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

NONRESIDENTS

Net realizations of government bonds and makam

 

Financial investments in Israel:

Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In March, nonresidents realized a total of about $130 million, net, in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv, further to net realizations of about $110 million in February. In addition, nonresidents made net realizations of about $100 million in

makam in March.

In March, there were net realizations of government bonds traded abroad totaling about $70 million, about half of which were in government bonds that reached maturity in March.

 

Investments in Israeli shares: In March, nonresidents realized about $10 million, net, in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), in contrast with net investments of about $350 million in February. In contrast, there were net investments of about $30 million in Israeli shares traded abroad in March.

 

Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In March, nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $420 million. Activity was concentrated in the information and communications industry.

 

 

RESIDENTS

Net investments in foreign stocks and bonds

 

Financial investments abroad:

In March, Israeli residents made net investments of about $1.3 billion in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, further to net investments of about $1.1 billion in February.

 

Shares: In March, Israeli residents made net investments of about $850 million in foreign shares traded abroad. There were net investments of about $730 million by institutional investors, mainly an investment by an insurance company in foreign mutual funds. In addition, there were net investments by the business sector totaling about $150 million.  These were partly offset by net realizations of about $30 million by households.

 

Bonds: In March, Israeli residents made net investments of about $470 million in foreign bonds traded abroad. There were net investments of about $370 million by households, and of about $100 million combined by institutional investors and the business sector.

 

Direct investment abroad: In March, there were net direct investments abroad by Israeli residents, only through the banking system, of about $180 million, mainly by companies in the hospitality, food and dining industry and in the manufacturing and production industry.


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