The Australian Stock Exchange Is Down

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"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.

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