10/1, 7:56 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Nikkei trading halted for rest of day, Australia up

The Tokyo Stock Exchange said on Thursday that trading will be suspended for the rest of the day due to a technical issue, the worst of its kind since the exchange started all-electronic trading 21 years ago. Stock exchanges in China and South Korea are closed for the holidays.

Meanwhile, IHS Markit reported that Japan's factory activity reached a seven-month high.

The S&P/ASX 200 in Australia gained 1.29% at 7:52 am CET. The dollar was 0.07% higher compared to the yen, going for 105.5215 at 7:54 am CET.

Breaking the News / MS