Typing error sends Tel Aviv Stock Exchange plummeting


Stuart Winer
Times of Israel
August 25, 2013

A typing error caused the value of one of Israel’s largest companies to instantly drop over 99% in value Sunday, dragging the Tel Aviv stock exchange down several points before the mistake was discovered and fixed.

The Israel Corporation saw its value plummet by 99.88% in a matter of minutes around noon on Sunday, bringing the TA-25 index down by 2.5% and triggering an automatic fail safe that shut down trading for a short time.

The catastrophic mistake was apparently caused during a transaction by a trader who wanted to sell shares in another company but accidentally entered Israel Corp. shares instead, Globes reported.

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