WASHINGTON -- Chances that world markets can begin streamlining the settlement of stock and bond trades by 1993 grew dimmer yesterday as an international panel examining how to settle trades within three days announced it is shifting the issue to a task force for further study.

"We are announcing a new phase of activity," the chairmen of the U.S. Committee of the Group of 30 Clearance and Settlement Project announced in a memorandum to panel members released yesterday that discusses how to deal with the so-called "T + 3" concept for settling securities trades.

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