August 19, 2019 / 11:56 PM / a month ago

CORRECTED-S.Korea may consider easing share buy-back rules

(Corrects to say S. Korea may consider tightening, not easing, short-selling rules)

SEOUL, Aug 20 (Reuters) - South Korea may consider easing market restrictions, such as those on share buy-backs, while tightening short-selling rules to stabilise local financial markets, Vice Finance Minister Kim Yong-beom said at a scheduled meeting on Tuesday.

Kim also said the authorities would take action to stabilise the foreign exchange market if needed to counter adverse factors such as excessive herd behaviour and sharp reactions to temporary fluctuations. (Reporting by Yuna Park; Writing by Choonsik Yoo; Editing by Sam Holmes)

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