By Mia Lamar
German exchange operator Deutsche Boerse AG's (DB1.XE, DBOEF) Eurex Exchange arm reopened trading early Monday after a brief halt to certain trading earlier in the session.
At roughly 0642 GMT, Eurex posted a note on its website saying that it had halted trading on its New Trading Architecture platform--a new electronic trading platform that was introduced by the firm in December--in order to avoid a threat to the functioning of exchange trading.
The halted trading announcement came roughly 12 minutes after an earlier posting said there were technical problems at the exchange.
Trading in all Eurex products was restarted at roughly 0720 GMT, according to the company's website.
Eurex's largest business is currently tied to European interest rates and equity indexes, a portfolio the firm has looked to broaden with energy and commodities offerings taking advantage of regulatory changes pushing more trading toward exchanges.
The incident is the latest snag to hit an exchange operator in the past week. A technical glitch knocked out trading in all Nasdaq Stock Market securities for three hours Thursday in the afternoon of the U.S. session, just days after Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) flooded U.S. stock-options markets with erroneous orders, most of which were later canceled.
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