• Kyodo


Finance Minister Taro Aso said Tuesday the financial authorities will take appropriate steps to prevent a recurrence of the Tokyo Stock Exchange's full-day outage earlier in the month.

The Financial Services Agency plans an on-site inspection of the exchange with an eye on issuing an operation improvement order, sources familiar with the matter have said, after the bourse reported details of the glitch to the watchdog while pledging to launch an overhaul of its trading system and carry out a drill to ensure that a backup system works properly.

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