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Asia must rethink bans on short-selling

Being able to sell high and buy low a vital way of maintaining efficient markets

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Trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur: governments must recognize that regulated and transparent short-selling supports efficient markets.   © Reuters

Paul Solway is a director and the communications officer at the Pan Asia Securities Lending Association.

When the COVID-19 pandemic sent global equity markets into free fall earlier this year, governments in Europe and Asia moved to restrict the short-selling of shares.

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