In the Press

By Anna Kitanaka and Toshiro Hasegawa
on Oct 01 2014 12:00 AM
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Stock orders amounting to more than the size of Sweden's economy were cancelled in Japan on Wednesday, in what could have turned into one of the biggest trading errors of all time. At 9.25am Tokyo time, orders for shares in 42 companies totaling 67.78 trillion yen ($711 billion) were cancelled, according to data compiled by Bloomberg from the Japan Securities Dealers Association. A representative at the organisation wasn't immediately available to comment. The biggest order was for 1.96 billion shares of Toyota, or 57 per cent of outstanding shares at the world's biggest carmaker, for 12.68 trillion yen through an off-exchange transaction. Toyota declined to comment. Other stocks with scrapped transactions included Honda, Canon, Sony and Nomura Holdings. "Fat finger" trading mistakes occur periodically. In 2009, UBS AG mistakenly ordered 3 trillion yen of Capcom Co. convertible bonds. Still, tWednesday's scrapped trades were of a different magnitude. "I've never heard of orders this big being canceled before," said Ayako Sera, a Tokyo-based market strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Ltd., which oversees about $US474 billion in assets. "There must have been an error." While no harm was done because the orders were cancelled, there should be an explanation to alleviate concerns, Sera said. "It's not rocket science that there was a fat finger here, but it reopens the question about accountability," said Gavin Parry, managing director at Hong Kong-based brokerage Parry International Trading. Off-exchange or over-the-counter trades are conducted directly between two parties without supervision of the sharemarket.

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