October 16, 2019 / 4:36 AM / 2 months ago

Borsa Istanbul imposes short selling ban in top bank shares

ISTANBUL, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Borsa Istanbul said it was temporarily prohibiting short selling in banking shares within the top BIST30 Index, effective from Wednesday, within the scope of a decision taken by its chief executive.

It said the shares affected were those of Akbank, Garanti Bank, Halkbank, Is Bank TSKB, VAKIFBANK and Yapi Kredi Bank . (Reporting by Can Sezer; Editing by Daren Butler)

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