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SEC News Digest

Issue 2009-210
November 2, 2009


Report On Administrative Proceedings

The Report on Administrative Proceedings for the Period April 1, 2009 through Sept. 30, 2009 has been issued, giving summary statistical information on the Commission's administrative proceedings caseload. The report is published in the SEC Docket and appears on the Commission's website. (Rel. 34-60909)

Commission Meetings

Closed Meeting - Monday, November 9, 2009 - 10:00 a.m.

The subject matter of the Closed Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 9, will be: consideration of amicus participation.

At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact: The Office of the Secretary at (202) 551-5400.


MFS Government Markets Income Trust, et al.

A notice has been issued giving interested persons until Nov. 23, 2009, to request a hearing on an application filed by MFS Government Markets Income Trust, et al., under Section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act for an exemption from Section 19(b) of the Act and Rule 19b-1 under the Act. The order would permit certain registered closed-end management investment companies to make periodic distributions of long-term capital gains (i) with respect to their common stock as part of a managed distribution plan as frequently as twelve times each year, and (ii) with respect to their preferred stock as frequently as required by the terms of such preferred stock. (Rel. IC-28987 - October 29)


Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change

A proposed rule change filed by the International Securities Exchange to clarify the definition of "Narrow-Based Index" (SR-ISE-2009-83) has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Publication is expected in the Federal Register during the week of November 2. (Rel. 34-60902)





Modified: 11/02/2009