Global short-selling bans

Short-selling bans applied by regulators in reaction to the COVID-19 sell-off in the capital markets

Last update: 18/05/2020

Short-selling bans and their effect on main indexes

RegulatorDetailsBan periodBenchmark IndexReturn (%) since ban applicationBan effectiveness (Benchmark index – MSCI World index)
Turkey – CMBAll securities until further notice28/02/20 – NABIST 100-11%-3%
Indonesia – FSAAll securities03/03/20 – NAIDX Composite-14%-5%
South Korea –FSCAll securities16/03/20 – 16/09/20KOSPI+9%+2%
Spain – CNMV69 shares17/03/20 – 18/05/20IBEX 35+11%-7%
Italy – CONSOBAll securities18/03/20 – 18/06/20FTSE MIB+13%0%
Belgium – FSMABasket of shares18/03/20 – 18/05/20BEL 20+19%+5%
France – AMF 92 securities18/03/20 – 18/05/20CAC 40+12%
Austria – FMAAll securities without a market making function18/03/20 – 18/05/20ATX+24%
Greece – HCMC All securities18/03/20 – 18/05/20ATG+24%+10%
Malaysia – SCMAll securities24/03/30 – 30/04/20FTSE KLCI+10%-16%

Last update: 18/05/2020

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