Stocks rally after drop following rumors about PM's health

After an initial drop following rumors Monday that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was due to make a surprise announcement of a health problem, the Tel Aviv 25 (Maof) and Tel Aviv 100 rallied. Approximately half an hour after Olmert and his doctors assured the public that his diagnosis of prostate cancer presented neither a danger to his life nor an obstacle to his fulfilling his duties, the Maof rose 0.36% and the Tel Aviv 100 gained 0.21%.