Dutch regulator AFM has no plans to ban short-selling

Dutch financial markets regulator AFM said on Wednesday it had no immediate plans to follow Germany in introducing bans on some risky transactions across different asset classes.

“We are monitoring the situation closely but at the moment we have no plans to introduce anything of the sort in the Netherlands,” said a spokeswoman for the Dutch regulator to Reuters on Wednesday.

Germany on Tuesday banned some short-selling of bonds and stocks as well as transactions in credit default swaps, which it blames for much of Europe’s debt crisis.

The AFM spokeswoman declined to comment on whether German regulator BaFin informed Dutch authorities prior to introducing the ban.

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