TEL AVIV, Israel, August 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Trading on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) on the first week of August, was ended up in most of the leading share indices;
The real estate company "Vitania" made an IPO of shares;
Further offerings in the bond market
The TA-25 index increased 0.2% over the last week, and increased 17.2% since the beginning of the year, after an increase of 10.2% for the whole of 2014.
The TA-100 index increased 0.3% over the last week, and increased 15.1% since the beginning of the year, after an increase of 6.7% for the whole of 2014.
The TA-BIOMED index decreased 4.3% this week. Since the beginning of the year the index decreased by 4.6%, after a decrease of 33.9% in 2014.
This week 2 ETNs were issued on share indices overseas. Currently there are 635 ETNs traded on the TASE.
The real estate company Vitania whose bonds are already traded on the TASE, made an IPO of shares and raised US$ 21 million.
The biomed company Insuline issued shares to the public amounting to US$ 1.2 million.
Since the beginning of the year, the business sector raised US$ 0.9 billion in shares on TASE.
This week there were two bond offerings to the public by the business sector amounting to US$ 134 million. Most of the amount, US$ 101 million was raise by Shapir Engineering.
Since the beginning of the year the business sector raised US$ 10.2 billion through bonds on TASE
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) made a bond offering this week listed on the TASE, amounting to US$ 0.2 billion.
Since the beginning of the year, the MoF raised a total of US$ 6.4 billion in bond offerings on TASE.
Dual Listed Company
The biomed company Intec Pharma completed a share offering in the US, amounting to US$ 30 million, and listed them on NASDAQ.
Currently 52 companies are dual listed on TASE and on US or Europe.
The Bank of Israel released figures this week indicating that foreign investors acquired a net US $330 million in TASE listed shares in June, with net acquisitions totaling US $1 billion in the first half of 2015.
In addition, in June, foreign investors acquired a net US $60 million in government bonds, with net acquisitions totaling US $430 million in the first half of 2015.
Foreign investors made disposals of US$ 230 million in Israeli T-bills in June, with net disposals totaling US $510 million in the first half of 2015.
WEEK 2015 TA Tech-Elite 1.2% 12.0% TA Banks 1.7% 20.7% TA Real Estate-15 1.4% 15.9%
WEEK 2015 Dollar/NIS 0.8% -2.0% Euro/NIS 0.5% -12.0%
Facts & Figures
The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange features in July 2015:
- 465 companies listing equities.
- 633 Exchange Traded Notes.
- 32 Series of government bonds.
- 67 Series of Institutional bonds.
- 600 series of corporate bonds.
- 1,372 mutual funds.
- Market Cap. (US$ billions)
- Equities - 238
- Government bonds - 131
- Corporate bonds - 85
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, TASE, +972(076)8160405/6
Visit the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange's Website: http://www.tase.co.il
SOURCE Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE)