TEL AVIV, Israel, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The TA-25 index increased 0.5% over the last week, and increased 16.2% 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 13.8% since the beginning of the year, after an increase of 6.7% for the whole of 2014.
The TA-BIOMED index decreased 2.1% this week. Since the beginning of the year the index increased by 5.2%, after an decrease of 33.9% in 2014.
This week there were four bond offerings to the public by the business sector amounting to US$ 1,020 million.
The largest offering was made by Bank Leumi amounting to US$ 745 million.
Since the beginning of the year the business sector raised US$ 9.4 billion through bonds.
This week there were two share offerings to the public by high tech companies on TASE amounting to US$ 1.5 million.
The bio-med company Redhill Biopharma whose shares are traded also on the NASDAQ, raised US$ 40 million this week in a public share offering in US.
Since the beginning of the year, the business sector raised US$ 0.8 billion in shares 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 billion in bond offerings on the TASE.
This week a new ETN was issued on share indices in US (banks and financial sectors). Currently there are 634 ETNs traded on TASE.
Composite State-of-the-Economy Index
The Bank of Israel released figures indicating that the Composite State-of-the Economy Index rose 0.4% in June 2015, slightly higher than its rate of growth in recent months.
The Central Bureau of Statistics released figures indicating that GDP increased by 2% in the first quarter of 2015 (compared with 2.1% in the previous estimate), after an increase of 6.5% and 0.8% in the last quarter and in the third quarter of 2014, respectively.
WEEK 2015 TA Tech-Elite 0.9% 13.6% TA Banks -0.1% 18.2% TA Real Estate-15 -0.8% 13.8%
WEEK 2015 Dollar/NIS 0.8% -1.8% Euro/NIS 1.7% -11.1%
Facts & Figures
The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange features in June 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)