Short selling has been temporarily banned on certain French, Belgian, Italian and Spanish stocks by a number of European regulators as markets continue to plummet.
France's Autorite des Marches Financiers, Belgium's Financial Services and Markets Authority and Italy's Commissione Nazionale per le Societa e la Borsa said a temporary short-selling ban would be in place until the end of the Tuesday trading day.
Short selling in 92 French stocks that have experienced significant falls in price has been banned, France's AMF said.
Belgian regulator FSMA banned short selling on the Euronext Brussels stock exchange for 17 stocks.
Consob, the Italian regulator, said it had renewed a ban on short selling in 20 shares. The regulator on March 13 announced a temporary ban on short selling.
Also banning short selling was the Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores, Spain's financial regulator, which said Monday it had decided to ban short selling on stocks for one month. The ban can be extended for additional periods for the next three months and can also be lifted earlier if necessary.