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  • The MSE Share Index ended the last trading session of June in negative territory with a 0.2% drop back to 4,090.619 points as various equities trended lower. Download a copy of today’s Equity Market Summary.
  • On the bond market, the Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index eased 0.8% lower to 1,113.094 points reflecting the uplift in the peripheral yields of Italy and Spain in view of the latest developments across Greece. The Greek government refused a new debt deal offered by its international creditors and is now asking its citizens to approve the debt deal or reject it in a referendum to be held next Sunday 5 July. As Greece is set to default on its €1.6 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Central Bank (ECB) has withdrawn its support to Greek banks forcing the Mediterranean island to impose capital controls and close down its banks and stock exchange for the whole week.
  • Elsewhere, trading in the new 4.5% Izola Bank plc 2025 bonds commences tomorrow.
  • Most notably, the share price of International Hotel Investments plc eased 0.7% back to the €0.87 level across four deals totalling 19,534 shares.
  • Similarly, amongst the large cap equities, Malta International Airport plc shed 0.6% to fall back to the €3.33 level on shallow volumes of 2,490 shares.
  • Low volumes were also transacted in Lombard Bank Malta plc as the equity slipped 1.6% lower back to the €1.821 level on just 1,502 shares.
  • In the property segment, the share price of Plaza Centres plc dropped a further 1.1% back to the €0.97 level on a single trade of 1,000 shares. Likewise, the equity of Tigné Mall plc retreated by 1.2% from its all-time high to €0.85 across 6,000 shares.
  • On the other hand, Bank of Valletta plc edged minimally higher to regain the €2.30 level across twelve deals totalling 18,757 shares.
  • Likewise, the equity of RS2 Software plc edged marginally higher to a new record of €1.974 across nine trades totalling 39,380 shares.
  • The only other positive performing equity was Malita Investments plc with a 1.1% increase to €0.90 on a single trade of 2,000 shares.
  • Meanwhile, HSBC Bank Malta plc held on to the €1.80 level across four deals totalling 18,614 shares. Similarly, Medserv plc maintained its all-time high of €2.355 on volumes of 21,820 shares.
  • Mapfre Middlesea plc also closed the day unchanged at the €1.825 level on a single trade of just 2,000 shares.

 

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