2020.10.02 11:42Nation

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2020.10.02 11:42Nation

TSE Resumes Trading, Nikkei Opens Higher after System Glitch

The Tokyo Stock Exchange resumed stock trading Friday morning after a system glitch halted transactions in all listed stocks for the entire day Thursday, with the key Nikkei average opening higher compared with the level before the trouble.
   The benchmark Nikkei average of 225 selected issues listed on the first section of the TSE touched a high of 23,365.58 at 9:06 a.m., up 180.46 points, or 0.78 pct, from Wednesday's closing.
   The Nikkei got off to a firm start thanks to a stable rise in U.S. equities, with the Dow Jones industrial average and the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index both ending higher the day before on the back of hopes for developments in talks over a new stimulus package by the U.S. government, brokers said.
   According to the TSE, it found a glitch in the system to distribute market information before the exchange's opening bell on Thursday. Transactions of all listed stocks were frozen for the first time since the TSE became a fully computerized exchange in 1999. Stock exchanges in the cities of Sapporo, Nagoya and Fukuoka were also affected by the glitch, as they use the same trading system as the TSE.