Germany Plans To Tighten Financial Regulations
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
NPR's business news starts with efforts to stabilize European markets.
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MONTAGNE: Even so, across Europe, stock prices are down sharply and the euro also fell to new four-year lows. This came after German market regulators announced a ban on a certain kind of trading. The ban effects so-called naked short-selling in certain investments. Short-selling is betting that the value of investment will drop and naked short-selling is a riskier form of this. German officials say the new rule is aimed at upholding financial stability.
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