TEL AVIV, Israel, January 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
The TA-25 index decreased 2.3% over the last week after an increase of 4% for the whole of 2015.
The TA-100 index decreased 2.3%over the last week, after an increase of 2% for the whole of 2015.
TA Real Estate-15
The TA Real Estate-15 index increased this week by 1.5%, after an increase of 1% in 2015.
The TA-Biomed index decreased this week by 10.1%, after a decrease of 24% in 2015.
This week there were two offerings of shares to the public and one rights issue amounting to US$ 68 million. Most of the amount, US$ 66.5 million, was raised by the real estate company "Airport City", through rights.
It should be noted that in 2015, the business sector raised US$ 1.4 billion through shares on the TASE. About half of the amount was raised by real estate companies.
This week there was one bond offering to the public amounting to US$ 1.3 million.
It should be noted that in 2015, the business sector raised US$ 14.1 billion on the TASE through bonds to the public, and a further US$ 0.6 billion was raised through bonds to institutional investors.
Government Bonds (gross)
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) made one bond offering this week on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, amounting to US$ 0.2 billion.
It should be noted that in 2015, the MoF raised a total of US$ 10 billion in bond offerings on the TASE.
The Bank of Israel released figures this week indicating that in November foreign investors acquired a net US$ 61 million in shares listed on the TASE, with net acquisitions totaling US $1.6 billion since the beginning of 2015.
In addition, in November, foreign investors acquired US$ 140 million in government bonds, with net acquisitions of bonds totaling US$ 740 million since the beginning of 2015.
Foreign investors disposed of US$ 270 million in Israeli T-bills in November, with net disposals totaling US$ 1,030 million since the beginning of 2015.
Growth Rate for 2015 - CBS
The Central Bureau of Statistics released a preliminary estimate for the whole of 2015, according to which GDP increased by 2.3% in 2015, after an increase of 2.6% in 2014 and 3.3% in 2013.
WEEK 2016 TA Tech-Elite -6.2% -6.2% TA Banks -1.9% -1.9% TA Real Estate-15 1.5% 1.5%
WEEK 2016 Dollar/NIS 0.9% 0.9% Euro/NIS 0.6% 0.6%
Facts & Figures
The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange features in December 2015:
- 461 companies listing equities.
- 638 Exchange Traded Notes.
- 32 series of government bonds.
- 61 Series of Institutional bonds.
- 599 series of corporate bonds.
- 1,410 mutual funds.
- Market Cap. (US$ billions)
- Equities - 244
- Government bonds - 129
- Corporate bonds - 82
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.
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:
Orna Goren, TASE, +972-(076)-8160405/6
SOURCE Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE)