Market Report Banks, Partner Lead Gains

The blue chip TA-25 index gained 1.1% Monday , and closed at 1,228.82 points. The broader TA-100 index gained 1.2% to end the day at 1,088.10 points.

Stocks rose strongly on Monday on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange in advance of the announcement of September's inflation rate. After the market closed, the news came that the September consumer price index was unchanged, defying predictions of a sharp )rise.