SBL Milestones

  • 2017
  • Jul. 23
    QFII restrictions on participants in TWSE SBL system are abolished.
    Press Release
  • Feb. 23
    Daily SBL short selling ceiling is relaxed from 20% of the average trading volume during the previous 30 business days of the underlying stock to 30% of the average trading volume during the previous 30 business days of the underlying stock.
  • Jan. 9
    SBL trading hour is extended from 9:00 to 15:00 to 9:00 to 15:30.
    Press Release
  • 2016
  • Feb.1
    Lendable assets for securities firms to operate SBL is expanded:
    (1)Allow brokers to borrow securities from customers;
    (2)Cancel the client borrowing limits of brokers’ SBL;
    (3)Adjust the eligible securities allowed for brokers’ SBL in line with the TWSE SBL System; and
    (4)Extend the roll-over limit from once to twice for brokers’ SBL.
    Press Release
  • 2015
  • Jun. 1
    Brokers are allowed to negotiate collateral ratio when lending to professional institutional investors.
    Press Release
  • Mar. 30
    Foreign currencies including EUR, JPY, GBP, HKD and AUD are  accepted as SBL cash collateral.
    Press Release
  • 2011
  • Nov. 22
    Daily SBL short selling ceiling is changed from 3% of outstanding shares of the underlying stock to 20% of the average trading volume during the previous 30 business days of the underlying stock.
  • 2006
  • Dec. 11
    Securities firms can apply to conduct SBL business acting as principal over-the-counterly.
  • 2005
  • Jun. 27
    Total short selling volume limit is adopted:
    (1)Daily short selling of borrowed stocks cannot exceed 3% of outstanding shares of the underlying stock;
    (2)Accumulated short selling of borrowed stocks cannot exceed 10% of outstanding shares of the underlying stock; and
    (3)Accumulated short selling borrowed stocks and margin short sales cannot exceed 25% of outstanding shares of the underlying stock.
  • 2003
  • Jun. 30
    TWSE launches a centralized SBL system.

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