Most of the indices on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange ended the trading week, Thursday with slight losses. The TA Composite Index closed at 1,099.00, down .21 percent from Wednesday's close, while the TA 100 declined .18 percent to 1,095.28, including a .16-percent drop to 1,201.28 by the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The stocks outside the TA 100 stood at 1,008.45, down .67 percent.
Leading the gainers was most of the technology index, which rose .88 percent to 322.51, while the biomed issues stood at 965.62, down .48 percent. The real-estate stocks advanced .45 percent to 360.13 while the Maala organization's list of socially-responsible, responsible-growth companies stood at 1,046.83, up .12 percent. The bank index lost two tenths of a percent to 1,147.07 as the financial institutions finished the day at 1,126.98, down .61 percent, reflecting a loss of .69 percent to 1,360.43 by the insurance issues. The communications stocks stood at 688.15, down .76 percent, while the oil and natural-gas index fell .92 percent to 1,233.88.