After 25 years of a trading schedule limited to a three-hour daily time window, the Malta Stock Exchange trading session will be extended by a further three hours.
As a result, as from 18 April 2017, the Market will be in session from 9am to 3.30pm.
This development is one of a number of broad-ranging initiatives which are being implemented by the Malta Stock Exchange as part of its effort to develop a more liquid Market and to promote greater efficiency for all stakeholders operating within the Market. The extension of the trading hours will now bring the Malta Stock Exchange in line with the standards applied by other international markets.
This long awaited initiative is key in promoting the Malta Stock Exchange as an established international market, especially in view of other developments currently being implemented. These include the introduction of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and the admission of international financial instruments to Prospects.