EU moves toward rules to limit short-selling

09/1/2010 | Reuters

A draft EU law would give regulators authority to temporarily ban naked short-selling of derivatives and sovereign debt and abusive short-selling of shares. Michel Barnier, internal-market commissioner for the EU, is poised to publish the measure on 15 September. Some member nations have called for such a move to rein in speculators. Read a briefing note on short-selling from AFME and ISLA.

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