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04/02/2020 ESMA32-67-613 Report on amendments to ESMA Guidelines on enforcement of financial information Final Report PDF
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04/02/2020 ESMA32-50-218 Guidelines on enforcement of financial information Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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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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04/12/2019 ESMA70-21038340-46 Compliance table for the Guidelines on market making activities under the Short Selling Regulation , , Compliance table PDF
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04/11/2019 esma22-105-1073 Annex_to_the_opening_statement_for_econ_hearing_4_november_2019 Speech 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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11/04/2019 ESMA31-67-127 Question and answers on Transparency Directive (TD) , , , , Q&A 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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01/06/2018 ESMA71-99-973 ESMA71-99-973 Press Release Product Intervention EUOJ publication , , Press Release PDF
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01/06/2018 ESMA35-43-1135 Notice of ESMA's Product Intervention Decisions on CFDs and binary options , Reference PDF
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30/05/2018 ESMA71-99-987 PR on EBA-ESMA statement on retail holders of bail-inable instruments , , Press Release PDF
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30/05/2018 ESMA71-99-991 Statement of the EBA and ESMA on the treatment of retail holdings of debt financial instruments subject to the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive , Statement PDF
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29/05/2018 ESMA70-145-408 Question and Answers (Q&A) on the Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps (SSR) Q&A PDF
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12/04/2018 ESMA43-318-1464 Unauthorised use of ESMA’s identity and logo by a named individual Reference PDF
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05/03/2018 ESMA70-145-386 Technical Advice on the evaluation of certain elements of the Short Selling Regulation Final Report PDF
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22/02/2018 ESMA70-145-441 ECON scrutiny session Short Selling Regulation Verena Ross Speech PDF
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15/12/2017 ESMA71-99-910 Statement on preparatory work of the European Securities and Markets Authority in relation to CFDs and binary options offered to retail clients , Statement PDF
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