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



NONRESIDENTS

Net direct investments by nonresidents and maturity of a government bond series traded abroad

 

Financial investments in Israel:

Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In November, nonresidents realized a net total of about $370 million in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv, in contrast with net investments of about $130 million in October.

 

In addition, in November a series of unsecured government bonds traded abroad totaling about $1 billion matured, and there were net investments of about $0.5 billion in government bonds traded abroad. In contrast, there was essentially balanced activity in makam in November, after net realizations of about $90 million in October.

 

Investments in Israeli shares: In November, nonresidents realized about $330 million, net, in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), further to net realizations of about $280 million in October. There were net investments in November of about $290 million in Israeli shares traded abroad.

 

Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In November, nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $1.4 billion. Activity was concentrated in the finance and insurance industry.

 

 

RESIDENTS

Net financial investment in foreign bonds, mainly by households

 

Financial investments abroad:

In November, Israeli residents invested about $320 million, net, in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, in contrast with net realizations of about $130 million in October.

 

Shares: In November, Israeli residents realized about $140 million, net, in foreign shares traded abroad: There were net realizations of about $140 million by the business sector and about $80 million by households. In contrast, there were net investments of $80 million by institutional investors.

 

Bonds: In November, Israeli residents invested about $470 million, net, in foreign bonds traded abroad. There were net investments of about $270 million by households, net investments of about $150 million by institutional investors, mainly by pension funds, and net investments of about $50 million by the business sector.

 

Direct investment abroad: In November, there was net direct investment abroad by Israeli residents, only through the banking system, of about $80 million, mainly investment in the real estate and financial activity and insurance industries.


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