TEL AVIV, Israel, October 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) during the fourth week of October was marked by a mixed trend in all the leading stock indices;
The US biomed company "MannKind", whose shares are traded on NASDAQ, made a dual listing for trading on the TASE;
Continued offerings in the bond market.
The TA-25 index increased 1.8% over the last week and increased 7.4% since the beginning of the year, after an increase of 10.2% for the whole of 2014.
The TA-100 index increased 1.6% over the last week, and increased 5.9% since the beginning of the year, after an increase of 6.7% for the whole of 2014.
The TA RealEstate-15 index decreased 1.8% over the last week and increased 9.4% since the beginning of the year, after an increase of 0.9% for the whole of 2014.
This week there were five bond offerings on the TASE by the business sector, totaling US$ 124 million: Shlomo Holdings raised US$ 59 million and four real estate companies raised an additional US$ 65 million.
Since the beginning of the year, the business sector raised US$ 12.9 billion through bonds on the TASE.
There was one share offering to the public on the TASE amounting to US$ 1.3 million by the high-tech company WhiteSmoke.
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$ 8.4 billion in bond offerings on the TASE.
The US biomed company "MannKind", whose shares are traded on NASDAQ, made a dual listing - trading in its shares began also on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange on October 28. The company's shares are expected to be included in the TA-100, TA Tech-Elite, and TA-Blue Tech indices.
Currently there are 56 companies traded on the TASE whose shares are traded also in the US or in Europe.
BOI Interest Rate
The Bank of Israel left the interest rate unchanged at 0.1% for November 2015.
Composite State-of-the-Economy Index
The Bank of Israel released figures indicating that the Composite State-of-the-Economy Index rose 0.1% in September, lower than the average rate of growth in recent months.
Sector Indices Foreign Exchange WEEK 2015 WEEK 2015 TA Tech-Elite 1.10% 5.30% Dollar/NIS 0.10% -0.20% TA Banks -1.40% 10.70% Euro/NIS -1.10% -9.90% TA Real Estate-15 -1.80% 9.40%
Facts & Figures
The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange features in September 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)