JSE trading announcement - Follow up

July 20, 2011


19 July 2011 - The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) reopened its Equities Market at 16:15 today after the exchange had halted the market 34 minutes previously, at 15:41. The market had been halted in order for the exchange’s technology team to isolate the cause of technical issues hampering trade. Following this investigation, external service provider MTN made an adjustment which enabled the equities market to reopen. MTN manages the international links between the JSE and the London Stock Exchange, which operates the JSE’s equities operating platform. A re-opening auction started at 16:05 and the market was re-opened at 16:15.

“Our service providers are working with the exchange to resolve the matter. The JSE apologises for any inconvenience caused to clients,” says head of equities market Leanne Parsons.

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