The TA-25 index decreased 1.7% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 1.9%.
The TA-100 index decreased 1.1% over the week, bringing year-to-date increase to 4.7%.
The TA-Com index stood out and increased 6.3% over the week and bringing returns since the beginning of 2013 to 34%.
Internet company, Somoto, completed an IPO on TASE this week, raising US $6 million.
Since the beginning of the year the business sector has raised US $1.1 billion through share offerings, as opposed to US $0.9 billion in 2012.
Two real estate companies raised US $60 million in public bond offerings this week.
Since the beginning of the year the business sector has raised US $5.9 billion through bond offerings. Real estate companies stood out, raising 43% of the total.
This week the Ministry of Finance (MoF) floated US $0.4 billion government bonds in an offering on the local market.
Since the beginning of 2013 the MoF raised US $11.2 billion in public bond offerings as opposed to US $21.3 billion in 2012.
BOI Interest Rates
The Bank of Israel left the August 2013 interest rate unchanged at 1.25%, three months in a row
Figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics indicate that the rate of unemployment in June remained unchanged for the third straight month at 6.9, as opposed to 6.6% in the first quarter of the year.