BERLIN, May 18 (Reuters) - Germany plans to ban naked short-selling on certain stocks and euro government bonds, a coalition source told Reuters on Tuesday.
“From midnight today there will be a ban on naked short selling of certain stocks and euro government bonds,” a source told Reuters. No further details were immediately available.
German coalition sources told Reuters earlier that Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble plans to ban short-selling from midnight.
Economy Minister Rainer Bruederele told Reuters that it was possible the short-selling ban would be quickly enacted.
No other details were immediately available.
Reporting by Holger Hansen, Andreas Rinke and Thorsten Severin; writing by Erik Kirschbaum