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  • The MSE Share Index maintained its recent positive trend with a third successive increase as the local equity benchmark edged a further 0.1% higher during this morning’s session to yet another 2-year high of 3,384.790 points. Download a copy of the Equity Market Summary.
  • On the bond market, the Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index moved marginally higher to 1,019.387 points as Eurozone yields slipped back below the 1.5% level ahead of the monetary policy meetings of the European Central Bank (ECB) tomorrow and the US Federal Reserve today week.
  • Today’s upturn in the local equity index was mainly due to the 1.1% increase in the share price of HSBC Bank Malta plc which regained the €2.69 level on low volumes of 1,500 shares.
  • Shallow activity was evident also in the other positive performing equities with Malita Investments edging minimally higher to close at €0.511 on a single deal of 4,000 shares.
  • Similarly, the equity of Island Hotels Group moved 2.9% higher to recover from its all-time low of €0.52 and recapture the €0.535 level across 1,000 shares.
  • On the other hand, BOV marginally lower to €2.25 across 10,719 shares.
  • Lombard Bank also retreated by 2.9% to end this morning’s session at the €1.70 level on higher volumes of 26,500 shares.
  • GO’s share price also closed in negative territory with a 1.9% drop back to the €1.52 level on volumes of 8,200 shares.
  • The only other active equity today, namely 6pm, ended the session unchanged at the GBP0.60 level on a single trade of 2,900 shares.
  • Shortly after the close of today’s session, MIA announced a 9.8% increase in passenger movements for the month of May. Further details available here.

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