South Korea lifts its ban on short-selling after 14 months

Short selling has been banned in South Korea since March 2020

  • It was banned in an effort to reduce market volatility during the pandemic and recovery

Seoul’s Financial Services Commission said on Sunday that the ban on short selling on two-hundred large-cap firms listed on the benchmark KOSPI will be lifted.

  • also applies to 150 firms listed on the secondary-KOSDAQ

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