Nonresidents' investments in Israel and Israelis' investments abroad in August 2013
Sales of Israeli shares and government bonds
Bonds and makam: In August nonresidents sold around $420 million, net, in government bonds traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Preliminary figures for September indicate net redemptions of about $1.5 billion in government bonds that reached maturity (3-year Shahar bonds).
Investments in Israeli shares: In August nonresidents sold approximately $110 million, net, in shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), following net investments of about $1.3 billion in January–July. In contrast, non-residents invested about $400 million in Israeli shares traded abroad.
Preliminary figures for September indicate net investments of about $30 million in TASE-traded shares.
Nonresidents' direct investment: In August nonresidents' net direct investment in Israel totaled about $420 million, which were spread among a large number of companies.
Institutional investors’ sales foreign shares
Shares: In August institutional investors sold about $30 million, net, in shares traded abroad, following net investments of about $1.2 billion in July. In contrast, the business sector made net investments of about $60 million.
Bonds: In August Israeli residents invested about $90 million, net, in bonds traded abroad. Institutional investors invested about $210 million in this channel. These investments were partially offset by net sales by the business sector totaling about $150 million.
Direct investments abroad: In August residents invested about $210 million, net, in direct investment abroad, including an investment of about $250 million by a single Israeli company from the real estate industry.