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05/12/2019 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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05/12/2019 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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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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11/09/2019 ESMA32-60-494 ESEF Video Tutorial 3_Script Reference PDF
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12/07/2019 ESMA32-60-254 ESEF Reporting Manual Reference PDF
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19/06/2019 ESMA74-362-27 Keynote by ESMA Chair at Eurofiling – European Central Bank conference Speech PDF
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07/06/2019 ESMA32-60-474 Draft RTS amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/815 on the updates of the taxonomy to be used for the ESEF , Final Report 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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21/03/2019 ESMA32-60-440 ESMA ESEF Taxonomy 2017 Reference ZIP
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ESEF Taxonomy 2017- entry points

21/03/2019 ESMA32-60-417 ESEF XBRL Taxonomy Documentation Reference PDF
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21/03/2019 ESMA32-60-44 ESEF Validation rules Reference XLSX
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21/03/2019 ESMA32-60-439 ESEF Taxonomy architecture 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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19/11/2018 ESMA32-60-403 Video Tutorial on the European Single Electronic Format- Script 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.

05/09/2018 ESMA70-151-1719 Letter to VP Dombrovskis on opinion on SFTR Letter PDF
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05/09/2018 ESMA70-151-1651 Annex 1 Letter from European Commission on SFTR draft RTS Letter PDF
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