Short selling ban nears expiry, could yet be extended

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By Ross Lancaster
15 May 2020

France's Financial Markets Authority (AMF) is weighing whether or not to extend a ban on short selling this week, as industry bodies warned the ban has harmed markets.

The AMF was in a group of European regulators that brought in bans on short selling as Covid-19 hammered markets.

Industry bodies have unsurprisingly opposed the ban, which expires on Monday. Ahead of then, they are pushing the French regulator ...

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