Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Weekly Review: 15-19 June 2014 Trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) during the third week of June ended up for most leading share indices; Continued offerings in the bond market
TEL AVIV, Israel, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The TA-25 index increased 0.5% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 5.7%.
The TA-100 index increased 0.7% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 4.9%.
The TA MidCap-50 decreased 1.9% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 2.4%.
TABlueTech-50 - change in composition and name of the Index
As of June 15, the TA
BlueTech-50 Index includes all stocks included in the TA-Technology Index and the TA-Biomed Index, and is called TA BlueTech Index.
Six companies made bond offerings amounting to US $630 million, including Melisron and Paz Oil that raised US $250 million and US $217 million, respectively.
Since the beginning of the year the business sector raised US $8.1 billion through bond offerings of which US $3.3 billion on the "TACT Institutional" system, after raising US $10.1 billion for the whole of 2013.
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) made a public bond offering listed on the TASE amounting to US $0.4 billion.
Since the beginning of the year the MoF raised US $7.5 billion in bond offerings on the TASE, after raising US $18.2 billion for the whole of 2013.
Figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics indicate that in May 2014 the Consumer Price Index increased 0.1%, for a total decrease of 0.3% since the beginning of 2014, following an increase of 1.8% for the whole of 2013.
The Central Bureau of Statistics released figures indicating that GDP growth came to 2.7% in the first quarter of 2014 on an annual basis, compared with a previous estimate of 2.1%. This follows an increase of 3.2% and 2.0% in the fourth and third quarter of 2013, respectively.
WEEK 2014 TA Bluetech-50 0.3% -3.4% TA Banks 1.0% -0.2% TA Real Estate-15 2.0% 4.9%
WEEK 2014 Dollar/NIS -0.2% -0.7% Euro/NIS 0.2% -1.8%
Facts & Figures
The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange features in May 2014:
- 485 companies listing equities.
- 568 Exchange Traded Notes.
- 34 series of government bonds.
- 78 Series of Institutional bonds.
- 595 series of corporate bonds.
- 1,280 mutual funds.
- Market Cap. (US$ billions)
- Equities - 215
- Government bonds - 143
Corporate bonds - 91
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.
For more information please contact:
Idit Yaaron or Orna Goren,
Visit the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange's Website: http://www.tase.co.il
SOURCE Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Ltd