HSBC lifts the MSE Equity Price Index higher
The MSE Equity Price Index opened the week in positive territory as it advanced by 0.17% to a five-week high of 3,667.170 points. The uplift reflects the gain in the share price of HSBC while four other equities closed the day unchanged. Overall trading activity in equities amounted to €0.13 million. Download today’s Equity Market Highlights.
HSBC Bank Malta plc advanced by 2.7% to the €0.75 level across two deals totalling 43,458 shares.
Malta International Airport plc was the most actively traded equity today as it held on to the €6.00 level on a total of 12,000 shares having a market value of €0.07 million.
Also among the large companies by market value, GO plc remained at the €3.02 level albeit on negligible volumes.
GO’s data centre and IT managed services subsidiary – BMIT Technologies plc – traded flat at the €0.48 level across 50,172 shares.
A single deal of 1,200 shares left the share price of PG plc at the €2.20 level.
The RF MGS Index extended its negative streak for the fourth consecutive session as it shed 0.66% to a fresh all-time low of 890.469 points. Sovereign bond yields in the euro area continued to surge amid persistent worries on inflation. In Italy, the 10-year government bond yield rose to a nine-year high of 4.50% following the election victory for the coalition led by the far-right leader Giorgia Meloni. Meanwhile in the UK, the British Pound tumbled to a record low against the US Dollar as markets are anticipating inflation to climb even further following the roll-out of new fiscal stimulus measures.
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