Weekly Review: : 30 October-3 November 2011 TASE trading this ended lower for all leading share price indices, similar to the trend in markets around the globe.

• The TA-25 index lost 5.3% over the week and is 16.6% lower than its beginning-of-the-year level, following a 16% increase in 2010.

• The TA-100 index, which retreated 5.2%, is 18.2% lower than at the beginning of the year, following a 15% increase in 2010.

• The TA Banks index stood out this week, falling 9.0% while the TA Real Estate-15 indices and TA BlueTech-50 declined 5.2% and 3.1% respectively.

• The Government of Israel floated government bonds on the local market equaling US $490 million. Since the beginning of the year, the government has raised US $14.2 billion in government bond issues, as opposed to US $15.2 billion in the 2010 calendar year.

• The Central Bureau of Statistics released employment figures indicating that in August unemployment fell to 5.6%, slightly lower than the previous month. This compares with the 2010 unemployment rate of 6.6%.

• The NIS/dollar exchange rate on 3 November came to 3.665, a weekly increase of 1.7% against the shekel, which brings the year-to-date appreciation of the dollar to 3.3%, after depreciating 6% in 2010.

• The NIS/Euro exchange rate on 3 November came to 5.0548 down 1.1% over the week. The Euro has appreciated 6.7% against the NIS since the beginning of the year, after depreciating 12.9% in 2010.