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  • During this morning’s trading session, the declines in HSBC, Lombard and Farsons offset most of the other positive performances with the MSE Share Index only rising by 0.1% to 3,417.065 points. Download a copy of today’s Equity Market Summary.
  • On the bond market, the Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index eased 0.1% lower to 1,128.039 points as benchmark Eurozone yields edged higher to regain the 0.35% level. Nonetheless, the attempts and insistence of the new Greek government to renegotiate its existing debt is limiting any upward trend.
  • During this morning’s session the share price of HSBC Bank Malta plc eased by 0.5% to drop back to €2.01 on shallow volumes of 1,866 shares ahead of the 2014 full-year results publication on 23 February. Similarly, the equity of Lombard Bank Malta plc lost 1% to close at the €1.90 level also on low volumes of 6,700 shares. The Bank is scheduled to publish its 2014 full-year results on 9 March.
  • The only other negative performing equity was Simonds Farsons Cisk plc with a 0.3% retreat back to the €3.08 level across 2,828 shares.
  • Most notably, the equity of Malta International Airport plc approached its all-time high as the share price rose by 0.8% to recapture the €2.52 level on a single trade of 5,000 shares. The airport operator is scheduled to publish its 2014 full-year results on 24 February.
  • GO plc moved 1.3% higher to reach the €2.65 level for the first time since late October 2014 albeit on shallow activity of 4,100 shares.
  • In the property segment, Plaza Centres plc jumped by 3.5% to a fresh 2015 high of €0.71 on high volumes of over 62,000 shares.
  • Similarly, Tigné Mall plc edged 0.8% higher to reach a fresh record of €0.67 across four deals totalling 59,100 shares.
  • The only other positive performing equity was MaltaPost plc with a 1.1% increase to a new all-time high of €1.345 across four deals totalling 10,823 shares.
  • Meanwhile, Bank of Valletta plc maintained the €2.08 on strong volumes of 183,054 shares across twenty deals.
  • International Hotel Investments plc and Malita Investments plc also closed the day unchanged. IHI maintained the €0.62 level on just 4,700 shares and Malita held on to the all-time high of €0.72 level across 7,000 shares.

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