Market Report TA-25 Closes in on Its 2011 Record High

Investors were inspired by a surprise surge in U.S. job growth in October, which drove Wall Street stocks higher on Friday and boosted the dollar.

Tel Aviv shares rose on Sunday in light trading of just NIS 588.3 million, while strong gains by Africa Israel Investments and Partner Communications led the benchmark TA-25 index to within 2% of its all-time record. That index finished 0.2% higher, at 1,113.41 points, closing in on its 2011 peak of 1,338 points. The broader TA-100 index added 0.4%, to 1,191.22 points.