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        12/19/2013, Tevet 16, 5774

      Tel Aviv Stocks End Week on Positive Note


      The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange ended the trading week, Thursday, with modest gains in mixed trading. The TA Composite Index closed at 1,195.54, up .05 percent, while the TA 100 rose .02 percent to 1,195.46, reflecting a drop of .15 percent to 1,323.04 by the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The stocks outside the TA 100 stood at 1,010.94, up .67 percent

      Leading the gainers was most of the technology index, which advanced .92 percent to 333.68, while the biomed issues closed at 1,012.58, up .85 percent. The insurance stocks rose .72 percent to 1,506.57 as the financial institutions finished the day at 1,255.46, down .11 percent, reflecting a loss of .27 percent to 1,298.69 by the bank index. The Maala organization's list of socially responsible sustained-growth issues stood at 1,129.09, up .43 percent and the communications stocks gained .32 percent to 762.65. The real-estate index closed at 371.30, down .31 percent, while the oil and natural-gas index fell 1.22 percent to 1,234.24.