Stocks lower following Sharon's hospitalization

By SUSAN LERNER
December 19, 2005 11:54

 
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Israeli stocks were mostly lower but losses were modest early Monday as investors reacted cautiously to news that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was hospitalized overnight with a minor stroke. Eighteen of the TA-25's components were moving lower led by declines in Bank Leumi, Bezeq and Africa-Israel. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Bank Hapoalim were the best performers.

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