WEEKLY ROUND UP – 27th -30th December 2004

The Malta Stock Exchange Index ends 2004 up 44.4%. Bank of Valletta best performer in 2004 up 83.2%. Local index outperforms major indices. Global Financial Services Group up 13.6% in last week of trading. For the period 27th December-30th December 2004. The Malta Stock Exchange Index was up 1.7% during the final trading week and ended the year up 44.4% having had also an increase of 13.6% in 2003. Bank of Valletta share price was up on the week under review by one cent, with turnover just under one million Maltese Liri. On Tuesday one deal for 200,000 shares was executed at Lm4.45.BOV share price ended the year at Lm4.49 increasing by 83.27% in 2004.BOV was the best performer in 2004.