Nonresidents' investments in Israel and Israelis' investments abroad in December 2013
Nonresidents' investments in Israel, and Israelis' investments abroad in December 2013.
Net realization of government bonds in Israel
Bonds and makam: In December, nonresidents realized about $230 million net in government bonds. This follows net investments of about $400 million in October–November. In 2013 as a whole, nonresidents realized a total of about $2.1 billion in government bonds, mainly unindexed bonds with a term to maturity of 3–10 years.
Investments in Israeli shares: In December, nonresidents made net investments of approximately $45 million in shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). In 2013 as a whole, nonresidents made net investments of approximately $1.5 billion in shares in Israel, Mainly in the pharmaceuticals, banking and communications industries - a marked increase over 2012, when net investments totaled only about $410 million. In addition, nonresidents invested about $940 million in Israeli shares traded abroad during 2013.
Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In December, nonresidents' net direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $500 million, with the investments being spread among various industries.
Investments by institutional investors in foreign shares traded abroad
In December, the three sectors—the business sector, households, and institutional investors—made financial investments (bonds and shares) abroad totaling about $810 million combined.
Shares: In December, institutional investors invested about $590 million in shares traded abroad, while households and the business sector invested a total of about $140 million dollars in shares.
In 2013 as a whole, institutional investors made a total of about $3.6 billion in investments in foreign shares traded abroad, while households invested about $2.1 billion and the business sector invested about $1.3 billion.
Bonds: In December, Israeli residents made net investments of about $75 million in bonds traded abroad. Investments of about $200 million by institutional investors and households combined were partially offset by realization of about $125 million by the business sector.
In 2013 as a whole, institutional investors and the business sector each invested about $1.2 billion in bonds traded abroad, while households invested about $750 million.
Direct investments abroad: In December, residents realized about $100 million, net, in direct investments abroad, mainly in one company in the high technology industry.