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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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08/08/2018 ESMA70-151-1462 ESMA70-151-1462 Communication on clearing and trading obligation for PF Reference PDF
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13/07/2018 ESMA70-156-471 Response form for the Consultation Paper on the Amendment to RTS 11 (ESMA70-156-357) Reference DOCX
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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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29/05/2018 ESMA65-8-4678 MiFIR Reporting Instructions Log of Changes Reference XLSX
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23/05/2018 ESMA70-154-576 CDTF Terms of Reference Reference PDF
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18/05/2018 ESMA70-154-555 SMSC Terms of Reference Reference PDF
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26/03/2018 ESMA70-155-4809 List of trading venues and CCPs benefiting from a transitional exemption from the access provisions under Article 54(2) of MiFIR Reference PDF
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23/01/2018 ESMA70-156-275RF Reply Form to ESMA70-156-275 Reference DOCX
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08/01/2018 20180103 Overview of MiFID II position management controls Reference XLSX
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22/12/2017 ESMA50-164-677 FAQs on MiFID II- Transitional Transparency Calculations , Reference PDF
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20/12/2017 ESMA65-8-5257 Instructions on download and use of double volume cap results files Reference PDF
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20/12/2017 ESMA65-8-5240 FIRDS Instructions on download and use of full and delta transparency results files Reference PDF
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19/12/2017 ESMA70-156-185 Template for reporting circuit breakers parameters to ESMA Reference XLSX
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19/12/2017 ESMA70-156-181 Procedure for reporting of circuit breakers’ parameters by NCAs to ESMA Reference PDF
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14/12/2017 ESMA70-151-957 MiFID II Q&A on post-trading issues , Q&A PDF
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06/12/2017 ESMA71-99-669 ESMA MIFID and MAR Data Systems , , , Reference PDF
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19/10/2017 ESMA50-165-421 EU derivatives markets ─ a first-time overview , , , Reference PDF
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16/10/2017 ESMA65-8-5046 FIRDS- Instructions on access and download of full and delta reference data files , , , Reference PDF
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