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

 

 
 
NONRESIDENTS
Net investments by nonresidents in government bonds and makam:
 
Financial investments in Israel:
Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In June, nonresidents invested about $40 million, net, in makam, compared with realizations of about $960 in May.  In addition, nonresidents invested about $150 million, net, in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv, mainly in medium to long-term unindexed bonds.
 
Government bonds traded abroad: In June, nonresidents realized about $40 million, net, in government bonds traded abroad, mainly through realizations of short-term bonds.
 
Investments in Israeli shares: In June, nonresidents realized about $30 million, net, in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), further to net realizations of about $110 million in May. 
 
Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In June, nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $600 million. Activity was concentrated in the information and communications industry and in the professional, scientific and technical industry.
 
 
RESIDENTS
Net investments by institutional investors in foreign shares, and net realizations, mainly by the business sector, in foreign bonds
 
Financial investments abroad:
In June, Israeli residents invested about $270 million, net, in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, in contrast to net realizations of about $860 million in May.
 
Shares: In June, Israeli residents invested about $440 million, net, in foreign shares traded abroad: There were net investments of about $570 million by institutional investors, mainly by the new pension funds, provident funds and advanced training funds, in contrast with net realizations of foreign share capital totaling about $120 million in April–May. Those investments were partly offset by net realizations of about $110 million by households and of about $20 million by the business sector.
 
Bonds: In June, Israeli residents realized about $170 million, net, in foreign bonds traded abroad. There were net realizations of about $110 million by the business sector, net realizations of about $40 million by households, and net realizations of about $20 million by institutional investors.
 
Direct investment abroad: In June, Israeli residents made direct investments abroad, only through the banking system, totaling about $90 million net. Most of the investments were by companies in the manufacturing and production industry.