The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Market Abuse) Regulations 2009 were published on 30 November 2009. The Regulations extend the sunset clauses in the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) which would have otherwise ceased to exist on 31 December 2009. The Regulations confirm that subsections (4) and (8) of section 118 of FSMA and related ancillary provisions will remain in force until 31 December 2011. The Regulations came into force on 31 December 2009. An explanatory memorandum is also available.