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

14/06/2017
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NONRESIDENTS

Net investments in Israeli shares and net realizations of makam

 

Financial investments in Israel:

Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In April, nonresidents realized a total of about $60 million, net, in makam, further to net realizations of about $100 million in March. In contrast, nonresidents made net investments of about $10 million in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv in April.

In April, there were net investments totaling about $30 million in government bonds traded abroad, in contrast with net realizations totaling about $70 million in March.

 

Investments in Israeli shares: In April, nonresidents made net investments of about $230 million in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), in contrast with net realizations of about $10 million in March. In parallel, there were net investments of about $30 million in Israeli shares traded abroad in April.

 

Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In April, nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the domestic banking system totaled about $580 million. Activity was concentrated in the financial activity and insurance industry.

 

 

RESIDENTS

Net investments in foreign stocks and bonds

 

Financial investments abroad:

In April, Israeli residents made net investments of about $240 million in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, further to net investments of about $1.4 billion in March.

 

Shares: In April, Israeli residents made net investments of about $320 million in foreign shares traded abroad. There were net investments of about $260 million by institutional investors, mainly an investment by the new pension funds, which purchased ETNs traded abroad. In addition, there were net investments by households totaling about $70 million.  These were partly offset by net realizations of about $10 million by the business sector.

 

Bonds: In April, Israeli residents made net realizations of about $80 million in foreign bonds traded abroad. There were net realizations of about $210 million by institutional investors, which were partly offset by net investments totaling about $130 million by households.

 

Direct investment abroad: In April, there were net direct investments abroad by Israeli residents, through the banking system alone, of about $270 million, mainly by companies in the financial services and insurance industry.


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