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.