Most of the indices on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange opened the trading week, Sunday, with modest losses. The TA Composite Index closed at 1,088.94, down .35 percent, while the TA 100 declined .32 percent to 1,090.65, including a .33-percent drop to 1,225.74 by the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The stocks outside the TA 100 fell .74 percent to 911.50.
The lone positive note was struck by the oil and natural-gas index, which rose .08 percent to 1,157.05. The biomed issues slipped .04 percent to 816.36, while the rest of the technology stocks finished the day at 309.41, down .18 percent. The same percentage loss meant a closing of 1,098.54, including a .17-percent loss to 1,141.18 by the bank index and a .27-percent decline to 1,300.47 by the insurance issues. The real-estate stocks stood at 329.51, down three tenths of a percent, followed by the Ma'ala organization's social responsible companies, which fell .32 percent to 940.96, and the communications index, which closed at 529.78, down .76 percent.