Tokyo Stock Exchange Glitch Brings Trading to a Halt

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The operator of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, says Ah, hardware glitch forced stock trading to come to a halt today, NPR's Anthony Koon reports from soul that it is the worst such failure since computerized trading started on the Tokyo Boars in 1999. The Japan Exchange Group said that equipment that sends out stock prices another trading data failed and backup systems failed to take over. They added that there was no indication of a cyber attack. Regional exchanges in Sapporo, Nagoya and Fukuoka, which used the Tokyo boards were also forced to halt trading the country's second largest exchange in Osaka, which does not use Tokyo system continued trading. Tokyo Exchange is the world's third largest by capitalization in some 3700 companies are listed on the operators say they're aiming to resume trading on Friday.

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