FMA ends restrictions in relation to short selling

UniCredit Bank Austria AG
The temporary short selling ban expires today, 18 May 2020 at 24:00.
Mon, 18/05/2020

The Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) announced today that it will relax the restrictions imposed in a Regulation on short selling in certain financial instruments listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse), the temporary restriction expires today, 18 May 2020 at 24:00 and will not be extended.

This decision was made in consultation with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and in harmony with five other EU Member States.

The general EU-wide legal ban on naked short selling of shares remains unaffected by this measure.

Impact on investors: Short selling ban at the Exchange will end on 18 May 2020 at 24:00