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Moscow Exchange, or Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX:MOEX), the biggest venue for trading shares, derivatives and FX in Russia, today went through another trading outage. This time the issues plagued MOEX’s Equity & Bond Market, with trading interrupted for about an hour.
Trading in shares and bonds was suspended at 14:59 MSK as a result of an outage. At 15:35 MSK the trading system was fixed, and clients were allowed to remove orders. Trading on the market resumed at 15:55 MSK. The FX Market and Derivatives Market were unaffected and operated as usual.
MOEX is still investigating the particular cause for the problems and says details are yet to be unveiled.
Tech issues seem to be persisting at the Exchange. On August 12, 2015, trading on the derivatives market was suspended for nearly half an hour, from 11:23 MSK to 11:50 MSK. On June 29, 2015, transmission of market data was halted for a short time, whereas on June 15, 2015, trading on this market was interrupted for more than two hours.
To view the official announcement by MOEX on the latest problems, click here.