ATHENS Jan 28 Greece's securities regulator
said on Monday it was scrapping a short-selling ban on shares it
introduced 17 months ago, with the exception of bank stocks
The short-selling ban was introduced in August 2011 to
protect investors from the fallout of the country's debt crisis.
It has since been repeatedly extended, with the latest ban
expiring on January 31.
Only the short-selling of bank stocks will be extended
until April 30, the country's Capital Market Commission said in
a statement, in view of the recapitalisation of the country's
The decision is subject to approval by European securities
(Reporting by Harry Papachristou)