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04.10.2010
 
Nonresidents' investments in Israel, and Israelis' investments abroad in August 2010
 
NONRESIDENTS
Nonresidents sold shares and increased their investment in bonds on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE)
Investment in Israeli shares: In August 2010 nonresidents sold a net $90 million of Israeli shares traded on the TASE, and also sold about $110 million of Israeli shares traded abroad.
Bonds: In August nonresidents’ net investment in Israeli government bonds and makam (short-term Bank of Israel bills) traded on the TASE totaled about $280 million.
Nonresidents' direct investment: In August nonresidents invested a net $350 million in Israel via the banks, most of which was in the high-tech and bio-tech industries.
RESIDENTS
Institutional investors increased their investments abroad
Shares: In August 2010 Israelis invested about $400 million net in foreign shares traded abroad: institutional investors increased their investments from $160 million in July to some $270 million in August, with households investing an additional $150 million.
Bonds: Israelis invested a net $270 million of foreign bonds in August 2010, $180 million of which was by institutional investors.
Direct investments abroad: In August Israelis made net direct investments abroad totaling about $126 million.