EU Says Temporary Short-Selling Bans Not A Drag On Markets

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT) -- Temporary bans on short-selling in the European Union have not had a significant impact on markets, both in terms of liquidity and volatility, the bloc’s securities regulator said Friday.

In a report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities in EU markets, the European Securities and Markets Authority said the short-selling bans, which allow EU members to temporarily block short-selling on financial instruments after sharp price falls, don’t appear to have to have much of an effect on price volatility, but have had a small positive impact on...
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