Europe considers permanent short-selling bans


London, Brussels & Paris - The European Union (EU) appears to be working hard towards putting in place a permanent ban on short selling, before temporary bans across several member states expire. A dedicated task force on short selling mandated by the Committee of European Securities Regulators (Cesr), launched in September 2008, reported on January 20 that it would analyse the impact of member states' temporary measures "with a view to developing a range of options for achieving greater