03 Feb '12, 4pm

More pressure on TSE after computer glitch

More pressure on TSE after computer glitch

TOKYO: There is growing pressure on the Tokyo Stock Exchange to take measures to prevent a recurrence of the trading glitch on Thursday. The president of the TSE was summoned to the Financial Services Agency on Thursday to explain the system failure, which halted the trading of 241 stocks. The trading glitch could have implications for its proposed merger with the Osaka Securities Exchange. Thursday's computer system problem at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was a shock to the market. Securities firms found that they could not trade in shares of companies that were in the centre of the news. The trading halt affected 241 issues, including shares of key names like Sony, Hitachi and Tokyo Electric Power. It was the first major trading disruption on the world's third-largest exchange since it upgraded its system in early 2010. The system, called Arrowhead, is regarded as one of the...

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