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Share trading on the London Stock Exchange was halted at the open on Friday with the operator blaming a technical problem.
Dealers were worried that the problem might not be fixed before the release of fourth-quarter gross domestic product figures at 9:30 a.m.
There's no news on how long it's going to be (before they fix the problem) ... let's hope it opens before the GDP numbers," Priest said.
he Office for National Statistics reported today that gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2010, revised down from the previously estimated fall of 0.5 per cent.
Output of the production industries was revised down from 0.9 per cent to 0.7 per cent growth in the latest quarter.
Output in the service industries was revised down to a fall of 0.7 per cent in the latest quarter from a fall of 0.5 per cent reported in the preliminary estimate.
Household expenditure fell 0.1 per cent following a rise of 0.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2010.
Gross fixed capital formation fell 2.5 per cent
In the fourth quarter of 2010 the trade deficit in real terms increased to £10.2 billion from £9.3 billion.
The GDP implied deflator rose by 2.8 per cent compared with the fourth quarter of 2009.
Originally posted by Marulo
I hope it has something to do with the alleged acquisition of stuxnet by some Anon(s) out there.
For example, the Italian Exchange, which owned by the London Stock exchange, halted trading for 'Technical Issues' on Wednesday.