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Y2K bug continues to annoy with minor glitches

The Globe and Mail; With files from Reuters and AP.
Wednesday, January 5, 2000

Isolated Y2K glitches continued to spring up in Canada and across the world yesterday, but the millennium bug failed to bite to any significant degree.

In Canada, the Toronto Stock Exchange said its only Y2K problem involved a small number of investors who used Netscape browser software to call up their personal portfolios on the TSE Web site. The year shown on portfolios for some clients appeared as 100, although there was no problem with the trading data or other information on the site, said TSE spokesman Steve Kee.

The exchange fixed the problem by mid-afternoon. Over all, Mr. Kee said, the TSE had a very smooth opening on its first day of trading in 2000.

The new year got off to a rougher start in Mali, a landlocked country in northwestern Africa, where the millennium bug disrupted the railway system. The Malian government said yesterday that a monitoring system had "seized up," but that the rest of the country's infrastructure was working normally.

In Vietnam, telephone switches in the southern province of Ba Ria Vung Tau and the central province of Thua Thien Hue confused the year 2000 with 1900.


-- John Whitley (, January 05, 2000

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