On 2 February 2010, the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) updated its table setting out the regulatory measures its members have taken on short-selling. The table contained updates from:

  • France: The AMF decided to extend until further notice the exceptional measures introduced on 19 September 2008 to prohibit short selling of a selected group of financial stocks.
  • Germany: The General Decrees of the BaFin dated 19 and 21 September 2008 on the ban of uncovered short sales in 11 stocks expired on 31 January 2010 without replacement.

CESR further updated its table on 22 February 2010:

  • Austria: Austria’s Financial Market Authority FMA extended its temporary prohibition on naked short selling in the cash market of shares of Erste Group Bank AG, Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG, UNIQA Vericherungen AG and WIENER STÄDTISCHE Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group. The extension is valid until 31 May 2010.

View Measures adopted by CESR members on short selling - updated, 22 February 2010