Italy regulator bans short-selling of Finmeccanica shares

Published February 12, 2013

| Reuters

Italy's market watchdog Consob said on Tuesday it had banned short selling on shares of defense group Finmeccanica on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Earlier on Tuesday Italian police arrested the head of Finmeccanica in a corruption probe centered on the sale of helicopters to the Indian government.

(Reporting By Stephen Jewkes)

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