• Bloomberg


The Tokyo Stock Exchange halted trading of Topix index futures Friday because of computer problems.

Transactions on contracts expiring in March stopped at 10:59 a.m., the bourse said. Normal trading hours are 9 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:10 p.m. Monday to Friday, with about ¥650 billion in securities changing hands each day.

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