Malta Stock Exchange

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Coordinates: 35°53′42″N 14°30′42″E / 35.89500°N 14.51167°E / 35.89500; 14.51167

Malta Stock Exchange
Borża ta' Malta
Malta - Valletta - Pjazza Kastilja - Borza ta' Malta 01 ies.jpg
Type Securities exchange
Location Valletta, Malta
Coordinates 35°53′42″N 14°30′42″E / 35.89500°N 14.51167°E / 35.89500; 14.51167
Founded January 8, 1992 (1992-01-08)
Currency EUR
Market cap €3 billion
Website www.borzamalta.com.mt

The Malta Stock Exchange (Maltese: Borża ta' Malta), is the stock exchange of the island nation of Malta. Since being set up in 1992, almost €3 billion worth of capital has been raised on the market for the private sector through the issue of corporate bonds and equity while a further €15 billion worth of Government of Malta Paper in the form of stocks and Treasury Bills have been issued and fully taken up.

The investor base is over 75,000 individual investors, which is a significant number given Malta’s economic size (GDP €6,756 million in 2012) and population (417,617 in 2012). The focus of the Malta Stock Exchange is mostly domestic. It has also invested in technology.

History[edit]

Emblem of the Malta Stock Exchange

The exchange was established with the enactment of the Malta Stock Exchange Act in 1990, and commenced its trading operations on 8 January 1992.[1] The Central Bank of Malta was appointed as the supervisor of the Exchange.[2]

In 1999, the Exchange moved into the former Garrison Chapel building in Castille Square, Valletta. It had been built in 1857 and was used as a multi-denominational place of worship until 1950. The former church was then used for entertainment purposes and as a post office, before it was taken over by the Exchange. The building is located close to the Office of the Prime Minister at Auberge de Castille and the Upper Barrakka Gardens.[3]

In 2013, the Exchange achieved Designated Offshore Securities Market status by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission complementing the HM Revenue and Customs recognition that had been obtained from the UK authorities in 2005.

Services[edit]

The Malta Stock Exchange offers the following services:

  • Admittance to listing on the MSE Main list or Alternative Companies List, subject to approval by the Maltese Regulator, the MFSA. Listed instruments have full passporting rights within the EU. Listed companies can their instruments traded on their own national exchange, within the EU, or on the Malta Stock Exchange.
  • Secondary market trading: The Secondary market is mostly domestic, with 12 Maltese Members and 1 International Member trading on the Exchange’s Xetra platform. This platform is operated remotely from the Deutsch Bourse, in Frankfurt, and allows connectivity to the MSE by any of the 4,500+ traders who also connect to the Xetra platform around the world.
  • Central Securities Depository services (CSD): The Depository services are mainly shareholder and bondholder register administration, for public as well as private companies, clearing and settlement processing relating to the trading platform, and custodial services. The CSD also offers registrar services in respect of IPOs.

The Malta Stock Exchange is Malta's national numbering agency, issuing ISINs in respect of all securities issued in Malta.

Membership[edit]

The MSE is a member of:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the MSE". Malta Stock Exchange. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "The History of the Central Bank of Malta". Central Bank of Malta. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Malta Stock Exchange Garrison Chapel Building". Malta Stock Exchange. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 

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