Nonresidents' investments in Israel and Israelis' investments abroad in May 2014
Nonresidents' investments in Israel and Israelis' investments abroad in May 2014.
Increase in nonresidents’ investments in Israeli government bonds and in Israeli shares traded in Israel
Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In May, nonresidents invested about $290 million, net, in government bonds, further to net investment of about $270 million in March-April combined.
Nonresidents also invested about a net $170 million in government bonds traded abroad.
Investments in Israeli shares: In May, nonresidents invested about $330 million, net, in shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), mostly in the biomed and communications industries. In contrast, nonresidents realized about $150 million, net, in Israeli shares traded abroad.
Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $880 million in May, of which about $230 million was in the high technology sector.
Continued investments by institutional investors and households in foreign securities
In May, the business sector, households, and institutional investors invested about $830 million, combined, in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad.
Shares: In May, households invested about $150 million, net, in foreign shares traded abroad, while institutional investors invested about a net $100 million.
Bonds: In May, Israeli residents invested about $530 million, net, in bonds traded abroad, of which about $370 million were by institutional investors (transfer from deposits abroad to investments in foreign bonds). At the same time, households invested about $170 million, net.
Direct investment abroad: In May, there was about $190 million in net direct investment abroad by Israeli residents. Most of the activity was in the biomed and energy industries.