Moscow Exchange experiences derivatives trading interruption

Moscow Exchange, or Moskovskaya Birzha MMVB-RTS PAO (MCX:MOEX), the biggest Russian venue for trading stocks, derivatives and Forex, today experienced another derivatives trading interruption.

Trading in derivatives was halted at 11.20 (Moscow time) today after brokers started noticing problems with access to derivatives trading. Derivatives trading was resumed at 12.15 (Moscow Time).

The causes for the problems are still investigated. MOEX notes that the FX, stock and precious metals markets have been operating normally.

In the fall of last year, the Exchange experienced a set of problems affecting its derivatives market. On October 15, 2015, trading in derivatives was halted for about an hour. Prior to that, on September 21, 2015, derivatives trading on the Exchange was suspended for more than two hours.

For the official announcement from Moscow Exchange on today’s derivatives trading problems, click here.

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