NEW YORK (AP) — Trading was halted on the New York Stock Exchange in the late morning because of a technical issue.

The halt occurred at about 11:30 a.m. Eastern time.

The exchange said in a statement that it was experiencing a "technical issue" that it was working to resolve as quickly as possible.

Before trading was halted, U.S. indexes were lower as investors worried about China's ability to stem a stock market slide.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down more than 200 points.

European markets were broadly higher as talks continue on Greece's debt woes.