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Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange Bi-Weekly Review: 24 March- 4 April 2013

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

TA-25

The TA-25 index decreased 0.8% over the last two weeks, bringing year-to-date increase to 3.7% .

TA-100

The TA-100 index decreased 0.9% over the last two weeks, bringing year-to-date increase to 4.3%.

 

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Government Bonds

This week the Ministry of Finance (MoF) floated US $0.4 billion government bonds in an offering on the local market.  In the first quarter of 2013 the MoF raised US $5.1 billion in public bond offerings.

BOI Interest Rates

The Bank of Israel left interest rates unchanged, fourth months in a roll at 1.75% per annum.

Unemployment

Figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics indicate that unemployment has risen from 6.5% on January to 6.7% on February 2013.

Sector Indices

                     WEEK  YTD 2013
    TA Bluetech-50   -2.8%  -3.8%
    TA Banks         -0.6%   0.5%
    TA Real
    Estate-15         0.1%   8.5%

Foreign Exchange

                      YTD

               WEEK   2013
    Dollar/NIS -1.0% -2.7%
    Euro/NIS   -2.0% -5.5%

Facts & Figures

The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange features in March 2013:

  • 528 companies listing equities (Ex. ETNs).
  • 445 index-tracking products.
  • 34 series of government bonds.
  • 87 Series of Institutional bonds.
  • 649 series of corporate bonds.
  • 1,299 mutual funds.
  • Market Cap. (US$ billions)
    • Equities - 175
    • Government bonds - 126

Corporate bonds - 101

About TASE

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.

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