Chinese stocks swing wildly after computer error | AP


BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stock prices swung wildly Friday after a brief trading frenzy blamed on a brokerage’s computer error.

The country’s fifth-largest brokerage, Everbright Securities Ltd., said later it suffered an unspecified problem with a computerized trading system.

Everbright sent 7 billion incorrect purchase orders for shares, according to a government news agency, China News Service.  Everbright asked to have its trades canceled, CNS said. But a statement on the exchange website said any transactions that were completed would be cleared normally.

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