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

NONRESIDENTS

Investments in Israeli shares in Israel and abroad

 

Financial investments in Israel:

Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In February, nonresidents realized a total of about $110 million, net, in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv, in contrast with net investments of about $180 million in January. In contrast, nonresidents made net investments of about $10 million in

makam in February.

In February, there were net realizations of government bonds traded abroad totaling about $190 million, mainly government debentures.

 

Investments in Israeli shares: In February, nonresidents invested about $350 million, net, in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), further to net investments of about $90 million in January. There were also net investments of about $280 million in Israeli shares traded abroad in February.

 

Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In February, nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $670 million. Activity was concentrated in the manufacturing and production, and in the professional, scientific and technical services industry.

 

 

RESIDENTS

Net investments in foreign stocks and bonds

 

Financial investments abroad:

In February, Israeli residents made net investments of about $1.1 billion in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, further to net investments of about $330 million in January.

 

Shares: In February, Israeli residents made net investments of about $620 million in foreign shares traded abroad, mainly net investments of about $360 million by the business sector and about $210 million by households.

 

Bonds: In February, Israeli residents made net investments of about $510 million in foreign bonds traded abroad. There were net investments of about $260 million by households, about $130 million by institutional investors, and about $120 million by the business sector.

 

Direct investment abroad: In February, there were net direct investments abroad by Israeli residents, only through the banking system, of about $140 million, mainly by companies in the financial and insurance activities industry and the real estate industry.

 

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