Nordic and Baltic equity trading halted again by tech glitch


STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Nasdaq’s (NDAQ.O) Nordic and Baltic stock markets were halted by technical problems for a second time on Friday, only minutes after trading resumed following earlier problems.

The equity and equity derivatives markets had reopened at 1200 GMT after a two-hour trading halt that Nasdaq attributed to connectivity issues.

“Due to technical disturbances, Nasdaq Nordic Equity and Nasdaq Nordic Index and Equity Derivatives markets are halted again,” operator Nasdaq said in an emailed statement.

Nasdaq said after the second stoppage that the Stockholm bourse, which had been scheduled to close early ahead of a public holiday, would not reopen on Friday.

The company operates bourses in Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Trading on the Norwegian bourse, which is owned by Euronext (ENX.PA), was not interrupted.

Nasdaq representatives declined to give more detail on the connectivity issues.

Reporting by Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsinki newsrooms; Writing by Anna Ringstrom; Editing by Niklas Pollard and David Goodman

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