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Japan stock markets brought to standstill by worst-ever outage

Tokyo Stock Exchange loses entire trading day as regional bourses also hit

Detail of a stock quotation board after the Tokyo Stock Exchange temporarily suspended all trading due to system problems in Tokyo on Oct. 1.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Stock Exchange was forced to abandon trading on Thursday due to a technical malfunction, halting activity on Japan's main stock market for an entire day for the first time.

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