Tel Aviv stock market dips as trading opens

Trade on the Tel Aviv stock market was marked by sharp declines on Sunday morning with the TA 25 index down by 3.2%, the TA 100 down by 3% and the real estate index down by 5%. Plummets in stock prices are traceable to the "Hefziba" building company crisis and to sharp losses registered on Wall Street over the weekend, Army Radio reported.