Data Vendors Claim Quake Recovery


The main market data vendors were last week claiming to have recovered from service outages in Asia-Pacific caused by an undersea earthquake off Taiwan on the morning of Dec. 27 that severed undersea fiber-optic cables, leaving traders across the region without phone or internet access.

The quake, which measured 7.1 on the Richter scale, hit all four of the most important cables that run between Asia and the US, making it impossible to trade or transmit market data between these markets.


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