Trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) during the third week of December ended down in share and bond indices; “Frutarom” and “Melisron” entered the TA-25 Index.
The TA-25 index decreased 0.4% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 11.5%
The TA-100 index decreased 0.5% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 8.6%
The TA-Banks index decreased 3.1% over the week, bringing year-to-date decrease to 4.9%
Tel-Bond 20 Index
Trading on bonds market was marked by volatility and ended down.
The Tel-Bond 20 Index which consists of the 20 CPI-linked corporate bonds with the highest market capitalization, decreased this week by 0.5%, and since the beginning of the year the Index increased by 1.1%.
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) made a public bond offering listed on the TASE amounting to US $0.2 billion.
Since the beginning of the year the MoF raised US $14.5 billion in bond offerings on the TASE, after raising US $18.2 billion for the whole of 2013.
TA-25 Index Constituent Changes
Within the framework of TASE’s semi-annual rebalancing of its indices, the shares of “Frutarom” and “Melisron” were added to the TA-25 Index, and the shares of “Partner” and Cellcom” were removed from the Index as of Monday, December 15, 2014.
Figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics indicate that the Consumer Price Index decreased 0.2% in November 2014 and for the total since the beginning of the year, following an increase of 1.8% for the whole of 2013.
TA Bluetech 0.2% -5.1%
TA Banks -3.1% -4.9%
Estate-15 -2.1% 2.5%
Dollar/NIS 0.8% 13.3%
Euro/NIS -0.1% 1.4%
The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange features in November 2014:
- 473 companies listing equities.
- 588 Exchange Traded Notes.
- 31 series of government bonds.
- 74 Series of Institutional bonds.
- 607 series of corporate bonds.
- 1,310 mutual funds.
- Market Cap. (US$ billions)
- Equities – 203
- Government bonds – 129
- Corporate bonds – 82