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25/05/2020 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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17/04/2020 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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15/04/2020 ESMA71-99-1318 ESMA issues positive opinions on short selling bans by 5 jurisdictions , , , Press Release PDF
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16/03/2020 ESMA71-99-1291 ESMA requires net short position holders to report positions of 0.1% and above , , , Press Release PDF
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22/10/2019 ESMA71-99-1236 EU enforcers must monitor closely new reporting standards , , Press Release PDF
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29/05/2019 ESMA71-99-1168 ESMA adjusts application of the trading obligation for shares in a no-deal Brexit , , Press Release PDF
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29/05/2019 ESMA71-99-1168 ESMA adjusts application of the trading obligation for shares in a no-deal Brexit , , Press Release PDF
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05/04/2019 ESMA71-99-1142 ESMA updates its recognition of UK CCPs and CSD , , Press Release PDF
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01/03/2019 ESMA71-99-1119 ESMA to recognise the UK Central Securities Depository- no deal , , Press Release PDF
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18/02/2019 ESMA71-99-1114 ESMA to recognise three UK CCPs in the event of a no-deal Brexit , , Press Release PDF
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11/02/2019 ESMA35-43-1493 MiFID II supervisory briefing on the use of third-country branches by EU firms , , Reference PDF
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04/02/2019 ESMA71-99-1107 ESMA agrees no-deal Brexit MOUs with the Bank of England for recognition of UK CCPs and the UK CSD , , Press Release PDF
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01/02/2019 ESMA71-99-1096 ESMA and EU securities regulators MoUs with FCA , , , , , Press Release 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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08/11/2018 ESMA71-99-1055 ESMA proposes a regulatory change to support the Brexit preparations of counterparties to uncleared OTC derivatives , , Press Release 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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