Exchange operator Euronext said trading is set to resume after it fixed a technical glitch that halted all transactions in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris for over three hours.
Euronext halted trading in all its cash and derivatives products due to a technical issue this morning. The outage hit trading in cash equities, derivative products and commodity futures across the operator’s exchanges.
A Euronext spokesperson said the exchange operator was preparing to resume trading across all its markets.
“The route cause has been identified and resolved,” the spokesperson said, adding that the outage had been caused by “a technical issue impacting the middleware system”.
Euronext operates six exchanges across the continent, and operates indexes including France’s blue-chip CAC 40.
The outage follows a severe hardware failure at Tokyo’s stock exchange earlier this month, which saw trading in the world’s third-largest equity market halted for an entire day.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange said this morning that it will draw up new rules for how to restart trading following a system failure after the stoppage on 1 October – the exchange’s worst ever outage.