Tuesday, June 28, 2005


A Typo in Taipei

An unfortunate lady in Taiwan is looking for a new job after a mishap at the stockbroking firm which fired her. Her keyboard mis-stroke nearly caused the boss to have a stroke.

One wonders if she had these kind of nails:

Even this ladies' job in Taiwan can't be done with long fingernails.

Somebody's sure to notice this...
Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:42 AM ET

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A Taiwan stock trader mistakenly bought T$7.9 billion ($251 million) worth of shares with a mis-stroke of her computer, meaning her company is looking at a paper loss of more than $12 million and she is looking for a new job.

The trader with Fubon Securities mis-keyed in a small order from Merrill Lynch Monday, creating confusion when many small firms inexplicably surged the 7 percent trading limit.

"Something like this is difficult to explain to superiors," a Fubon executive said Tuesday.

Fubon said that the trader was unfamiliar with new computer systems and would be fired.

"There is a paper loss of more than T$400 million," said the executive.

"However, with a good outlook for stocks in the second half, there are no plans to sell the shares in the near term."

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