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Continued investment in government bonds
 Bonds and makam: In October 2012, nonresidents invested a net $470 million in government bonds and sold about $170 million net in makam. Preliminary figures for November indicate continued investment by foreign residents in government bonds. Since the beginning of the year, nonresidents have sold about $520 million in government bonds and some $3.5 billion in makam. 


There were investments of about $40 million in government bonds traded abroad in October.
Israeli shares: In October, nonresidents sold a net $40 million in shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), in contrast to net investment of some $490 million in July-September combined. Preliminary figures for November indicate little change, on balance, in TASE-traded shares by nonresidents. There were net sales of about $250 million in Israeli shares traded abroad in October.
Nonresidents' direct investment: In October, nonresidents' net direct investment in Israel via domestic banks totaled about $415 million, most of which was invested in the manufacturing industry.



 Investment in foreign shares by institutional investors

Shares: In October, net investments by Israeli residents in foreign shares traded abroad totaled about $300 million: investments of about $370 million by institutional investors, and about $30 million by households, were partially offset by sales of about $100 million by the business sector.  Since the beginning of the year, Israeli residents have invested about $2.9 billion in foreign shares traded abroad.
Bonds: In October, residents sold a net $60 million in tradable bonds abroad—about $40 million by institutional investors and about $20 million by household investors.
Direct investment abroad: In October, net direct investments abroad totaled some $210 million, mainly concentrated in investments by the insurance and provident fund industry.