Nonresidents' investments in Israel and Israelis' investments abroad in June 2014
Nonresidents' investments in Israel and Israelis' investments abroad in June 2014.
Nonresidents’ continued investments in Israeli government bonds
Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In June, nonresidents invested about $210 million, net, in government bonds, further to net investment of about $560 million in March-May combined.
There were also net repayments to nonresidents of about a net $125 million in government bonds traded abroad: Nonresidents redeemed about $200 million in bonds that reached maturity, which was partially offset by net investments of about $75 million.
Investments in Israeli shares: In June, nonresidents invested about $40 million, net, in shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), mostly in the banking industry. In contrast, nonresidents realized about $250 million, net, in Israeli shares traded abroad.
Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $1.1 billion in June, of which about $200 million were invested in a company in the computer services industry, and about $180 million were invested in a company in the chemical manufacturing industry.
Increased investments by institutional investors and households in foreign securities
In June, the business sector, households, and institutional investors invested about $1.9 billion, combined, in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, of which about $1.1 billion were invested by institutional investors in stocks and bonds abroad.
Shares: In June, households invested about $510 million, net, in foreign shares traded abroad, while institutional investors invested about a net $490 million, mainly in ETFs and mutual funds. The business sector invested about $220 million, net.
Bonds: In June, Israeli residents invested about $770 million, net, in bonds traded abroad, of which about $560 million were by institutional investors. At the same time, households invested about $270 million, net.
Direct investment abroad: In June, there was about $220 million in net direct investment abroad by Israeli residents. Most of the activity was in the real estate industries.