The Tokyo Stock Exchange will raise the number of daily buy and sell orders it can process to 12 million in May from 9 million at present to keep up with surging growth in individual trading activity, TSE officials said Thursday.

The trouble-plagued bourse will also increase the maximum number of trades its system can execute each day to 7 million from 5 million now, the officials said. The changes will be approved Tuesday at a board meeting.

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