The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has closed early on Monday, after trading lasted less than an hour.
The ASX announced that it would be closing at 3:37pm AEST, amid ongoing technical issues that plagued the exchange throughout the day.
"ASX Trade markets will not re-open for trading for trade date 19 September. Furthermore, there will be no Closing Single Price Auction (CSPA)," the ASX said in a statement.
The closure follows a late start to trading on Monday, with investors not able to buy and sell any stocks until after 11:30am AEST due to a technical fault that affected the management of individual shares.
The ASX advised that there would be a delay with the opening of the ASX equities market at 10:07am AEST Monday morning, with a Twitter post saying updates would be provided as they became available.
Shortly after, it advised that the ASX Equities Market would proceed to pre-open at 11:10am AEST and open at 11:30am AEST.
The exchange then said the market was open for all securities except for those in the range of N-R, the timetable for which then flagged at entering pre-open at 1:00pm AEST for a 1:20pm AEST open.
The market was only fully opened for trading at 1:20pm AEST, before the ASX put trading into a halt again at 2:13pm AEST. The exchange again took to Twitter to advise that the entire Equities Market had been halted until Tuesday, when it is expected to resume as normal from 10:00am AEST through to 4:00pm AEST.