With tensions subsiding over the possibility of a United States attack on Syrian chemical-weapons sites, most of the indices on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange posted moderate gains, Sunday, to end the first day of the trading week. The TA Composite Index closed at 1,117.64, up 1.56 percent from Thursday's close, while the TA 100 climbed 1.6 percent to 1,112.16, including a gain of 1.91 percent to 1,225.80 by the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The stocks outside the TA 100 stood at 1,052.08, up 1.16 percent.
Leading the gainers was the oil and natural-gas index, which jumped 2.49 percent to 1,238.62. The insurance issues finished the day at 1,424.79, up 2.26 percent as the financial institutions advanced 1.94 percent to 1,162.60, including a rise of 1.74 percent to 1,182.76 by the bank stocks. The real-estate index closed at 357.49, up 1.61 percent, and the communications issues gained 1.57 percent to 703.74. Most of the technology stocks stood at 323.35, while the biomed index declined .26 percent to 971.59.