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Libra1975 Mon 08-Sep-08 13:24:13

Does anyone know why the London Stock Exchange was down?

abouteve Mon 08-Sep-08 13:25:44

No, what do you mean down? Sorry but I have a vested interest. Do you mean the terrible state of the ftse.

Libra1975 Mon 08-Sep-08 13:29:14

No. Trading was actually halted due to computer glitch
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a8O.zyebMLhY&refer=home

Being a nosey IT geek on maternity leave I was wondering what the computer glitch was. I find if traders are running around with their hands in the air then the IT department are usually having quite an enjoyable day.

Upwind Mon 08-Sep-08 13:32:00

They are blaming it on a computer failure

abouteve Mon 08-Sep-08 13:32:47

Phew, a computer glitch, you got me worried then. I thought there was a major crash.

Libra1975 Mon 08-Sep-08 13:35:13

I know they are blaming it on a computer but lots of things can go wrong with computers and I was just wondering what specifically went wrong! i.e. did the database run out of space?

Upwind Mon 08-Sep-08 14:09:28

This is the biggest trading disruption in eight years - very bad news for the LSE's standing sad

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