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South Korea threatens jail terms for breaking stock market rules

Stronger penalties brought in against practice of 'naked' short selling

Dealers at Hana Bank in Seoul on Dec. 11. The Kospi index has powered ahead this year.   © EPA/Jiji

SEOUL -- South Korea's financial regulator has revealed plans to impose jail sentences on some short selling on the country's stock market, saying current financial penalties are too weak to stop the practice.

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