Nonresidents’ investments in Israel, and Israelis’ investments abroad in July 2017

12/09/2017
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NONRESIDENTS

Net investments in Israeli shares in Tel Aviv and net realizations in makam

 

Financial investments in Israel:

Bonds and makam: In July, nonresidents invested a total of about $150 million, net, in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv, mostly in short term to medium term bonds. In contrast, there were realizations of about $240 million in makam in July, following net realizations of $60 million in June.

In July, there were net investments totaling about $110 million in government bonds traded abroad, further to net investments totaling about $100 million in May-June.

 

Investments in Israeli shares: In July, nonresidents invested a net of about $230 million in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), further to net investments of about $270 million in June. In parallel, there were net investments of about $130 million in Israeli shares traded abroad in July.

 

Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In July, nonresidents' direct investments in Israel via the domestic banking system totaled about $1 billion, mainly investments in companies in the financial activity and insurance industry and in the information and communication industry.

 

 

RESIDENTS

Net investments in foreign stocks and in foreign bonds

 

Financial investments abroad:

In July, Israeli residents invested approximately a net $820 million in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, in contrast to net realizations of about $120 million in May-June.

 

Shares: In July, Israeli residents invested about a net $680 million in foreign shares traded abroad. There were net investments of about $640 million by institutional investors, mainly in mutual funds and shares traded abroad. Likewise, there were net investments of about $230 million by households. These investments were partly offset by net realizations of about $190 million by the business sector.

 

Bonds: In July, Israeli residents invested about a net $140 million in foreign bonds traded abroad. There were net investments of about $180 million by households and net investments of about $20 million by institutional investors. These were partly offset by net realizations totaling about $60 million by the business sector.

 

Direct investment abroad: In July, there were net realizations abroad by Israeli residents, through the banking system alone, of about $190 million, mainly realizations by companies in the professional, information, and technical activity industry.


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