TEL AVIV, Israel, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Trading on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) on the fourth week of July, was marked a mix trend in the leading share indices;
further offerings in the bond market
The TA-25 index increased 0.6% over the last week, and increased 16.9% since the beginning of the year, after an increase of 10.2% for the whole of 2014.
The TA-100 index increased 0.8% over the last week, and increased 14.7% since the beginning of the year, after an increase of 6.7% for the whole of 2014.
The TA-BIOMED index decreased 5.3% this week. Since the beginning of the year the index decreased by 0.3%, after a decrease of 33.9% in 2014.
This week there were three bond offerings to the public on TASE by the business sector amounting to US$ 270 million.
The largest offering was made by Dexia Israel bank amounting to US$ 158 million.
Since the beginning of the year the business sector raised US$ 9.9 billion through bonds on TASE.
The biomed company Pluristem whose shares are traded also on NASDAQ, raised US$ 17 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$ 0.1 billion.
Since the beginning of the year, the MoF raised a total of US$ 6.1 billion in bond offerings on TASE.
BOI Interest Rate
The Bank of Israel left the interest rate unchanged at 0.1% for August 2015.
WEEK 2015 TA Tech-Elite -2.7% 10.6% TA Banks 0.4% 18.7% TA Real Estate-15 0.4% 14.3%
WEEK 2015 Dollar/NIS -1.2% -2.8% Euro/NIS -0.9% -12.3%
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)