• The MSE Share Index today edged 0.2% higher on the back of increases in the share prices of HSBC and MIA. Meanwhile, BOV ended the session unchanged. Trading activity dried up during this morning’s session as only €52,000 worth of shares changed hands representing a 7-week low. Download a copy of the Equity Market Summary.
  • On the bond market, the Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index slipped back into negative territory as it marginally retreated to 1,022.784 points in line with the uptick in benchmark Eurozone yields to 1.93% after the Eurostat (EU’s statistics office) explained that the 0.3% expansion of the Eurozone’s gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2013 was due to a rebound in exports as well as spending by households and government.
  • Meanwhile, Medserv recently announced the issuance of €13 million 6% Secured and Guaranteed Notes due 2020/23. Interest is payable twice yearly on 31 March and 30 September. The preplacement will take place on 19 September 2013 and the General Public Offer opens on 23 September 2013. Minimum applications are for €2,000 and in multiples of €100 thereafter.
  • HSBC’s equity recovered some of its recent declines with a 0.4% increase to regain the €2.55 level across four deals totalling 6,760 shares.  
  • Similarly, after trending lower for the past four weeks, the share price of MIA gained 1% at €1.90 level on volumes of just over 6,000 shares.
  • Meanwhile, the only other active equity, BOV, ended this morning’s session unchanged at the €2.352 after recovering from an intra-day low of €2.326 across nine trades totalling 9,980 shares.

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