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MiFID Dark-Pool Caps Curb Trading in Hundreds of Stocks

  • Regulator says data on dark-pool trading still not complete
  • Dark limits will shift flow to other venues starting March 12
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Barclays Plc, Unilever Plc, and Nestle SA are among hundreds of European equities that exceeded MiFID II’s limits on dark-pool trading, triggering restrictions on how they’re bought and sold.

The affected contracts will be suspended for six months from being traded in dark pools, which investors use to avoid tipping their hand to the markets. The equities must instead be traded on rival venues or through new methods after the curbs start on March 12.