URGENT: Financial regulator mulls asking Tokyo bourse to report on glitch

The Financial Services Agency is considering ordering the Tokyo bourse to report on a system malfunction that caused a suspension of Thursday’s trading, sources close to the matter said.The agency would order the Tokyo Stock Exchange to report on the cause of the system failure and to take preventive measures.Trading of all shares listed on the stock exchange was halted for the entire day due to the glitch, a first for the system since it was computerized in May 1999.

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