• The MSE Share Index trended in positive territory for the ninth time in the last ten trading sessions with a further 0.4% increase to 3,970.379 points. Download a copy of today’s Equity Market Summary.
  • Meanwhile, on the bond market, the Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index trended lower for the sixth consecutive session with a further 0.2% drop to a new 13-week low of 1,132.276 points as the benchmark 10-year Eurozone yields continued to trade just below the 0.9% level.
  • Today’s uplift in the local equity benchmark was solely due to the 10.8% jump in the share price of Mapfre Middlesea plc to recapture the €1.85 level for the first time since July 2009 on volumes of 16,110 shares.
  • On the other hand, the share price of HSBC Bank Malta plc eased 0.5% lower to €1.84 on a small trade of 556 shares.
  • Marginal declines were also in the share prices of Malta International Airport plc to €3.37 and Plaza Centres plc to €0.969 across shallow volumes.
  • Meanwhile, no changes in the share price of Bank of Valletta plc at the €2.29 level across four deals totalling just 6,550 shares.
  • Also in the banking sector, FIMBank plc held on to the USD0.465 level across 18,681 shares.
  • Also no changes in the share price of GO plc at the €3.10 level on a single trade of only 3,000 shares.
  • The only other active equity was Grand Harbour Marina plc which also ended this morning’s session unchanged at the €1.89 level after recovering from an intra-day low of €1.84 on total volumes of 20,000 shares.

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