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Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Weekly Review: 24-28 August 2014

Trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) during the fourth week of August ended up for all leading share indices; Continued offerings in equity market

TEL AVIV, Israel, August 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --


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TA-25  

The TA-25 index increased 1.8% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 5.6%.

TA-100  

The TA-100 index increased 1.9% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 4.7%.

TA-Com 

The TA-Com index increased 4.9% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 8.6%.

Convertible bonds and shares 

This week there were two share offerings and one rights issue, in which three high-tech companies raised US $15 million. Most of the amount, US $9 million, was raised by Procognia in a convertible bond offering.

Since the beginning of 2014 the business sector raised US $1.6 billion through share offerings on the TASE, after raising US $1.7 billion for the whole of 2013.

Government Bonds 

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) did not make any bond offering listed on the TASE this week.

Since the beginning of the year the MoF raised US $10.9 billion in bond offerings on the TASE, after raising US $18.2 billion for the whole of 2013.

BOI Interest Rate  

The Bank of Israel lowered the interest rate by 0.25% for September 2014, for the third time this year, to an historic low rate of 0.25%.

Composite State-of-the-Economy Index  

The Bank of Israel released figures indicating that the Composite State-of-the-Economy index was unchanged in July.

The deterioration in the development of the Index relative to previous months, in which the Index rose at a rate of 0.1%-0.2% per month, reflects some of the economic repercussions of the security situation in Southern Israel.

Unemployment  

The Central Bureau of Statistics released figures indicating the unemployment rate decreased in July to 6.2%, compared with 6.5% in the previous month and an average of 6.3% for 2013.

Sector Indices



                     Week    2014
    TA Bluetech-50   3.0%   -7.6%
    TA Banks         2.0%   -0.1%
    TA Real
    Estate-15        2.5%    2.6%

Foreign Exchange


                    WEEK     2014
    Dollar/NIS      1.2%     2.6%
    Euro/NIS        0.4%    -1.8%

Facts & Figures 

The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange features in July 2014:

475 companies listing equities.
591 Exchange Traded Notes.
34 series of government bonds.
74 Series of Institutional bonds.
595 series of corporate bonds.
1,287 mutual funds.
Market Cap. (US$ billions)
            Equities         - 218
            Government bonds - 147
            Corporate bonds  -  92

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.

 

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

For more information please contact: Idit Yaaron or Orna Goren, TASE, +972(076)8160405/6


SOURCE Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE)

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