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  • The MSE Share Index extended last Friday’s 0.1% uplift with a further 0.5% increase to 4,452.537 points largely due to the rebound in the share prices of HSBC Bank Malta plc and GO plc. Download a copy of today’s Equity Market Summary.
  • On the bond market, the RF MGS Index slipped marginally lower to 1,139.437 points although the benchmark German Bund yield retreated marginally lower to the 0.54% level.
  • HSBC Bank Malta plc advanced by 2.2% to €1.779 across three deals totalling 8,000 shares. Following media reports published this morning, claiming that the Bank received 200 early retirement applications, the Bank clarified that it is still reviewing such applications and no decisions have been taken as yet. The Bank will be making an announcement on the matter with all the relevant facts in due course according to its market listing obligations.
  • Similarly, the equity of GO plc rebounded by 1.7% to regain the €3.00 level albeit on shallow volumes of 3,849 shares.
  • Positive movements were also registered in the share price of FIMBank plc with a 1.6% increase to the USD0.65 level on a single trade of 30,000 shares.
  • The only other positive performing equity was Malta Properties Company plc with a 2% increase to regain the €0.50 level on volumes of 46,000 shares.
  • On the other hand, the share price of Malita Investments plc eased by 0.1% back to the €0.984 level across 10,000 shares. Similarly, the equity of Tigné Mall plc retreated by 1% back to the €0.955 level on volumes of 43,000 shares.
  • RS2 Software plc failed to hold on to its all-time high of €3.175 as it retreated by 0.2% back to the €3.17 level on single trade of 6,000 shares.
  • Similarly, Medserv plc also eased 0.7% lower back to the €2.08 level on volumes of 11,000 shares.
  • Meanwhile, Bank of Valletta plc maintained the €2.33 level after the Bank’s equity managed to rebound from an intra-day low of €2.30 across a total of 10,999 shares.
  • Likewise, Malta International Airport plc held on to last week’s closing price of €3.90 across 6,400 shares. This afternoon, the airport operator announced that it is expecting a record 4.6 million passengers during the whole of 2015 (+7.3% compared to 2014). On the back of this growth, MIA also revealed plans for a €78 million capital investment programme comprising a number of rehabilitation and upgrade initiatives on the airfield side, embellishments and expansion of the terminal building as well as a €40 million business centre (branded SkyParks 2).

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