German stock trading platform Xetra down, all securities affected

FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Staff

LONDON (Reuters) – Frankfurt-based electronic trading system Xetra was experiencing a “technical issue”, affecting all securities traded on the platform, a Deutsche Boerse spokesman said on Wednesday.

The outage in Xetra, a fully-electronic cash market trading system, is affecting trading in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany and Slovenia.

The Austrian blue-chip index .ATX did not open at the scheduled opening time of 0700 GMT.

Trading volumes on German blue-chip index DAX .GDAXI was stuck at 0.15% of the long-term daily average, while the broader STOXX 600 saw 3% of daily average go through at 0733 GMT, according to Refinitiv data.

“I just can confirm that there is a technical issue on Xetra … we’re currently investigating the failure,” Patrick Kalbhenn, a spokesman for the German stock exchange, said.

The technical snag is a further blow to Deutsche Boerse, which saw one of its longest outages in April when the Frankfurt stock exchange was halted for more than four hours.

The German stock exchange’s cash markets generated a turnover of 159.8 billion euros ($179.5 billion) in May.

($1 = 0.8905 euros)

Reporting by Thyagaraju Adinarayan; Eding by Dhara Ranasinghe and Alison Williams

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