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

NONRESIDENTS

Net direct investments by nonresidents

 

Financial investments in Israel:

Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In December, nonresidents realized a total of about $140 million, net, in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv, further to net realizations of about $370 million in November. In contrast, nonresidents invested about $130 million, net, in government bonds traded abroad.

In contrast, nonresidents continued their essentially balanced activity in makam in December.

 

Investments in Israeli shares: In December, nonresidents realized about $150 million, net, in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), further to net realizations of about $630 million in October–November. In contrast, there were net investments of about $140 million in Israeli shares traded abroad in December.

 

Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In December, nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $850 million. Activity was concentrated in the manufacturing and production industry.

 

 

RESIDENTS

Net realizations of foreign financial stocks by institutional investors and households

 

Financial investments abroad:

In December, Israeli residents realized about $390 million, net, in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, in contrast with net investments of about $320 million in November.

 

Shares: In December, Israeli residents realized about $360 million, net, in foreign shares traded abroad: There were net realizations of about $2000 million by institutional investors, and of about $160 million by households. Business sector activity in foreign shares in December was balanced.

 

Bonds: In December, Israeli residents realized about $30 million, net, in foreign bonds traded abroad. There were net realizations of about $170 million by institutional investors, mainly the new pension funds, which were partly offset by net investments totaling about $110 million by households and about $30 million by the business sector.

 

Direct investment abroad: In December, there were net realizations of direct investments abroad by Israeli residents, only through the banking system, of about $40 million, mainly realizations by companies in the manufacturing and production industry.

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