Nonresidents' investments in Israel and Israelis' investments abroad in November 2014
Nonresidents' investments in Israel, and Israelis' investments abroad in November 2014.
Increase in nonresidents’ investments in government bonds; moderation in investment in makam
Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In November, nonresidents invested about $140 million, net, in makam, following net investments of about $1.1 billion in August-October.
In November, nonresidents invested about $220 million, net, in government bonds, an increase compared to the level of investment in government bonds in previous months. There were net realizations by nonresidents of about $50 million in government bonds traded abroad.
Corporate bonds traded abroad: In November, a large Israeli company completed a global issuance of bonds totaling $1.2 billion in Europe and the US.
Investments in Israeli shares: In November, nonresidents invested about $150 million, net, in shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). Likewise, nonresidents invested about $310 million, net, in Israeli shares traded abroad.
Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In November, nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $500 million, most of which was concentrated in the information and communications industry and in the biomed industry.
Net realizations by institutional investors in foreign stocks, continued investment abroad by households
In November, Israeli residents realized about $200 million in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, most of which was realizations by institutional investors of shares abroad.
Shares: There were net realizations by Israeli residents of foreign shares traded abroad: Net realizations of about $1.2 billion by institutional investors, mainly by pension funds and insurance companies, and of about $40 million by the business sector, were partly offset by net investments of about $290 million by households.
Bonds: Israeli residents invested about $700 million, net, in bonds traded abroad, of which about $420 million were by households, about $170 million were by the business sector, and about $110 million were by institutional investors.
Direct investment abroad: Israeli residents made direct investments abroad totaling about $120 million. Most of the investments were made by a company in the biomed industry.
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