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

 

NONRESIDENTS

Net investments in makam and net realizations in bonds

 

Financial investments in Israel:

Bonds and makam: In August, nonresidents invested a total of about $370 million, net, in makam, in contrast with net realizations totaling about $300 million in June-July. In contrast, there were realizations of about $150 million in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv in August, mainly short-term unindexed bonds.

In August, there were net realizations totaling about $20 million in government bonds traded abroad, mainly a result of the repayment of principle on tradable bonds backed by the US government.

 

Investments in Israeli shares: In August, nonresidents made net investments of about $20 million in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), further to net investments of about $110 million in July. In parallel, there were net investments of about $70 million in Israeli shares traded abroad in August.

 

Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In August, nonresidents' direct investments in Israel via the domestic banking system totaled about $650 million, mainly investments in companies in the manufacturing and production industry and in the information and communications industry.

 

 

RESIDENTS

Net realizations in foreign stocks

 

Financial investments abroad:

In August, Israeli residents realized approximately $1.8 billion, net, in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, in contrast to net investments of about $840 million in July.

 

Shares: In August, Israeli residents realized about $1.7 billion in foreign shares traded abroad. There were net realizations of about $1.5 billion by households as a result of the realization of financial shares of a foreign company in the professional, scientific and technical activities industry. There were also net realizations of about $120 million by institutional investors, and of about $60 million by the business sector.

 

Bonds: In August, Israeli residents realized about $110 million, net, in foreign bonds traded abroad. There were net realizations of about $280 million by institutional investors, mainly by the provident and advanced training funds.  These were partly offset by net investments of about $100 million by the business sector and of about $60 million by households.

 

Direct investment abroad: In August, there were net investments abroad by Israeli residents, through the banking system alone, totaling about $40 million, spread broadly among the industries.​


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