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

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NONRESIDENTS
Net investments by nonresidents in government bonds and shares traded in Tel Aviv; net realizations of makam:
 
Financial investments in Israel:
Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In July, nonresidents reverted to net realizations, totaling about $180 million, in makam, compared with investments of about $50 in June.  In contrast, nonresidents invested about $220 million, net, in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv in July, mainly in unindexed bonds.
 
Government bonds traded abroad: In July, nonresidents realized about $10 million, net, in government bonds traded abroad, mainly through realizations of long-term bonds.
 
Investments in Israeli shares: In July, nonresidents invested about $120 million, net, in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), in contrast to net realizations of about $130 million in May-June. 
 
Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In July, nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $500 million. Activity was concentrated in the professional, scientific and technical industry and in the information and communications industry.
 
 
RESIDENTS
Net realizations of foreign shares and net investments in foreign bonds by institutional investors
 
Financial investments abroad:
In July, Israeli residents realized about $450 million, net, in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, in contrast with net investments of about $240 million in June.
 
Shares: In July, Israeli residents realized about $670 million, net, in foreign shares traded abroad: There were net realizations of about $720 million by institutional investors, mainly realizations of ETNs by the new pension funds and provident funds, in contrast with net investments in foreign shares totaling about $570 million in June.  There were also net realizations in foreign shares totaling about $80 million by the business sector. Those realizations were partly offset by net investments of about $130 million by households.
 
Bonds: In July, Israeli residents invested about $220 million, net, in foreign bonds traded abroad. There were net investments of about $130 million by institutional investors, net investments of about $50 million by households, and net investments of about $40 million by the business sector.
 
Direct investment abroad: In July, net direct investments abroad buy Israeli residents, only through the banking system, were balanced. Most of the investments were by companies in the manufacturing and production industry, and most of the realizations were by companies in the professional, scientific and technical industry.