• The MSE Share Index advanced by 0.3% to 3,308.077 points due to the uplift in the share prices of both GO and HSBC. Meanwhile, all other active equities ended the session unchanged. Download a copy of the Equity Market Summary.
  • On the bond market, the Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index edged marginally higher to reach yet another new all-time high of 1,059.408 points as Eurozone yields slipped back to the 1.169% level on weak data for the region. Inflation remained low at 0.5% even during the month of June which keeps the pressure on the European Central Bank (ECB) to introduce further stimulus measures. 
  • Later on today, Crimsonwing and Middlesea Insurance are expected to publish their full-year results and interim financials respectively.
  • GO‘s share price increase by 2.5% to €2.275 on increased volumes of 39,060 shares across eight deals. The increase in GO’s share price can be attributable to the company announcement issued earlier on during today’s session replicating an announcement made by Forthnet. The Greek telecoms operator confirmed that it received a joint bid from Vodafone Greece and Wind Hellas (which own a combined 39.5% in Forthnet) to acquire all Forthnet shares not held by them at a price ranging from €1.70 to €1.90 per share, including the 44.96% owned by GO’s joint venture, Forgendo.
  • HSBC also ended today’s session in positive price territory, as its price increased by 0.25% to close at the €2.015 level on shallow volumes of 200 shares.
  • Meanwhile, BOV closed the session unchanged at the €2.07 level on activity of 10,426 shares. Likewise, RS2 Software maintained the €2.50 level across 9,000 shares.



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