Nonresidents' investments in Israel, and Israelis' investments abroad in April 2015
Nonresidents' investments in Israel, and Israelis' investments abroad in April 2015.
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Investment in Israeli shares and government bonds
Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In April, nonresidents invested about a net $120 million in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv. Nonresidents’ net activity in makam essentially balanced out in April.
There were net investments by nonresidents of about $80 million in government bonds traded abroad.
Investments in Israeli shares: In April, nonresidents invested about $150 million in shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). Similarly, nonresidents invested about $30 million in Israeli shares traded abroad.
Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In April, nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $440 million. Activity was concentrated in the high technology industries.
Net investments by Israeli residents, primarily into foreign bonds
In April, Israeli residents invested about a net $780 million in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad.
Shares: In April, Israeli residents invested about $120 million in foreign shares traded abroad: households invested a net $170 million. Similarly, institutional investors, mainly the old and new pension funds, invested about $40 million. In contrast, the business sector sold about $80 million in April.
Bonds: Israeli residents invested about $670 million, net, in bonds traded abroad—net investments of about $320 million by institutional investors, mainly provident funds and advanced-training funds, about $220 million by households, and about $120 million by the business sector.
Direct investment abroad: Israeli residents made direct investments abroad totaling about $200 million. Most of the investments were by companies in the manufacturing and production industry and financial and insurance activity.
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