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31/07/2020 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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31/07/2020 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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09/07/2020 ESMA74-362-608 Guidelines on calculation of positions in SFTs by Trade Repositories , Consultation Paper PDF
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17/04/2020 ESMA32-51-370 Q&A on ESMA Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures , Q&A PDF
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27/03/2020 ESMA31-69-261 Call for expression of interest CFSC CWG 2020 Reference PDF
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27/03/2020 ESMA31-69-263 Application form CSFC CWG Reference DOCX
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06/01/2020 ESMA74-362-388 LEI statement SFTR Reference PDF
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02/12/2019 esma31-62-1193 List of prospectus thresholds , , Reference PDF
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31/07/2019 ESMA31-67-535 Practical Guide on notifications of major holdings under the Transparency Directive , , Reference PDF
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15/07/2019 ESMA32-61-353 ESMA response to the EFRAG consultation on Equity Instruments – Research On Measurement Project Reference PDF
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27/05/2019 ESMA70-151-1019 Consolidated SFTR_Validation_Rules Reference XLSX
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27/05/2019 ESMA70-151-2371 Response form to consultation on Guidelines for reporting under Articles 4 and 12 SFTR Reference DOCX
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27/05/2019 ESMA70-151-1985 Consultation paper on Guidelines for reporting under Articles 4 and 12 SFTR Consultation Paper PDF
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11/04/2019 ESMA31-67-127 Question and answers on Transparency Directive (TD) , , , , Q&A PDF
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11/04/2019 ESMA31-62-780 Q&A on Prospectus Related Topics , , , , , , Q&A PDF
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22/03/2019 esma32-334-93 Presentation on users needs in relation to corporate reporting Reference PDF
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24/01/2019 ESMA50-164-770 Links to national websites where net short positions in shares are disclosed Reference PDF
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09/01/2019 ESMA32-65-97 Call for expressions of interest: Consultative Working Group for ESMA’s Corporate Reporting Standing Committee Reference PDF
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09/01/2019 ESMA32-65-97 Application form: Consultative Working Group for ESMA’s Corporate Reporting Standing Committee Reference DOCX
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31/10/2018 Net short thresholds Net short position notification thresholds for sovereign issuers Reference XLSX
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According to Article 7(2) of the Short Selling Regulation, ESMA has to publish a list of the thresholds applicable to the sovereign issuers for the purpose of the notification to competent authorities of significant net short position in sovereign debt.

The way these notification thresholds are defined is further specified in the Commission Delegated Regulation No 918/2012 (the “DR”). The DR specifies that initial threshold categories shall be:
1.0.1% applicable where the total amount of outstanding issued sovereign debt is between 0 and 500 billion euros;
2.0.5% applicable where the total amount of outstanding issued sovereign debt is above 500 billion euros or where there is a liquid futures market for the particular sovereign debt.

The additional incremental levels shall be set at 50% of the initial thresholds. The reporting thresholds shall be monetary amounts fixed by applying the percentage thresholds to the outstanding sovereign debt of the sovereign issuer. They will be revised and updated quarterly to reflect changes in the total amount of outstanding sovereign debt of each sovereign issuer.

In addition, the DR states that the amount of outstanding debt should be calculated using a duration adjusted approach. ESMA has published a Q&A document on how to proceed for the duration adjustment.

The table of thresholds contains the name of the sovereign issuer, the amount of outstanding debt duration adjusted, the initial threshold amount and the relevant percentage, the incremental threshold amount and the relevant percentage.

Please note that the figures of the amount of outstanding debt are duration adjusted (not nominal amounts) and are approximations provided by competent authorities.

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