TEL AVIV, Israel, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The TA-25 index did not change over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 3.8% .
TA-100The TA-100 index increased 0.2% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 4.5%. TA-Com The TA-Com index of communications companies stood out and increased, 7.6% over the week and bringing returns since the beginning of 2013 to 12.7%. Government Bonds This week the Ministry of Finance (MoF) floated US $0.4 billion government bonds in an offering on the local market. From the beginning of 2013 the MoF raised US $5.4 billion in public bond offerings. Corporate Bonds Two companies raised US $90 million in public bond offerings this week. Since the beginning of the year the business sector raised US $3 billion through bond offerings. Real estate companies stood out, raising 40% of the total. Foreign Investors The Bank of Israel released figures this week indicating that in February foreign investors purchased shares and government bonds on TASE for a net US $220 and $300 million respectively, bringing the total of net investment for the first two months of 2013 to US $560 and $500 million respectively. This follows 2012, in which foreign investors increased net holdings in shares equaling US $410 million and liquidated net holdings of US $230 million in government bonds. Preliminary figures indicate that in March 2013 foreign investors liquidated net holdings of US $360 million in government bonds and US $60 million in shares. Sector Indices
WEEK YTD 2013 TA Bluetech-50 1.4% -2.4% TA Banks 1.0% 1.5% TA Real Estate-15 0.0% 8.4%Foreign Exchange
WEEK YTD 2013 Dollar/NIS -0.1% -2.9% Euro/NIS 1.5% -3.4%Facts & Figures