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SOURCE Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE)
TEL AVIV, Israel, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Trading on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) during the last two weeks was ended down for mostleading TASE indices; Continued offerings in share and bond markets
The TA-25 index decreased 0.6% over the last two weeks, bringing year-to-date increase to 4.7%.
The TA-100 index decreased 1.2% over the last two weeks, bringing year-to-date increase to 3.2%.
The TA-Com index increased 0.8% over the last two weeks, bringing year-to-date increase to 4.5%.
This last two weeks there were 2 rights issues which raised US $9 million.
Since the beginning of the year the business sector raised US $1.6 billion through share offerings, after raising US $1.7 billion for the whole of 2013.
Six companies, including four real estate companies, made bond offerings amounting to US $330 million, led by Israel Aircraft Industries which raised US $135 million.
Since the beginning of the year the business sector raised US $9.1 billion through bond offerings of which US $3.3 billion on the "TACT Institutional" system, after raising US $10.1 billion for the whole of 2013.
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) made public bond offerings listed on the TASE amounting to US $0.8 billion. Since the beginning of the year the MoF raised US $9.7 billion in bond offerings on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, after raising US $18.2 billion for the whole of 2013.
BOI Interest Rate
The Bank of Israel lowered the interest rate, for the second time this year by 0.25% to 0.50%, starting August 2014.
This is a historically low level for the interest rate that occurred also in mid-2009.
Composite State-of-the-Economy Index
The Bank of Israel released figures indicating that the Composite State-of-the-Economy index increased by 0.1% in June, reflecting moderate growth in the economy similar to that of recent months.
2 Weeks YTD 2014 TA Bluetech-50 -3.0% -9.2% TA Banks -0.6% -2.0% TA Real Estate-15 -2.6% -0.5%
2 WEEKS YTD 2014 Dollar/NIS 0.2% -1.2% Euro/NIS -0.9% -4.0%
Facts & Figures
The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange features in June 2014:
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-(3)-5677-405/6
Visit the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange's Website: http://www.tase.co.il
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