TEL AVIV, Israel, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The TA-25 index increased 2.1% over the week and increased 15.1% since the beginning of the year, after an increase of 10.2% for the whole of 2014.
The TA-100 index increased 2.5% over the week and increased 14.8% 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 week and increased 23.2% since the beginning of the year, after an increase of 0.9% in 2014.
This week 3 new ETNs were issued on consumer stock indices in the US and a new ETN combining 50% Israeli government bond index and 50% US corporate bond index.
Currently there are 621 ETNs traded on the TASE.
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) made a bond offering listed on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange this week amounting to US $0.3 billion, and since the beginning of the year the MoF raised US $2.9 billion.
In 2014 the MoF raised US $14.5 billion in bond offerings on the TASE.
Figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics indicate that the Consumer Price Index increased by 0.3% in March 2015, after decreasing by 1.6% in the first two months of 2015, and after decreasing by 0.2% in 2014.
The Ministry of Finance released figures this week indicating that the budgetary deficit of the Israeli government in March amounted to NIS 1.2 billion.
In the first quarter of 2015 the government had a budgetary surplus of NIS 0.7 billion compared with a budgetary deficit of NIS 0.3 billion in the corresponding quarter last year.
WEEK 2015 TA Tech-Elite 2.0% 19.3% TA Banks -0.7% 7.0% TA Real Estate-15 -1.8% 23.2%
WEEK 2015 Dollar/NIS -0.2% 1.2% Euro/NIS -0.4% -10.7%
Facts & Figures
The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange features in March 2015:
- 470 companies listing equities.
- 616 Exchange Traded Notes.
- 30 Series of government bonds.
- 73 Series of Institutional bonds.
- 601 series of corporate bonds.
- 1,339mutual funds.
- Market Cap. (US$ billions)
- Equities - 217
- Government bonds - 129
- Corporate bonds - 80
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)