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Tokyo trading platform adjusted to rein in sudden stock swings

TSE adapts to the growing presence of high-frequency and index traders

Computer-driven high-frequency trading can swoop in with orders almost instantaneously when stock prices make sudden movements.  (Photo by Yoshiyuki Tamai)

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Stock Exchange will update its trading platform to mitigate wild price swings and to better handle trades made at the closing bell in order to cope with the rise of high-frequency trading and passive index investing.

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