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LONDON (Reuters) - Short-selling should be regulated as some practices may create disorderly markets during extreme financial turmoil, a global body of supervisors said on Monday.
Short-selling has been blamed by critics for exacerbating the slide in bank shares during the credit crunch.
And the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) policymakers, who have put forward recommendations to deal with the issue, have pointed to hedge funds as they often use the tactic.
Regulators ponder where next for short selling
Japan, Hong Kong and Korea review stance as IOSCO calls for consistency
Japan is to extend restrictions on short selling until July as the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) calls for a more standardized and consistent approach to short selling around the world.