• The MSE Share Index extended yesterday’s positive performance with a rise of a further 0.31% as four equities gained while another three equities closed unchanged. Trading volumes improved noticeably with just over €337,000 worth of shares changing hands. Download a copy of today’s Equity Market Summary.
  • On the bond market, the RF MGS Index leapt marginally upwards to 1,137.271 points (+0.04) as the yield of the 10-year German Bund remained largely flat at the 0.56% level on mixed data. In fact, while manufacturing activity in the eurozone expanded to the strongest level in eight months, inflationary data came in at less than anticipated, namely due to weak energy prices.
  • Bank of Valletta plc was the most actively traded. The share price added a further 0.2% to the €2.375 level across 43,609 shares. Shareholders have until 13 January for the entitlement to the 1 for 12 bonus share.
  • Also in the banking sector, the equity of HSBC Bank Malta plc closed at a 6-week high of €1.80 (+1.1%) across 7,782 shares.
  • The other positive performers of the day were GO plc and Tigne’ Mall plc. The equity of the quad-play telecom operator moved 1% higher to the €3.05 level across 22,267 shares.
  • Likewise, Tigne’ Mall plc advanced by 1.1% to the €0.95 level on encouraging volumes totalling 76,000 shares.
  • Within the same sector, the equities of Malta Properties Company plc (45,321 shares) and Malita Investments plc (54,818 shares) both closed unchanged at the €0.52 and €0.95 levels respectively.
  • Malta International Airport plc maintained the €4.00 level on very low volumes with further demand at the closing level and supply at the €4.05 level.

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