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13/11/2018 ESMA35-43-1206 MiFID II Supervisory Briefing on Suitability 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.

01/10/2018 ESMA35-43-1391 Notice of ESMA’s Product Intervention Renewal Decision in relation to binary options Reference PDF
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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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23/07/2018 ESMA41-137-1144 Danske- PUBLIC NOTICE Reference 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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18/05/2018 ESMA35-30-643 IPISC Terms of Reference Reference PDF
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18/05/2018 ESMA33-9-226 CRA Technical Committee Terms of Reference Reference PDF
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27/03/2018 ESMA33-9-235 reply form Reply form- Consultation on Draft Guidelines on “as stringent as” notion in the CRA Regulation Reference DOCX
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27/03/2018 ESMA71-98-125 FAQ ESMA's product intervention measures in relation to CFDs and binary options offered to retail investors Reference PDF
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26/03/2018 ESMA35-43-1000 Additional information on the agreed product intervention measures relating to contracts for differences and binary options Reference PDF
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11/01/2018 ESMA71-99-928 Factsheet on Credit Rating Agencies Fees Reference PDF
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18/12/2017 ESMA 71-99-671 Briefing note- Preparing for 2020: ESEF field tests and reporting manual Reference PDF
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02/10/2017 ESMA71-99-608 Annex (Template for the Assessment of Collective Suitability) , Reference XLSX
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07/09/2017 Delegation agreement - FI/DK Delegation Agreement between Finanssivalvonta and Finansinspektionen , Reference PDF
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28/06/2017 ESMA32-60-196 Call for volunteers- Field test European Single Electronic format (ESEF) , Reference PDF
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16/06/2017 Delegation agreement - SE/DK Delegation Agreement between Finanstilsynet and Finansinspektionen , Reference PDF
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11/05/2017 ESMA32-60-172 Invitation to the ESMA European Single Electronic Format Meet-the-Market Workshop , , Reference PDF
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17/03/2017 esma35-30-479 IPISC CWG Application form 2017 Reference DOCX
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17/03/2017 ESMA 35-30-473 Call for expressions of interest- Consultative Working Group for ESMA’s IPISC 2017 Reference PDF
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