China securities regulator denies encouraging short selling

April 18, 2015 12:02 PM

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SHANGHAI, April 18 (Reuters) - China's recent liberalisation of stock short-selling rules is not intended to encourage the practice, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said on Saturday, after overseas markets dropped sharply in response to the move.

In a post on its official microblog account, the CSRC published a transcript of a journalist question and answer session in which it was asked whether the goal of the policy was to encourage short-selling and depress the stock market.

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