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

13/08/2017
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NONRESIDENTS

Net investments in Israeli shares in Tel Aviv and in government bonds

 

Financial investments in Israel:

Bonds and makam: In June, nonresidents invested a total of about $220 million, net, in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv, mostly in medium term to long term bonds. In contrast, there were realizations of about $60 million in makam in June, as opposed to net investments of $570 million in May.

In June, there were net investments totaling about $80 million in government bonds traded abroad, further to net investments totaling about $50 million in April-May.

 

Investments in Israeli shares: In June, nonresidents made net investments of about $270 million in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), further to net investments of about $390 million in April-May. In contrast, there were net realizations of about $20 million in Israeli shares traded abroad in June.

 

Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In June, nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the domestic banking system totaled about $450 million. The activity this month was spread across a range of industries.

 

 

RESIDENTS

Net realizations in foreign stocks and net investment in foreign bonds

 

Financial investments abroad:

In June, Israeli residents realized approximately a net $110 million in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, in contrast to net investments of about $270 million in April-May.

 

Shares: In June, Israeli residents realized about a net $280 million in foreign shares traded abroad. There were net realizations of about $250 million by institutional investors, and mainly realizations of exchange traded funds abroad by pension funds and provident and advanced training funds. Likewise, there were net realizations of about $40 million by the business sector. These realizations were partly offset by net investments of about $10 million by households.

 

Bonds: In June, Israeli residents invested about a net $170 million in foreign bonds traded abroad. There were net investments of about $170 million by households and net investments of about $30 million by the business sector. These were partly offset by net realizations totaling about $30 million by institutional investors, mainly realizations of foreign government bonds by provident funds and advanced training funds.

 

Direct investment abroad: In June, there were net realizations abroad by Israeli residents, through the banking system alone, of about $50 million, mainly realizations by companies in the manufacturing and production industries and the real estate industry.


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