Nonresidents' investments in Israel, and Israelis' investments abroad in February 2015
Nonresidents' investments in Israel, and Israelis' investments abroad in February 2015.
Investment by nonresidents in Israeli shares and government bonds, realizations of makam
Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In February, nonresidents invested about a net $200 million in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv. In contrast, nonresidents redeemed about $250 million in makam in February.
There were net investments by nonresidents of about $140 million in government bonds traded abroad.
Investments in Israeli shares: In February, nonresidents invested about $150 million in shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). In contrast, nonresidents sold about $50 million in Israeli shares traded abroad.
Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In February, nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $870 million, of which about $250 million was an investment in one company. Activity was concentrated in the information and communications industry and in the high technology industry.
Increase in net investment flow by Israeli residents into foreign shares and bonds
In February, Israeli residents invested about a net $1.5 billion in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad. This month, institutional investors renewed investment in foreign stocks and bonds, after selling about $2.5 billion in the past 3 months.
Shares: In February, Israeli residents invested about $850 million in foreign shares traded abroad: Institutional investors, mainly provident funds and advanced training funds, invested about $470 million. The business sector and households each invested a similar net amount of about $190 million.
Bonds: Israeli residents invested about $710 million, net, in bonds traded abroad—net investments of about $350 million by institutional investors, about $220 million by the business sector and about $150 million by households.
Direct investment abroad: Israeli residents made direct investments abroad totaling about $30 million. Most of the investments were made by a company in the manufacturing and production industry.
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