Spain’s stock-market regulator lifts short-sale ban on financial stocks

The CNMV, Spain’s stock market regulator, lifted a ban on short selling of financial stocks.     The ban has been in force since August, 2011 because of extreme market volatility and it affected shares in 16 financial companies traded on the Spanish stock exchange. France, Belgium, Spain and Italy moved to ban short-selling in August in effort to stabilize markets volatility after the credit crisis of 2008.      However, measures … [Read more...]

Three European Countries Extend Short Curbs

France, Italy and Spain extended their temporary bans of short-selling financial stocks as the investors worried about similar action by the continent’s largest country. The ban was first imposed two weeks ago as part of an effort to stabilize market volatility and could last until November 11.   Italian and Spanish regulators extended their restrictions through the end of September. Belgium’s ban, introduced at the same time as those of … [Read more...]