TEL AVIV, Israel, August 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Trading on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) on the second week of August was marked by a mixed trend in the leading share indices;
Further offerings in the bond market
The TA-25 index decreased 0.3% over the last week, and increased 16.8% since the beginning of the year, after an increase of 10.2% for the whole of 2014.
The TA-100 index increased 0.4% over the last week, and increased 15.5% since the beginning of the year, after an increase of 6.7% for the whole of 2014.
TA MidCap-50 index
The TA MidCap-50 index
increased 5.2% over the last week, and increased 22.8% since the beginning of the year, after a decrease of 11.5% for the whole of 2014
This week there were two bond offerings to the public by the business sector: Avrot raised US$ 20 million, and the dual- listed company Optibase, whose shares are traded on the NASDAQ and on the TASE, raised US$16 million in an initial bond offering to the public on the TASE.
Since the beginning of the year the business sector raised US$ 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$ 0.3 billion.
Since the beginning of the year, the MoF raised a total of US$ 6.7 billion in bond offerings on TASE.
This week 2 ETNs were issued on international share indices.
Currently there are 637 ETNs traded on the TASE.
Israel Credit Rating
The international credit rating agency S&P confirmed Israel's A+ credit rating, and outlook rating "Stable".
WEEK 2015 TA Tech-Elite -0.7% 11.2% TA Banks -0.4% 20.3% TA Real Estate-15 2.1% 18.3%
WEEK 2015 Dollar/NIS 0.0% -2.1% Euro/NIS 1.6% -10.5%
Facts & Figures
Facts & Figures
The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange features in July 2015:
- 469 companies listing equities.
- 629 Exchange Traded Notes.
- 31 series of government bonds.
- 72 Series of Institutional bonds.
- 590 series of corporate bonds.
- 1,352 mutual funds.
- Market Cap. (US$ billions)
- Equities - 226
- Government bonds - 130
- Corporate bonds - 83
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)