• The MSE Share Index trended in negative territory for the third consecutive session with another 0.2% drop to 3,445.155 points as the minimal increase in the share price of HSBC was outweighed by the declines in BOV and GO. Download a copy of the Equity Market Summary.
  • On the bond market, the Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index dropped for the eight successive trading day to a new 3-week low of 1,025.023 points as Eurozone yields continued to trade close to 1.67% with investors cautious ahead of the US Federal Reserve decision on its US$85 billion asset purchase programme later on this afternoon.
  • Trading volumes in Crimsonwing continued to increase with a further 214,200 shares changing hands today helping the equity maintain its all-time high of €0.69 after opening at €0.68. A total of 305,096 Crimsonwing shares (representing 1.1% of the total issued share capital) have been exchanged since last Thursday’s publication of the full-year results for the financial year ended 31 March 2013. The financial statements revealed a record revenue figure of €17.8 million and a pre-tax profit of €0.98 million.  A dividend was re-instated and the equity will trade with the entitlement to the distribution of €0.01 per share until 17 October.
  • Meanwhile BOV eased 0.8% lower to the €2.302 level on volumes of 12,300 shares.
  • On the other hand, the share price of HSBC inched minimally higher to close at the €2.701 level across 6,883 shares.
  • Lombard’s equity held on to the €1.85 level across two deals totalling 2,600 shares.
  • Amongst the large cap equities, GO eased marginally lower to €1.679 across nine trades totalling 20,000 shares.
  • A further 2,000 IHI shares traded unchanged at the €0.89 level.

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