Indonesia halts Merrill Lynch's local stock trading
JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia's securities depository agency has frozen Merrill Lynch Indonesia's stock trading account, following a court order after a legal battle with an investor, a stock exchange official said on Friday.
Mr Samsul Hidayat, a director at the stock exchange, said the exchange had received a letter from the Jakarta high court to suspend Merrill Lynch's account after a dispute between the brokerage and an Indonesian investor.
"We are only following orders from the court," Mr Hidayat said, without naming the nature of the dispute or the company.
The stock exchange and the depository agency will wait for a court decision to reopen the account, he added.