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Companies should have action plans to defend against short-seller attacks

There's a limit to what regulations and the disclosure framework can do

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Back in the 1980s and 1990s, short-selling was hugely frowned upon in the local market, to the extent that there were often calls for it to be banned outright.

BACK in the 1980s and 1990s, short-selling was hugely frowned upon in the local market, to the extent that there were often calls for it to be banned outright. Since then, much progress has been made. Regulators here have recognised that while controversial, shorting is nevertheless a valid...

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