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June 6, 2013 9:45 am
Trade in several of Europe’s top stock exchanges failed to start on time on Thursday after a technical problem with NYSE Euronext’s systems.
Traders were prevented from placing orders at the regular starting time of 7am GMT in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon. Trading in equities and bonds got under way an hour late at 8am GMT, while trading in warrants and certificates started shortly after.
NYSE Euronext issued an alert a quarter of an hour before the scheduled start of trade, saying pre-market data affecting equities, bonds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) were not updating between 5:15am and 7am GMT.
The statement went on: “NYSE Euronext continued to experience issues and had delayed the opening auction for equities, indices, bonds, ETFs, warrants and certificates and Smartpool stocks [dark pool trading] as part of service restoration activities. This impacted customers globally.”
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