Circuit breakers to stem NYSE trading falls


NEW YORK – US regulators have proposed new rules introducing so-called ‘circuit breakers’ to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) designed to prevent future sudden stock falls in the wake of the brief plummeting of Dow Jones index shares on May 6.

If a stock price moves up or down by 10% or more in a five-minute period, the circuit breakers would kick in across US equity markets, immediately pausing trading on the affected stock for the following five minutes.

In such a tense financial atmosphere

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