The Australian Stock Exchange Is Down

The Australian Stock Exchange Is Down

“Technical difficulties” have stopped the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) opening for trade today.

“ASX advises that there will be a delay with the opening of the ASX equities market,” the ASX website reads. “We are working to resolve this matter and updates will be provided as they become available”.

Update: The ASX is now trading again.

An ASX spokesperson told Business Insider Australia the issue lies with “a component that allows ASX to manage individual stocks”.

At 11:05 the official ASX Twitter account gave an update into the situation:

But there is still no explanation as to what actually happened.

This story is developing — we will update as we hear more.