          A summary of any changes made to a Module is included in the Module History Section of each Module. The table summarises the nature of the change made, the date of the change, and the Module components and relevant pages affected. The Module History can thus be used to identify which pages were updated within individual Sections.

        • UG-3.1.4

          The website version of the Rulebook acts at all times as the definitive version of the Rulebook. Any changes are automatically posted to the CBB website, together with a summary of those changes. Licensees are in addition e-mailed every quarter, to notify them of any changes (if any). Hard-copy users are invited to print off the updated pages from the website to incorporate in their Rulebook in order to keep it current.

        • UG-3.1.5

          Capital market participants should note that the requirements contained in Volume 6 of the CBB Rulebook are additional to those contained in other Rulebook Volumes. Thus, market participants licensed as investment firms (for example) are required to comply with their license requirements contained in Volume 4, in addition to requirements contained in Volume 6 that apply to their capital markets activities.

      • Changes to Numbering

        • UG-3.1.6

          In order to limit the knock-on impact of inserting or deleting text on the numbering of text that follows the change, the following conventions apply:

          (a) Where a new Paragraph is to be included in a Section, such that it would impact the numbering of existing text that would follow it, the Paragraph retains the numbering of the existing Paragraph immediately preceding it, but with the addition of an "A"; a second inserted Paragraph that follows immediately afterwards would be numbered with a "B", and so on.
          (b) For example, if a new Paragraph needs to be inserted after UG-3.1.6, it would be numbered UG-3.1.6A; a second new Paragraph would be numbered UG-3.1.6B, and so on. This convention avoids the need for renumbering existing text that follows an insertion. The same principle is applied where a new Section or a new Chapter needs to be inserted: for example, UG-3.1A (for a new Section), and UG-3A (for a new Chapter)
          (c) Where a Paragraph is deleted, then the numbering of the old Paragraph is retained, and the following inserted in square brackets: 'This Paragraph was deleted in [April 2007].' (The date given being the actual calendar quarter date of the deletion.) The same principle is applied with respect to Sections and Chapters.

        • UG-3.1.7

          Where many such changes have built up over time, then the CBB may reissue the whole Section, Paragraph, Chapter or even Module concerned, consolidating all these changes.

    • UG-3.2 Rulebook Access

      • Availability

        • UG-3.2.1

          The Rulebook is available on the CBB website, on CD-ROM and in hard copy. Order forms for CD-ROMs and hard copies are available on the CBB website or from the Licensing & Policy Directorate of the CBB; a copy is also attached to this Section. Contact details are as follows:

          Rulebook Section
          Licensing & Policy Directorate
          Central Bank of Bahrain
          P.O. Box 27
          Manama
          Kingdom of Bahrain

          Tel: +973-17 547 413
          Fax: +973-17 530 228
          E-mail: rulebook@cbb.gov.bh
          Web: www.cbb.gov.bh

      • Queries

        • UG-3.2.2

          Questions regarding the administration of the Rulebook (e.g. ordering additional copies, website availability, the updating of material etc.) should be addressed to the Rulebook Section of the Licensing & Policy Directorate:

          Rulebook Section
          Licensing & Policy Directorate
          Central Bank of Bahrain
          P.O. Box 27
          Manama
          Kingdom of Bahrain

          Tel: +973-17 547 413
          Fax: +973-17 530 228
          E-mail: rulebook@cbb.gov.bh
          Web: www.cbb.gov.bh

          Questions regarding interpretation of the policy and requirements contained in the Rulebook should be addressed to the licensee's regular supervisory point of contact within the CBB.

          Amended: April 2013

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