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France, Spain and Italy Move to Extend Bans on Short Selling

French, Italian and Spanish financial market regulators extended temporary bans on short selling introduced this month in a bid to stem market volatility.

Spain and Italy extended their bans through Sept. 30, regulators in both countries said in a statement. France’s Autorite des Marches Financiers said its ban may last until Nov. 11. The regulators all said they might lift the limits on short selling of financial stocks when the market stabilizes.