The Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority (Finanstilsynet) has asked the Ministry of Finance to adopt regulations, which require banks and insurers not to pay dividends for 2019 until further notice.
The German Constitutional Court was expected to say whether the 2015-2018 public sector purchase program of the European Central Bank was compliant with the German law.
German investment funds association's CEO says "covered short-selling is not speculation."
While he is against the closing of the markets, Robert Ophèle, chairman of the French Financial Markets Authority, identifies to Asset News the hotspots requiring special attention during this period of market stress.
EIOPA is calling for flexibility from national supervisors on reporting deadlines.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) postpones Securities Financing Transactions Reporting obligations (SFTR) from 13 April 2020 until 13 July 2020.
The French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) has no plans to close the financial markets.
Spanish financial watchdog CNMV prohibited all short-selling practices for a month effective 17 March 2020.