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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. securities regulator is considering measures to require big investors to disclose more about short positions, or bets that stocks will fall, use of derivatives to bet on other stock moves and to protect small investors from trading apps that use features common to video games in order to boost risky trading activity.
SEOUL: South Korea lifted what was the world’s longest ban on short-selling on Monday, and foreign traders piled in.
SEOUL: Retail traders who drove record gains in South Korean stocks during the darkest days of the pandemic are bracing for a new threat – the return of institutional players betting on share-price declines.
FIRST it was cotton; now it's Xinjiang's solar panels that are being targeted. Both are pillar industries of Xinjiang in Northwest China, and they have become the target of what appears to be a malicious campaign launched by Western anti-China forces to destroy Xinjiang's rapidly ascending economy and ultimately obstruct the development of China.
TWENTY-TWENTY was an eventual year for the capital market regulator. The Securities Commission (SC) faced a myriad of issues ranging from the pandemic, to increased digitalisation of stock trades, the entry of new investors and the increase of unlicensed investment advisers as well as scammers using social media. Below are excerpts from a StarBizWeek interview with SC chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar
Given the popular belief that short sellers create unjustified losses in some stocks, why would shareholders want to supply the ammunition for attacks against their investments?
PETALING JAYA: The exodus of investors from glove stocks showed no signs of stopping even as valuations turned more attractive such as in the case of Top Glove Corp Bhd, (pic) where its price-to-earnings ratio (PER) dropped to a single digit.