Short Selling Ban Spreads Around the World

Earlier today, we looked at an October 18, 1930, NYT editorial on on Short Selling. As we now see via Google News, bad ideas are contagious:

Germany restricts short selling of financials   

Netherlands bans short-selling

Taiwan limits short-selling

Australian Regulator Extends Ban to ‘Covered’ Short Selling

Dutch ban ‘naked’ short selling for 3 months 

Irish Stock Exchange moves to block short-selling   

Dubai condemns short-selling of shares

And in related news:

Short-selling set to debut in Egypt as the West moves to curb it

CBOE Head Denounces SEC’s Emergency Short-Selling Ban

Swedish not considering shorting ban

See Jum Chanos’s WSJ OpEd:

Short Sellers Keep the Market Honest
JAMES S. CHANOS
WSJ, SEPTEMBER 22, 2008 
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122204250955761325.html

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