Authorities lift shorting bans as markets recover

European regulators have removed temporary bans on short selling that have been in place since the height of the pandemic-induced selloff in March. Authorities in Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Italy and Spain allowed their bans to expire at midnight on 18 May. Several of the regulators claimed the measures had been a success. The AMF, […]

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….no evidence. Last year, ESMA conducted a consultation on the topic of empty voting, designed to find out the nature and extent of the decoupling of voting rights from economic ownership. Last week, they published the responses received, and concluded that no regulatory action is necessary – possibly because the overwhelming majority of respondents could […]

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