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03/01/2020 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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03/01/2020 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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20/12/2019 ESMA71-100-1792 CRAs and TRs Follow Up Fees Factsheet , , Reference PDF
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05/12/2019 ESMA33-5-370 Response Form CP on GLs on Internal Controls for CRAs Reference DOCX
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02/12/2019 ESMA80-191-932 Guidance on registering securitisation repositories Reference PDF
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16/07/2019 ESMA 32-63-365 List of decisions published from the EECS’s Database of Enforcement Reference PDF
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11/07/2019 ESMA41-137-1148 Svenska Handelsbanken AB- PUBLIC NOTICE Reference PDF
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11/07/2019 ESMA41-137-1146 SEB- PUBLIC NOTICE Reference PDF
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11/07/2019 ESMA41-137-1149 Nordea- PUBLIC NOTICE Reference PDF
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11/07/2019 ESMA41-137-1151 Swedbank- PUBLIC NOTICE Reference PDF
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28/03/2019 ESMA-41-356-14 ESMA fine Fitch France Reference PDF
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22/03/2019 esma335-5-731 Presentation ESG factors in CRAs 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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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.

23/08/2018 ESMA50-164-772 Links to the national websites explaining the procedures for notifications of net short positions Reference PDF
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23/07/2018 ESMA41-137-1144 Danske- PUBLIC NOTICE Reference PDF
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18/05/2018 ESMA33-9-226 CRA Technical Committee Terms of Reference Reference PDF
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19/04/2018 ESMA 32-63-427 22nd Extract from the EECS’s Database of Enforcement Reference PDF
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27/03/2018 ESMA33-9-235 reply form Reply form- Consultation on Draft Guidelines on “as stringent as” notion in the CRA Regulation Reference DOCX
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11/01/2018 ESMA71-99-928 Factsheet on Credit Rating Agencies Fees Reference PDF
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