Euronext vexed by brief technical glitch
Pan-European exchange Euronext suffered a brief technical glitch this morning (16 April) affecting traders in Netherlands, Belgium, France and Portugal.
Calling it a “critical issue” on its website, Euronext said at 08.57am (CET): “Due to a technical incident, no index levels will be published as from market opening for all indices including AEX, BEL 20, CAC 40 and PSI20.”
The four, in order, refer to the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Portugal.
The effect of this incident meant that some traders were unable to publish index levels and intraday net asset value (iNAV) levels of all Euronext indices and iNAVs at the opening of markets.
The firm didn’t offer any updates or insight about this matter on Twitter, but at 09:55am (CET) it said it had resolved the technical issues.
Once systems were back to normal, trading on all cash and derivatives instruments could start taking place as normal.
As with many glitches around the world (such as banking), Euronext says it is addressing the root cause of this incident and will provide more information as soon as possible. Right now, it doesn’t know what happened.