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Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Weekly Review 2-6 February 2014

Trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) during the first week of February was marked by price gains for most leading TASE indices; Companies continue to raise capital through debt offerings

TEL AVIV, Israel, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

TA-25

The TA-25 index increased 0.6% over the week, bringing year-to-date decrease to 1.6%.

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TA-100

The TA-100 index increased 0.6% over the week, bringing year-to-date decrease to 0.1%.

TA-Oil & Gas

The TA-Oil & Gas index increased 3.0% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 4.0%.

Corporate Bonds

This week there was a bond offering of US $76 million.

Since the beginning of the year the business sector raised US $0.9 billion through bonds.

Government Bonds

This week the Ministry of Finance (MoF) made a public bond offering listed on the TASE amounting to US $0.3 billion.

Since the beginning of the year the MoF raised US $1.7 billion.

Employment

The Central Bureau of Statistics published figures indicating that the unemployment rate for December 2013 rose by 0.2% to 5.8%. The average unemployment rate for the year 2013 decreased to 6.2% as opposed to 6.9% for the year 2012.

Sector Indices

                     WEEK  2014
    TA Bluetech-50   0.2%  2.1%
    TA Banks        -1.6% -6.6%
    TA Real
    Estate-15        1.2%  -1.9%


Foreign Exchange

               WEEK   2014
    Dollar/NIS 1.5%   2.2%
    Euro/NIS   1.2%   0.3%



Facts & Figures

The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange features in January 2014:

  • 495 companies listing equities.
  • 537 Exchange Traded Notes.
  • 34 series of government bonds.
  • 71 Series of Institutional bonds.
  • 606 series of corporate bonds.
  • 1,271 mutual funds.
  • Market Cap. (US$ billions)
    • Equities - 204
    • Government bonds - 137
    • Corporate bonds - 88

About TASE

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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