Short selling is allowed again in the Indian stock markets. Sebi today issued a circular allowing short selling, with a securities lending and borrowing mechanism to be put in place. The stock exchanges and depositories will be the implementing agencies, they have been asked to make the necessary amendments in their own statutes, develop and test software for the same. Sebi will notify the date from which short selling is allowed after the agencies confirm their preparedness for the same.
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