• The MSE Share Index dropped 0.2% during this morning’s session to yet another new 8-month low of 3,379.015 points amid shallow trading activity. Download a copy of the Equity Market Summary.
  • On the bond market, the Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index edged 0.1% higher to 1,040.887 points as Eurozone yields fell back to below the 1.35% level on indications that the European Central Bank (ECB) will inject further stimulus during next week’s monthly monetary policy meeting.
  • This afternoon, the Treasury of Malta is expected to publish the offer price of the new fixed-rate Malta Government Stock. A total aggregate amount of €100 million subject to an over-allotment option of up to a further €80 million is being offered across a fixed-rate stock and a floating rate stock. The General Public has the opportunity of applying only in the new 4.3% MGS 2033 (I) in multiples of €100 and up to a maximum of €100,000 (nominal) per application. Subscriptions open on Monday 2 June and close on Wednesday 4 June for the General Public.
  • BOV only partially recovered from an intra-day low of €2.12 to end this morning’s session at the €2.13 level representing a decline of 0.5% from yesterday’s close. Trading activity was weak with only 7,800 shares changing hands.
  • The equity of MaltaPost also closed in negative territory with an 8.9% drop back to the €1.02 level (the equity’s 2014 low) on a single trade of 1,041 shares.
  • On the other hand, the share price of IHI edged 0.1% higher to €0.80 on low volumes of 8,000 shares.
  • Meanwhile, no change was registered in the share price of HSBC at the €2.09 level on just 9,778 shares.

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