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The TA-25 Index gained 1.4 percent to 1,077.79 in Tel Aviv.
Delek Group Ltd. (DLEKG IT): Isaac Tshuva’s holding company, is in talks with HSBC Holdings Plc and Barclays Plc for a loan of about 1 billion shekels ($267 million) to refinance Tamar gas-field debt and finance new equipment for Tamar, Calcalist reported, without saying where it got the information. A spokesman for Delek declined to comment when contacted by Bloomberg News. Delek shares rose 3.2 percent to 593 shekels.
Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. (HARL IT): The insurer’s subsidiaries and a unit of Elco Holdings Ltd. (ELCO IT) completed the first stage of a three-part transaction to purchase properties in the U.S. Harel increased 2.1 percent to 149.80 shekels. Elco added 0.1 percent to 28.05 shekels.
Melisron Ltd. (MLSR IT): The real-estate development company halted talks to sell a property in Yehud, Israel, to Reit 1 Ltd. (RIT1 IT) and its unit British Israel Investments Ltd. (BRTS IT) halted talks with Reit 1 for the sale of a property in Nahariya. Melisron rose 3,1 percent to 55.89 shekels. Reit 1 jumped 4 percent to 6.304 shekels. British Israel advanced 3.5 percent to 11.70 shekels.