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Short Sellers’ Dream Becomes Year-Long Nightmare on Hanergy Halt

  • Traders stuck in bearish bets after calling the stock’s tumble
  • Lengthy trading halts in Hong Kong risk deterring investors
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Hanergy Shorts Burned by Trade Halt

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The downfall of Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd., once the world’s biggest solar company by market value, should have been a coup for short sellers in Hong Kong who predicted the stock would tumble.

Instead, it’s turned into a year-long headache, highlighting regulatory shortfalls in a $3.7 trillion market where trading halts can leave investors in perpetual limbo.