Nonresidents' investments in Israel and Israelis' investments abroad in March 2014
Nonresidents' investments in Israel, and Israelis' investments abroad in March 2014.
Nonresidents’ investment in Israeli shares traded abroad
Bonds and makam: In March, nonresidents invested about $100 million, net, in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv, compared with net realizations of about $100 million in February.
Nonresidents redeemed about $130 million in government bonds traded abroad—realizations of $530 million in bonds from 2004 which reached maturity were partly offset by net investments of $400 million.
Investments in Israeli shares: In March, nonresidents realized about $140 million, net, in shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). In contrast, nonresidents invested about $630 million, net, in Israeli shares traded abroad, mainly in the high technology industry.
Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $960 million in March, of which about $220 million were in a company in the biomed industry.
Continued investments by institutional investors and households in foreign bonds
In March, the business sector, households, and institutional investors invested about $1.5 billion, combined, in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad.
Shares: In March, the business sector and households invested about $400 million combined in foreign shares traded abroad, which were partly offset by net sales of about $90 million by institutional investors.
Bonds: In March, Israeli residents invested a net $1.2 billion in bonds traded abroad, of which about $600 million were by institutional investors, primarily investments by provident and pension funds in corporate bonds and structured assets. At the same time, households invested a net $320 million, and the business sector invested a net $250 million.
Direct investments abroad: In March, residents invested a minimal amount in direct investment abroad.