Exchange consolidation in Asia making trading technology vulnerable to failure

The derivatives trading halt at the Osaka Securities Exchange (OSE) caused by a system failure in the Nikkei futures and options trading platform, points to the technological challenges brought about by a lack of competition among trading venues in the region, according to a securities broker at the OSE.

The OSE, which merged with the Tokyo Stock Exchange in January 2013, experienced a system outage on March 4 that led to a trading halt in Nikkei futures and options for four hours. Trading

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