On June 19, the International Organization of Securities Commissions announced the publication of Regulation of Short Selling, a report containing "high level principles for the effective regulation of short selling." The four principles recommended by the report are as follows:
- Short selling should be subject to appropriate controls to reduce or minimise the potential risks that could affect the orderly and efficient functioning and stability of financial markets.
- Short selling should be subject to a reporting regime that provides timely information to the market or to market authorities.
- Short selling should be subject to an effective compliance and enforcement system.
- Short selling regulation should allow appropriate exceptions for certain types of transactions for efficient market functioning and development.