Euronext fixes tech glitch that froze morning trading

The outage hit trading in cash equities, derivative products and commodity futures across Europe

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. A trader works as a screen shows market data behind him at CMC markets in London, Britain, December 11, 2018.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A trader works as a screen shows market data behind him at CMC markets in London, Britain, December 11, 2018.

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LONDON- Exchange operator Euronext said trading would resume on Monday after it fixed a technical glitch that froze all transactions in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris for more than three hours.

The outage hit trading in cash equities, derivative products and commodity futures across Europe. 

"Euronext is preparing for a resumption of all markets but the warrants and certificates one for which investigations continue", the company said on its Twitter page.

The outage followed a severe one on the Tokyo Stock Exchange earlier this month, which brought stock markets in Japan to a complete standstill, in the worst ever outage for the world’s third largest equity market. 

"No one can trade at the moment, everything is on standstill," said Mikael Jacoby, head of continental European equity sales at Oddo Securities in Paris.

The CAC 40 was up 0.8% at 4,976.15 points before the halt. Germany's DAX and London's FTSE 100 have all drifted lower in the last 30 minutes.

(Reporting by Thyagaraju Adinarayan, Julien Ponthus and Danilo Masoni; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne and Mark Potter) ((thyagaraju.adinarayan@tr.com; +44 20 7542 7015; Reuters Messaging: thyagaraju.adinarayan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net; Twitter @thyagu))

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