Financial Regulatory Forum

EU’s Barnier says will mull short-selling curbs

January 13, 2010

By John O’Donnell

BRUSSELS, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The European Union’s designated financial services chief has pledged to examine curbs on short-selling and extend a planned regulatory shake-up to every corner of the industry, blamed by many for the economic crisis.

China to launch stock index futures, short selling

By Reuters Staff
January 8, 2010

By Zhou Xin and Jason Subler

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Jan 8 (Reuters) – China has approved in principle the launch of stock market index futures as well as short selling and margin trading of stocks, the stock regulator said on Friday, giving investors badly needed hedging tools.

U.S. SEC mulls securities lending as risks exposed

By Reuters Staff
September 29, 2009

Mary Schapiro, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (file photo) By Rachelle Younglai
WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – U.S. securities regulators are eyeing new restrictions on the multi-trillion dollar securities lending market used by short-sellers after the credit crisis revealed the industry was “anything but low risk.”

U.S. firms oppose rules to curb short selling

September 29, 2009

GOLDMANSACHS/RESULTS   NEW YORK, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc <GS.N> and Vanguard Group Inc are among U.S. companies opposed to rules proposed by U.S. regulators to limit short selling, according to letters filed by the companies. (more…)

US push on derivatives market reform comes clearer

By Reuters Staff
July 28, 2009

By Kevin DrU.S. Representative Barney Frankawbaugh
WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – The shape of the U.S. government’s proposed crackdown on the $450-trillion over-the-counter derivatives market became clearer on Monday, with Congress poised to move forward this week on other aspects of a sweeping overhaul of U.S. financial regulation.

Italy’s Consob calls for intnl short-selling regulation

July 13, 2009

   MILAN, July 13 (Reuters) – Italian bourse regulator Consob is calling for international regulation for short-selling, its chairman, Lamberto Cardia, said on Monday.
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EU watchdogs unveil shortselling disclosure plans

July 8, 2009

    By Huw Jones
   LONDON, July 8 (Reuters) – European Union regulators unveiled draft plans on Wednesday to force short sellers of stocks to publicly disclose significant positions in a bid to crack down on those who abuse the market.
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