TEL AVIV, Israel, November 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) during the first week of November was ended up in most of the leading stock indices;
The giant pharmaceutical company "Mylan" whose shares are traded on the NASDAQ, listed its shares for trading on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange and will be included in the TA-25 index;
The first ETF was launched on the "TA-BIGITech" international index;
Continued offerings in the bond market
The TA-25 index increased 0.5% over the last week and increased 8.0% since the beginning of the year, after an increase of 10.2% for the whole of 2014.
The TA-100 index increased 0.1% over the last week, and increased 6.1% since the beginning of the year, after an increase of 6.7% for the whole of 2014.
TA RealEstate-15 index
The TA RealEstate-15 index decreased this week by 1.6%.
Since the beginning of the year the index rose by 7.6%, after an increase of 0.9% in 2014.
This week there were four bond offerings on the TASE by the business sector, totaling US$ 153 million:
Dor Alon raised US$ 64 million and three real estate companies raised an additional US$ 89 million.
Since the beginning of the year, the business sector raised US$ 13.2 billion through bonds on the TASE.
There was one share offering to the public on the TASE amounting to US$ 0.9 million by the high-tech company Jobookit.
Since the beginning of the year, the business sector has raised US$ 0.9 billion through shares on the 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$ 8.6 billion in bond offerings on the TASE.
The giant pharmaceutical company "Mylan" whose shares are traded on the NASDAQ, made a dual listing and trading in its shares began on November 4. The company's shares are expected to be included in the TA-25 and TA-100 indices.
Currently there are 56 companies traded on the TASE whose shares are traded also in the US or in Europe.
First ETF launched on the "TA-BIGITech" index
This week, "BlueStar" launched in the US ITEQ- the first ETF on the TA-BIGITech index. This is the first ETF tracking the index that includes 65 large technology and biomed companies in Israel or related to Israel, traded on the TASE and on stock exchanges worldwide.
The Central Bureau of Statistics published figures this week indicating that the unemployment rate decreased slightly to 5.1% in September, compared with 5.2% in August and compared with 5.9% on average for 2014.
WEEK 2015 TA Tech-Elite 0.3% 5.6% TA Banks 1.4% 12.2% TA Real Estate-15 -1.6% 7.6%
WEEK 2015 Dollar/NIS 0.5% 0.0% Euro/NIS -0.7% -10.6%
Facts & Figures
The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange features in October 2015:
- 461 companies listing equities.
- 640 Exchange Traded Notes.
- 32 series of government bonds.
- 65 Series of Institutional bonds.
- 597 series of corporate bonds.
- 1,370 mutual funds.
- Market Cap. (US$ billions)
- Equities - 202
- Government bonds - 127
- 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.
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)