Monday 17 February, 2020

Jamaica Stock Exchange apologises for 'no market summary'

"There's no market summary today," said the JSE on its Twitter page. 

"It will either be posted later today or early as possible tomorrow morning." said another tweet. 

"Apologies for that we had been experiencing some technical difficulties," another tweet read.

Investors usually can rely on a market summary just minutes following the close of trading, but not Thursday.

A high level trader told Loop News that trading stopped for an hour and then resumed which resulted in the market closing at 2 pm, or an hour later than usual.

The market switched over to the new trading system earlier this week with the brokers cautiously feeling out the new features. 

Thursday's breakdown came as investors were scurrying to buy into Main Event, a highly anticipated entertainment stock that listed on Wednesday.

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