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Morgan Stanley Applauds Cuomo and FSA Actions on Short

Sep 18, 2008

New York —


Morgan Stanley applauds Attorney General Cuomo for taking strong action to root out improper short selling of financial stocks. By initiating a wide-ranging investigation of this manipulative and fraudulent conduct, Attorney General Cuomo is showing decisive leadership in trying to help stabilize the financial markets. We also support his call for the SEC to impose a temporary freeze on short selling of financial stocks, given the extreme and unprecedented movements in the market that are unsupported by the fundamentals of individual stocks.

The FSA has already put in place a freeze on short selling in financial stocks that is designed to protect the integrity of markets in the UK, and we applaud their actions.

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