Nonresidents’ investments in Israel, and Israelis’ investments abroad in April 2016

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NONRESIDENTS
Net investments by nonresidents in shares, government bonds and makam:
 
Financial investments in Israel:
Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In April, nonresidents invested about $280 million, net, in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv (mainly medium-range unindexed bonds), in contrast with net realizations of about $50 million in March.
Likewise, in April, nonresidents resumed net investments in makam. During the course of the month, there were net investments totaling $85 million, after realizations of about $220 million in March.
In April, there were net investments of $90 million in government bonds traded abroad.
 
Investments in Israeli shares: In April, nonresidents invested about $220 million, net, in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), further to net investments of about $155 million in March. 
 
Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In April, nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $2.1 billion. Activity was concentrated in the manufacturing and production industry.
 
 
RESIDENTS
Net investments by institutional investors in foreign bonds
 
Financial investments abroad:
In April, Israeli residents invested about $350 million, net, in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, in contrast to net realizations of about $1.3 billion in February–March.
 
Shares: In April, Israeli residents realized about $30 million, net, in foreign shares traded abroad: There were net realizations of about $120 million by institutional investors, mainly by the new pension funds, provident funds and advanced training funds. These were partly offset by net investments totaling about $90 million by the business sector.
 
Bonds: In April, Israeli residents investment about $370 million, net, in foreign bonds traded abroad. There were net investments of about $320 million by institutional investors, and net investments of about $50 million in foreign bonds by households.
 
Direct investment abroad: In April, Israeli residents realized direct investments abroad, only through the banking system, totaling about $110 million, net. Most of the realizations were by companies in the administrative and support services industry and in the financial services and insurance industry.
 
 
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