Nonresidents' investments in Israel and Israelis' investments abroad in July 2014
Nonresidents’ continued investments in Israeli government bonds
Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In July, nonresidents invested about $100 million, net, in government bonds, further to net investment of about $770 million in March-June.
Initial data for August showed that nonresidents invested about $1.2 billion net in government bonds and about $560 million in makam.
There were net realizations by nonresidents of about $390 million in government bonds traded abroad.
Investments in Israeli shares: In July, nonresidents invested about $150 million, net, in shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). In addition, nonresidents invested about $270 million, net, in Israeli shares traded abroad.
Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $670 million in July, most of which was concentrated in the high technology industry.
Continued investments by institutional investors in foreign stocks and bonds, and realization of direct investments abroad
In July, the business sector, households, and institutional investors invested about $1.5 billion, combined, in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, of which about $870 million were invested by institutional investors in stocks and bonds abroad.
Shares: In July, institutional investors invested about $340 million, net, in foreign shares abroad, mainly in ETFs. In parallel, households invested about $190 million, net, while the business sector invested about $140 million, net.
Bonds: In July, Israeli residents invested about $880 million, net, in bonds traded abroad, of which about $520 million were by institutional investors, and about $180 million each were by households and the business sector.
Direct investment abroad: In July, there were net realizations by Israeli residents of direct investments abroad totaling about $460 million. Most of the activity was concentrated in the real estate industry.