The new Australian Securities Exchange website has made a chaotic debut – freezing, crashing and failing to show company announcements – prompting market watchers to vent spleen on social media.
The site has a sleeker look than the old one but has far less at-a-glance market data on its home page, with the standard ASX 200 prices list seemingly axed.
A company spokesman recommended users set up their own personal watchlist instead.
As the trading session opened, the bourse tweeted: “ASX announcements are currently not displaying on the ASX website. All company announcements are available to view via brokers and news agencies.”
“Huge fail for the @ASX,” @eadatt tweeted.
@SmallCapEagle labelled the new website “atrocious” and implored: “Kindly put the old one back.”
“The new website is a disaster! One can no longer easily see that there is a company announcement relevant to a particular security on their watchlist, there are no longer ‘sector comparisons’ on the page of a particular security, the feedback page or investors page won’t open …” @cnboston wrote.
Another user wrote: “Where is the multiple price search on the new website? Can anyone point me in the right direction? Help!”
Shareholder activist Stephen Mayne was also critical.
“The old ASX website had an archive of every listed company announcement back to 1998 – the new version launched over the weekend starts at 2016. Let’s hope they fix this – fast,” he wrote.