The NYSE Group, which includes the New York Stock Exchange, has suspended trading in all securities due to technical difficulties, the unit of Intercontinental Exchange Inc (ICE.N) said on Wednesday.
“We will be providing further updates as soon as we can, and are doing our utmost to produce a swift resolution, communicate thoroughly and transparently, and ensure a timely and orderly market reopen,” a spokeswoman for the exchange operator said in a statement.
The New York Stock Exchange said it has temporarily suspended trading in all stocks, without providing further information. The update was issued at 11:32 a.m. New York time.
The halt came amid a broad selloff in shares that was spurred by a deepening decline in China’s stock market. It’s unclear what’s causing the disruption. Representatives of the exchange couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
Meanwhile, trading in shares was continuing on other exchanges, and the S&P 500 and other stock indexes were little changed from where they had been trading before the outage.
A technical glitch was registered ahead of the U.S. stock market’s open but was apparently resolved before shares began trading at 9:30 a.m.