Article: Regulators across Europe clash over bans on short selling

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Regulators across Europe clash over bans on short selling

Philip Stafford, Laurence Fletcher, Robert Smith

Financial Times, 30 March 2020

France, Spain and Italy issued one-day prohibitions against betting on falling share prices for selected companies — and then longer bans of between one and three months, applied to all stocks listed on their domestic markets. Belgium, Austria and Greece swiftly followed suit, while Esma, the pan-European regulator, demanded tighter standards on reporting of short positions. Markus Ferber, an influential European MEP, urged a co-ordinated ban across the continent. But the clampdown has been partial.

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