20:43 GMT30 October 2020
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    TOKYO (Sputnik) - A technical glitch caused the Tokyo Stock Exchange to halt trade, the Kyodo news agency reported.

    Trading in shares of the largest Japanese companies has been suspended.

    The Nikkei index, which reflects the stock prices of 225 of Japan's leading companies, as well as the Topix index, which shows the stock prices of companies in the prestigious first section, cannot correctly reflect the prices of shares, the agency said.

    Later, the Kyodo news agency reported that trading in all shares will remain halted throughout Thursday.

    The developer of the stock sale system told NHK TV channel that the company was solving the problem, but could not comment on its causes. So far, there are no forecasts on the possible timing of the system's recovery.

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