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Short-selling bans unlikely to prevent share price slides, study suggests

August 16, 2011 by Cass Business School   Comments (0)

Bans on short-selling in the eurozone are unlikely to prevent share prices from continuing to fall and could cause "more harm than good", according to a Cass study.
With European stock markets in turmoil, regulators in France, Italy, Spain and Belgium have imposed a flurry of restrictions to stabilise share prices and restore order in the markets.
But a global study of the short-selling ban introduced during the financial crisis suggests the latest measures could inflict serious damage...