Nonresidents' investments in Israel and Israelis' investments abroad in February 2014
Nonresidents’ investment in Israeli shares
Bonds and makam: In February, nonresidents realized about $100 million, net, in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv, compared with net investments of about $30 million in January. Nonresidents realized about $400 million in government bonds traded abroad.
Investments in Israeli shares: In February, nonresidents invested approximately $300 million, net, in shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), mainly in companies in the pharmaceuticals and communications fields. In contrast, nonresidents sold about $150 million in Israeli shares traded abroad.
Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In February, nonresidents' net direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $500 million. The investments were primarily in the high technology industry.
Continued investments by institutional investors and households in foreign securities
In February, the three sectors—the business sector, households, and institutional investors—invested about $1.7 billion, combined, in financial investments (bonds and shares) abroad.
Shares: In February, institutional investors invested about $650 million in shares traded abroad, while households and the business sector each invested about $220 million dollars in shares traded abroad.
Bonds: In February, Israeli residents made net investments of about $640 million in bonds traded abroad—investments of about $400 million by households in parallel with investments of about $230 million by institutional investors. The net activity of the business sector in bonds traded abroad was minor.
Direct investments abroad: In February, residents invested about $60 million, net, in direct investments abroad, distributed among the various industries.