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Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Weekly Review 5 - 9 January

Trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) during the first week of January ended up for most leading TASE indices

TEL AVIV, Israel, January 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

TA-25

The TA-25 index increased 0.1% over the week, bringing year-to-date decrease to 0.4%, after increasing 12% in 2013.

TA-100

The TA-100 index increased 1.0% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 0.9%, after increasing 15% in 2013.

TA Biomed

The TA-Biomed index increased 6.2% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 8.9%, after increasing 30% in 2013.

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Corporate Bonds

This week there was one bond offering by a real estate company of US $ 42 million.

In 2013 the business sector raised US $10.1 billion through bonds. Real estate companies stood out, accounting for 48% of this sum.

Share Offerings

This week there was one share offering of US $11 million.

In 2013 the business sector raised US $1.7 billion through shares in Israel. Real estate companies stood out, accounting for 42% of this sum.

Government Bonds

This week the Ministry of Finance (MoF) made a public bond offering listed on the TASE amounting to US $0.4 billion.

In 2013 the MoF raised US $18.2 in public bond offerings listed on the TASE.

Foreign Investors

The Bank of Israel released figures this week indicating that foreign investors acquired a net US $100 million in TASE-listed shares in November, bringing the total for 2013 to US $1.4 billion.

In addition, foreign investors acquired US $250 million Israel government bonds in November. Since the beginning of 2013 investors liquidated a net US $1.9 billion in government bond holdings (including US $1.5 billion of government bonds reaching maturity) as well as US $310 million (net) MAKAM T-bills listed on the TASE.

Sector Indices

                     WEEK  2014
    TA Bluetech-50   2.9%  3.3%
    TA Banks         -1.1% -2.5%
    TA Real
    Estate-15        0.9%  0.1%


Foreign Exchange

               WEEK   2014
    Dollar/NIS 0.0%   0.9%
    Euro/NIS   -0.3%  0.4%



Facts & Figures

The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange features in December 2013:

  • 508 companies listing equities.
  • 530 Exchange Traded Notes.
  • 33 series of government bonds.
  • 71 Series of Institutional bonds.
  • 651 series of corporate bonds.
  • 1,281 mutual funds.
  • Market Cap. (US$ billions)
    • Equities - 203
    • Government bonds - 139
    • Corporate bonds - 90

AboutTASE

Established in September 1935, the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange is Israel's sole securities exchange, offering an increasingly sophisticated range of products to investors, including equity, corporate bonds, treasury bills and notes, index products and derivatives..

International

In recent years, TASE has enhanced its international presence, signing Memoranda of Understanding with the London Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, NYSE-Euronext the Shanghai Stock Exchange, and Toronto Stock Exchange

For more information please contact:

Idit Yaaron or Orna Goren, TASE, +972(3)5677-405/6

Visit the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange's Website: http://www.tase.co.il

SOURCE Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Ltd

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