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

NONRESIDENTS

Net direct investments by nonresidents

 

Financial investments in Israel:

Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In January, nonresidents invested a total of about $180 million, net, in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv, in contrast with net realizations of about $140 million in December. In addition, nonresidents made net investments of about $110 million in

makam in January, following two months of balanced activity.

In January, two series of government bonds traded abroad were issued, totaling about $2.4 billion combined, and there were net realizations of government bonds traded abroad totaling about $400 million.

 

Investments in Israeli shares: In January, nonresidents invested about $90 million, net, in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), in contrast with net realizations of about $780 million in October–December. There were also net investments of about $140 million in Israeli shares traded abroad in January.

 

Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In January, nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $520 million. Activity was concentrated in the hospitality services industry, in the food and dining industry, and in the professional, scientific and technical services industry.

 

 

RESIDENTS

Net realizations of foreign financial securities by institutional investors and net investments in foreign securities by households

 

Financial investments abroad:

In January, Israeli residents made net investments of about $210 million in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, in contrast with net realizations of about $100 million in December.

 

Shares: In January, Israeli residents made net investments of about $40 million in foreign shares traded abroad: There were net investments of about $280 million by households, and about $80 million by the business sector. These were mostly offset by net realizations of about $320 million by institutional investors.

 

Bonds: In January, Israeli residents made net investments of about $170 million in foreign bonds traded abroad. There were net investments of about $210 million by households and about $100 million by the business sector, which were partly offset by net realizations of about $140 million by institutional investors, mainly the new pension funds.

 

Direct investment abroad: In January, there were net direct investments abroad by Israeli residents, only through the banking system, of about $10 million, mainly by companies in the construction industry.​


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