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25/11/2020 ESMA71-99-1443 PR DTO Final Position , , Press Release PDF
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25/11/2020 70-155-8842 ESMA statement on DTO Final , Statement PDF
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20/11/2020 ESMA WP-2020-04 ESMA working paper on HFT and ghost liquidity Report PDF
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19/11/2020 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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19/11/2020 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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18/11/2020 ESMA71-99-1437 ESMA publishes first overview of the size and structure of EU securities markets Press Release PDF
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18/11/2020 ESMA-50-165-1355 ASR on EU Securities markets- 2020 Report PDF
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18/11/2020 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.

16/11/2020 ESMA71-99-1436 EU derivative clearing showed strong growth in 2019 Press Release PDF
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16/11/2020 ESMA50-165-1362 ASR on EU derivatives markets- 2020 , Report PDF
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11/11/2020 ESMA50-165-1371 ESMA Risk Dashboard No. 2 2020 Reference PDF
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09/11/2020 ESMA70-155-10958 Statement_Brexit_ESMA IT systems_2020Q4 Statement PDF
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09/11/2020 ESMA65-8-7497 Public statement on Brexit Data Operational Plan Statement PDF
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09/11/2020 ESMA74-362-881 Statement Brexit EMIR and SFTR data , , Statement PDF
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09/11/2020 ESMA22-106-2883 Summary of Conclusions Management Board meeting 17 September 2020 Summary of Conclusions PDF
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06/11/2020 ESMA35-43-349 Q&As on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection topics , Q&A PDF
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28/10/2020 ESMA71-99-1422 Press Release European Common Enforcement Priorities 2020 , , , Press Release PDF
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28/10/2020 ESMA32-63-1041 Public Statement on the European Common Enforcement Priorities 2020 , Statement PDF
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26/10/2020 ESMA71-99-1413 Press Release Brexit statement- Share Trading Obligation , , Press Release PDF
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26/10/2020 ESMA70-155-7782 Statement Brexit Share Trading Obligation Q42020 , Statement PDF
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