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  8/23/2012, Elul 5, 5772

Modest Losses for Tel Aviv Stocks in Mixed Trading


The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange finished the trading week, Thursday, with modest losses in mixed trading. The TA Composite Index closed at 976.12, down .48 percent, while the TA 100 declined .52 percent to 984.51, including a .51-percent drop by the Maof 25 most-widely invested issues.

The biomed stocks led the gainers, closing at 712.45, up .48 percent, while the rest of the technology index fell six tenths of a percent to 347.35. The real estate issues rose .32 percent, while the oil and natural gas stocks declined three quarters of a percent to 928.56. The financial institutions finished the day at 757.57, down .79 percent; the bank index falling .85 percent to 854.14, while the insurance issues closed at 725.09, down .94 percent. The communications and media stocks declined .99 percent to 413.38.