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  • The marginal decline in the MSE Share Index that took place on Monday was short-lived as the local equity benchmark moved back into positive territory today with an increase of 0.6% to 4,533.344 points as various equities trended higher. Download a copy of today’s Equity Market Summary.
  • Amongst the large equities by market capitalisation, International Hotel Investments plc shares rebounded by 3.9% to €0.639 albeit on a single deal of 500 shares.
  • Similarly, shallow volumes were transacted in GO plc as 2,000 shares traded at the €3.24 level representing a 0.3% increase from the previous close.
  • RS2 Software plc advanced by 1.3% to recapture the €1.62 level across four deals totalling 35,900 shares.
  • MaltaPost plc also trended in positive territory today as the equity regained its all-time high of €2.00 on volumes of just over 35,000 shares.
  • In the property sector, MIDI plc moved 1.5% higher to close at the €0.335 level on a single trade of 5,000 shares. Likewise, a single trade of 3,400 shares of Malita Investments plc was executed at the €0.859 level representing a 1.1% jump from the previous closing price. Malta Properties Company plc also performed positively as the equity regained the €0.60 level (+3.6%) on low volumes of 6,000 shares.
  • Meanwhile, Plaza Centres plc held on to the €1.10 level on activity of 61,500 shares.
  • Similarly, Malta International Airport plc maintained the €4.038 level across 5,490 shares.
  • FIMBank plc also ended this morning’s session unchanged at the USD0.85 level across a single trade of 30,000 shares.
  • On the other hand, the share price of Bank of Valletta plc eased minimally lower back to the €2.279 level across nine deals totalling 27,650 shares.
  • On the bond market, Malta Government Stock prices rebounded strongly following the sharp downturn last Friday and Monday as the Central Bank of Malta sharply raised its bid prices today in line with the downturn in eurozone yields over the past two days. The renewed downturn in yields was likely triggered by data revealing the second consecutive monthly decline in industrial production across the Eurozone. The markets now await the decision by the US Federal Reserve later on today at the end of its two-day monetary policy meeting.

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