“Nasdaq is experiencing connectivity issues, affecting markets in the Nordics and Baltics. As a result, equity and equity derivatives markets have been halted. We are working diligently to resolve the issue.”

Thus read the original information meeting visitors to Nasdaq’s Nordic website.

The trading closure regarded stocks and stock derivatives, and was imposed at 11.03 am after some clients experienced connectivity problems.

By around 12.30 pm this was put more precisely, foreseeing a new opening auction at 12.50 pm followed by continous trading until 2.00 pm – meaning that trading was extended one hour later compared with the 1.00 pm closure originally scheduled with respect to All Saints weekend. But neither did this go as planned; by 1.00 pm the activities were again suspended.