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15/01/2021 ESMA50-164-772 Links to the national websites explaining the procedures for notifications of net short positions Reference PDF
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04/01/2021 ESMA50-164-770 Links to national websites where net short positions in shares are disclosed Reference PDF
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04/01/2021 SSR sanctions Administrative measures and sanctions applicable in Member States to infringements of the Short Selling Regulation (SSR) Reference PDF
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21/12/2020 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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21/12/2020 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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18/12/2020 ESMA80-192-10053 Public Statement_Registration_DTCC Data Repository (Ireland) PLC under EMIR and SFTR , Statement PDF
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17/12/2020 106/20/COL ESA Third Renewal Decision under Art. 28(1) SSR , , Decision PDF
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17/12/2020 ESMA70 -155-11608 Decision renewal art. 28 SSR reporting threshold- December 2020 , , Decision 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.

09/11/2020 ESMA74-362-881 Statement Brexit EMIR and SFTR data , , Statement PDF
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05/11/2020 ESMA74-362-893 QAs on SFTR data reporting , , Q&A PDF
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17/09/2020 ESMA70-155-11072 ESMA Decision- renewal Article 28 SSR reporting threshold- September 2020 , , Decision PDF
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15/07/2020 ESMA70-155-10189 ESMA decision renewal of 10 June 2020 to lower the reporting thresholds of net short positions under Art.28 of the SSR Decision PDF
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09/07/2020 ESMA74-362-608 Guidelines on calculation of positions in SFTs by Trade Repositories , Consultation Paper PDF
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11/06/2020 ESMA71-99-1342 Decision Short Selling Reporting Renewal Statement , , , Press Release PDF
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11/06/2020 ESMA70-155-10189 ESMA Decision- renewal Article 28 SSR reporting threshold , , Decision PDF
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06/05/2020 ESMA71-99-1321 ESMA registers SFTR TRs , , Statement PDF
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15/04/2020 ESMA70-155-9845 Opinion on CNMV emergency measure under the SSR , , Opinion PDF
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15/04/2020 ESMA70-155-9848 Opinion on FMA emergency measure under the SSR , , Opinion PDF
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15/04/2020 ESMA70-155-9854 Opinion on AMF emergency measure under the SSR , , Opinion PDF
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