Turnover explosion at Shanghai stock exchange has too many zeros for software

April 20, 2015 10:25 AM

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SHANGHAI, April 20 (Reuters) - China's stock trading fever has made the Shanghai Stock Exchange the world's biggest in terms of turnover, surpassing the New York Stock Exchange, but the explosion in volumes has exceeded the ability of the exchange's software to report it.

The exchange's trading turnover exceeded 1 trillion yuan ($161.28 billion) for the first time on Monday, but the data could not be properly displayed because its software was not designed to report numbers that high.

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