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How Europe Would Cope With a 3-Hour Stock Exchange Outage: Badly

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What would happen if a major European stock market halted trading for three-and-a-half hours?

The New York Stock Exchange’s outage earlier this week did little to disrupt the trading of U.S. shares. In Europe, however, when a primary market experiences a shutdown, trading in those stocks collapses.