ESMA extends Greece short selling ban until July 27 despite EU agreement

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued its official opinion agreeing to a further renewal, for a period of seven days, of the emergency short selling prohibition originally imposed by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HCMC) under the Short Selling Regulation on Monday 13 July.

The ban will take effect at 00:00:01 hours (CET) 21 July 2015 and remain in place until 24:00:00 (CET) on 27 July 2015 and temporarily prohibits transactions in any financial instrument that creates, or increases, a net short position on any of the shares admitted to trading on the Athens Exchange and Multilateral Trading Facility “EN.A”.

ESMA considers that adverse developments which constitute a serious threat to market confidence in the Greek market still persist and that the proposed measure is appropriate and proportionate to address those threats.

Click here for the official opinion notice.


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