France's AMF bans short selling

Jonathan Boyd
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France's financial markets regulator has said it is banning any creation or increase in net short positions for an initial period totallying 30 days, subject to an opinion from Esma, the European Securities and Markets Authority. The ban constitutes an initial period of 20 days, implemented by AMF's chairman according to Article L 421-16 II of the code monétaire et financier and Article 20 of the European Short Selling Regulation. The AMF board has extended this by an additional 10 days. It takes effect from midnight on 18 March until 16 April. As per Esma's own recent announc...

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Jonathan Boyd

Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope.