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Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Corporate Fact Sheet March 2014

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --



Fast Facts 

  • Market capitalization (Excluding ETNs): 
    • Equities:US$219 billion;  
    • Bonds:US$227 billion 
  • Daily Turnover Y-T-D (Including off-the-floor transactions): 
  • Equities (Including ETNs):US$370 million; 
  • Government Bonds:US$874 million 
  • Corporate Bonds(Including ETNs): US$251 million 
  • Treasury Bills: US$166 million 
  • TA-25 Index Options: 200 thousands of contracts 
  • 488 equity companies  
  • 51 companies cross-listed abroad 
  • 555 index-tracking products (ETN's) 
  • 33 series of government bonds 
  • 594 series of corporate bonds 
  • 72 series of Institutional bonds 
  • 1,271 mutual funds 

For TASE Monthly Main Indicators 

Israel Key Macroeconomic indicators 

  • GDP per capita:
    2013 Est. - US$ 36,200
  • GDP growth:
    2013- 3.3%, 2014 Est.  - 3.1%
  • Inflation:
    2013 - 1.8%; Jan-Feb 2014 - (0.8%)
  • Bank of Israel interest rate:
    April 2014 -0.75%
  • Surplus in balance of payments
  • Budget deficit:
    2012: 3.9% of GDP, 2013 (Est.) 3.2%

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Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 

Established in September 1953, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) is an efficient one-stop shop for the securities industry, hosting an increasingly sophisticated range of products available to investors, including shares, corporate bonds, treasury bills and bonds, index-tracking products and derivatives. TASE is a fully-automated exchange with a central order book trading system, providing clearing, settlement and depository services.

NEWS 

New Tel Bond Index the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange launched the Tel Bond-Composite Index, which comprises corporate bonds rated BBB and above. The new index is expected to serve as the underlying asset for additional products, which will contribute to the liquidity of the bonds in the index.                                                                      For further information regarding the index, press here

Mission Statement 

TASE will promote Israel's capital market and its listed companies in Israel and abroad, through the provision of the most highly advanced infrastructure for securities trading and clearing, adhering to the highest standards of excellence and guided by principles of market integrity; and will endeavor to position itself and Israel as an international financial center for the listing and trading of technology companies.

Membership 

The TASE is owned by its members, which comprise the Bank of Israel (Israel's central bank), 15 banks and 11 investment houses. The banks are supervised by the Bank of Israel and the investment houses by the TASE. The TASE permits international banks and investment houses that have no permanent representation in Israel to become 'remote members'.

For the TASE Members' list.

Dual Listing 

Companies traded in the USA and on the London Stock Exchange (Main Market) can dual-list their shares on the TASE.  Dual-listing, which does not entail significant costs, imposes no additional regulatory burden and offers continuous trading from 09:45 to 23:00 (Israeli time), for companies listed in the USA.  There are currently 43 companies dually-listed on TASE, as well as 8 companies which are cross-listed on other foreign securities exchanges.

For more information about Dual Listing on TASE.

Globalization 

Israel is classified as a "developed market" by MSCI, FTSE and S&P and is included in the following international indices: MSCI World, MSCI KOKUSAI, MSCI Europe & Middle East, MSCI EAFE, MSCI EASE, the FTSE All World, FTSE Med-100 indices, and S&P Developed BMI.
Trading on TASE is conducted through its members, which include Israeli and international banks and investment houses.

For further information, you are welcome to visit our website at: 

http://www.tase.co.il  or contact the TASE Marketing and Communications Unit at +972-3-5677405/6


SOURCE Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Ltd

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