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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Impact on the timeline for firms’ LIBOR transition

Statement from RFRWG on impact of Coronavirus for firms LIBOR transition plans
Impact on the timeline for firms’ LIBOR transition

Additional primary market measures to aid listed companies

Read our Statement of Policy on measures to assist companies to raise new share capital during the coronavirus situation
Additional primary market measures to aid listed companies

FCA expectations regarding funds in light of coronavirus

We set out our expectations of firms during the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis
FCA expectations regarding funds in light of coronavirus

Delaying annual company accounts during the coronavirus crisis

Read our Statement of Policy on annual company accounts during the coronavirus situation
Delaying annual company accounts during the coronavirus crisis

Announcement of preliminary accounts: technical Q&A for firms

Questions and answers relating to the moratorium on the publication of preliminary financial statements

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Primary Markets

The FCA is the UK’s securities regulator. 

The UK is a global centre for the issuance of securities – tradable financial instruments like shares and bonds.

More on the FCA's primary market functions

Primary Market Bulletin Issue No. 30, 19 August 2020
In this special edition, we publish general news and information, including changes to our Knowledge Base.

Primary Market Bulletin Issue No. 28 - Coronavirus Update (Covid - 19) update, 27 May 2020
Market Watch: market conduct and discipline in the context of Coronavirus, 27 May 2020​​​​​​
Special edition providing key commentary for issuers and market participants in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Short positions daily update

Download the latest spreadsheet of short positions disclosed to us (XLS)

https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/data/short-positions-daily-update.xlsx

Statement on short selling bans and reporting

The SSR provides EU regulators and FCA with power to apply short or long-term bans on short sales in shares, and certain other financial instruments.

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Primary Market Bulletin

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An occasional newsletter for primary market participants.

Primary Market Bulletin

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A newsletter that looks at market conduct and transaction reporting issues.

The effectiveness of primary markets

We have published a discussion paper and a consultation paper as part of our commitment to review the structure of the UK’s primary markets to ensure they continue to serve the needs of issuers and investors.

Availability of information in the IPO process

We are consulting on a package of policy proposals intended to improve the range and quality of information that is available to investors during the UK equity IPO process.