Everyone back to work: Bloomberg Professional is back up - at least for most of its customers.
The system went down this morning just as London traders were gearing up for the day's work. The problem, which affected terminals worldwide, effectively brought the sector to halt for at least half of Friday.
Bloomberg has not responded to questions regarding whether there will be any compensation for users, amid claims that it had scuppered deals and postponed a £3bn bill tender being issued by the Treasury today.
A Bloomberg spokesman said: "Significant but not all parts of our network experienced a disruption today. We have restored service to most customers and are making progress in bringing all parts of the network back online. We apologise to our customers."
So that's it - no more drinks in the sun. Time to get back to the office.
When the problem first emerged, it appeared Bloomberg was very much on the back foot.
There is no indication at this point that this is anything other than an internal network issue.— Bloomberg LP (@Bloomberg) April 17, 2015
Bill de Blasio strikes back. #Bloomberg terminals global outage— Stefan Laszlo (@StefLaszlo) April 17, 2015
Bloomberg outage and Reuters facing connectivity issues..Best time for Greece to pull out! #bloomberg— Viraj Desai (@virajdesai3) April 17, 2015
So #Bloomberg down globally, well that’s a first. Early lunch then?— Janne Dammert (@DammertJ) April 17, 2015
'Yep, been down for the last 30 mins. Bloomberg has declared the weekend has started,' S'pore-based #FX head of strategy quips in email— Sri Jegarajah (@cnbcSri) April 17, 2015
Bloomberg terminals down in the City. Was this in the Bank of England stress tests?— Sean Farrington (@seanfarrington) April 17, 2015
If markets move, but there is no Bloomberg Machine operational to report it, does it make a sound?— John Ashbourne (@JohnAshbourne) April 17, 2015