The TA-25 index increased 2.8% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 9.0%.
The TA-100 index increased 2.7% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 11.3%.
BATM Advanced Communications Shares
The shares of BATM Advanced Communications, Ltd., which is listed on both TASE and the London Stock Exchange, will be included in the TA-Technology and TA BlueTech-50 indices starting on Sunday 20/10/2013.
Three high tech companies- Sunflower, Capital Point and Brainsway - raised US $30 million in public equity offerings this week.
Since the beginning of the year the private sector has raised US. $1.3 billion equity in public offerings, as opposed to US $0.9 billion in the entire 2012 year.
Two companies completed bond offerings for a total of US $0.3 billion this week.
Since the beginning of the year the private sector has raised US $7.8 billion debt capital through bond offerings. Real estate firms have stood out, raising 44% of this sum.
This week the Ministry of Finance (MoF) floated US $0.3 billion government bonds in an offering on the local market.
Since the beginning of 2013 the MoF raised US $14.4 billion in public bond offerings as opposed to US $21.3 billion in 2012.
The Bank of Israel released figures this week indicating that foreign investors liquidated a net US $110 million in share holdings in August 2013, after acquiring a net US $1.3 billion in January-July 2013, and following net purchases of US $410 million in 2012.
In addition, foreign investors liquidated US $420 million in government bond holdings in August, bringing the total sale of bonds since the beginning of 2013 to US $760 million. Net year-to-date sales of MAKAM (T-bills) came to US $310 million.