TSE Postponement of Extension of Trading Hours
Tokyo Stock Exchange has decided to postpone the extension of trading hours, which was originally scheduled to start on May 9, 2011. Due to the Great East Japan Earthquake, the power shortage situation is expected to be even more difficult during the summer season. In a series of efforts by the securities industry as a whole to address the issue, the decision was made to postpone the extension.
While we understand that many market-related parties have already begun preparations for the extension, we would appreciate your understanding on the background to the decision and ask for your cooperation in our efforts to reduce power consumption. Besides, the extension of trading hours is planned around this Autumn.