• The MSE Share Index edged 0.2% higher to 3,238.810 points, largely on the uplift in the share price of MIA which offset the slide in GO’s share price. Download a copy of today’s Equity Market Summary.
  • On the bond market, the Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index edged marginally higher to yet another all-time high of 1,099.533 points as Eurozone yields eased to a new all-time low of just above the 0.63% level. Benchmark yields in Europe remained under pressure as demand for ‘safe-haven’ assets gathered momentum in view of the deflation in France and concerns over Greece and its political scenario.
  • The recently listed 5.1% PTL Holdings plc 2024 bonds which surged by 300 basis points yesterday to 103% continued to trade at this level today with a further €95,600 (nom) changing hands.
  • The equity of Malta International Airport plc recovered yesterday’s €0.08 decline with an equivalent uplift during this morning’s trading session on the Borza to regain the €2.30 level albeit still on shallow volumes of 6,000 shares.
  • On the other hand, the share price of GO plc closed the session minimally lower at €2.50 after only partially recovering from an intra-day low of €2.48 across two deals totalling 4,000 shares.
  • Meanwhile, in the banking sector, Bank of Valletta plc held on to the €2.18 level across 32,258 shares. Similarly, 1,000 shares of HSBC Bank Malta plc traded unchanged at the equity’s 2014 low of €1.90 across a single trade. HSBC announced today that its 2014 annual financial statements will be published on 23 February 2015.
  • The only other active equity today was Medserv plc with 10,500 shares changing hands at the equity’s 2014 high of €1.41, representing no change from the previous closing price.

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