New York Stock Exchange resumes trading after outage

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The NYSE has halted trading (Source: Getty)

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has resumed trading after an outage lasting over three hours, which it said was due to a technical issue and not a cyber attack.

Trading in all securities on the New York Stock Exchange halted at 11.32am ET (4.30pm BST) today.

"The issue we are experiencing is an internal technical issue and is not the result of a cyber breach," the NYSE said in one of a series of tweets.

"We chose to suspend trading on NYSE to avoid problems arising from our technical issue."

After the outage the NYSE posted a statement on its market status page saying "[The NYSE] has temporarily suspended trading in all symbols. Additional information will follow as soon as possible."

It also took to Twitter assuring traders it was working quickly to resolve the technical issue, and would provide further updates as soon as possible.

Trading in NYSE-listed shares has continued on other indexes such as the NASDAQ, with many markets trading around the same point as they before the outage.

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