TSE shutdown sparks fury

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Japanese government ministers and bank traders have reacted with fury to the meltdown of the Tokyo Stock Exchange's (TSE) trading system in mid-January – an event that forced the early closure of the exchange for the first time in its history.

The closure has left the TSE's reputation in tatters, and traders warn that the rapid growth in algorithmic trading could force further shutdowns unless trading capacity is dramatically increased.

Following the breakdown, the exchange upgraded capacity

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