Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Weekly Review 13 - 17 October 2013 Trading on TASE during the third week of October was marked by mixed trend in trading

TEL AVIV, Israel, October 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

TA-25

The TA-25 index increased 0.3% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 9.4%.

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TA-100

The TA-100 index increased 0.4% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 11.7%.

TA-Biomes

The TA-Biomed index increased 5.0% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 40.3%.

TA-Oil & Gas

The TA-Oil & Gas index decreased 6.3% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 7.1%.

Corporate Bonds

This week a total of US $8 million was raised in public corporate bond offerings.

Since the beginning of the year the private sector has raised US $7.8 billion debt in corporate bond offerings, as opposed to US $10.3 for the entire 2012 year. Real estate companies stand out, accounting for 44% of the total raised.

Government  Bonds

The Ministry of Finance floated US $0.4 billion government bonds this week.

Since the beginning of the year, US $14.8 billion has been raised in government bond auctions, as opposed to US $21.3 billion during the entire 2012 year.

Consumer Price Index

Figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics indicate that the September Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained unchanged. Since the beginning of the year the CPI has risen 1.8%, slightly more than its increase in the entire 2012 year.

Growth Rate

The Central Bureau of Statistics released estimates this week projecting that the 2013 growth rate is anticipated to come to 3.4%, similar to that of 2012 and in contrast to the 4.6% growth rate recorded in 2011.

Sector Indices

                     WEEK   YTD
    TA Bluetech-50   2.5%  9.8%
    TA Banks         0%    9.1%
    TA Real
    Estate-15        -0.8% 20.6%


Foreign Exchange

                WEEK   YTD
    Dollar/NIS - 0.3% -5.3%
    Euro/NIS    0.2%  -2.0%



Facts & Figures

The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange features in September 2013:

  • 514 companies listing equities (Ex. ETNs).
  • 476 index-tracking products.
  • 33 series of government bonds.
  • 74 Series of Institutional bonds.
  • 615 series of corporate bonds.
  • 1,242 mutual funds.
  • Market Cap. (US$ billions)
    • Equities - 184
    • Government bonds - 134
    • Corporate bonds - 89

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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