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3 Defining Market Abuse

From: Market Abuse Regulation (3rd Edition)

Edward J Swan, John Virgo

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 March 2024

Misleading impressions — Misuse of information — Misleading statements — Market abuse

This chapter focuses on the issue of market abuse, covering the genesis of market abuse, defining ‘behaviour’, and the scope of UK market abuse regulation. The types of behaviour which can constitute market abuse include directly or indirectly: using information not publicly available that is likely to have a significant effect on prices of financial instruments (or related derivatives) to the advantage of oneself or to the advantage of others; transactions or orders which give or are likely to give false or misleading signals about supply, demand or price of financial instruments, or which move such prices to artificial levels, or which employ any form of deception or contrivance; and disseminating information giving or likely to give false or misleading signals as to financial instruments.

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