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Sweden Says Short Selling Ban Will Cripple Small Debt Markets

Sweden is warning that European efforts to restrict short selling may cripple debt markets in smaller countries and says it will fight “shortsighted” proposals.

“If you ban naked short selling, that will mean more problems in funding countries’ national debts, especially for small countries,” said Bo Lundgren, 63, the head of Sweden’s National Debt Office, in an interview in Stockholm. “Hopefully, they will listen” to Swedish pleas to rethink a ban, he said.