The ASX trading halt will remain in place for the remainder of the day, with trade expected to return at 10am on Tuesday.
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The ASX trading halt will remain in place for the rest of the day, says the ASX in its latest update to customers.
All trading activities will cease for the remainder of the day and trading is expected to commence tomorrow morning at 10 am AEDT.
The decision came after a tech glitch which started at 10:24 am this morning that caused all trading activities to be halted while the ASX investigated the issue.
What caused the ASX trading halt
Although the ASX has yet to announce the root cause, it appears that the problem occurred after the ASX carried out a “refresh” and “migration” activities for its ‘ASX Trade’ system on Saturday, with go-live scheduled for this morning at 2:25 am.
It is currently unknown whether those activities related to scheduled maintenance or a system upgrade.
In its latest tweet, the ASX says that the “underlying cause of the issue has been identified and a resolution path is in place, allowing trading to commence tomorrow at 10 am AEDT.”
MEDIA ALERT@ASX equity markets will not open for the remainder of today. The underlying cause of the issue has been identified and a resolution path is in place to allow trading to commence tomorrow at 10am. System status updates https://t.co/uhcaPSyh0G More to come.
— ASX 🏛 The heart of Australia’s financial markets (@ASX) November 16, 2020
Today’s glitch today follows a similar problem encountered last month when the ASX launched its new website.
The website crashed on launch day and failed to show company announcements.
These disruptive events have raised the question of market integrity on the part of the ASX and may put the lingering question of the ASX’s monopoly back on the table.
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