Nonresidents' investments in Israel and Israelis' investments abroad in September 2014
Nonresidents' investments in Israel, and Israelis' investments abroad in September 2014.
Moderation in nonresidents’ investments in government bonds traded in Israel; continued investment in makam
Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv—In September, nonresidents invested about a net $320 million in makam, in continuation of net investments of about $560 million in August. In September, investment in government bonds was around $100 million, a level similar to the average over the past year.
Nonresidents realized about $220 million, net, in government bonds traded abroad.
Investments in Israeli shares: In September, nonresidents invested about $170 million, net, in shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). Similarly, nonresidents invested about $360 million, net, in Israeli shares traded abroad.
Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In September, nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $480 million, most of which was concentrated in the biomed industry.
Net realizations by institutional investors in foreign stocks
In September, Israeli residents invested about $280 million in financial assets (stocks and bonds) abroad: Households’ investments in shares and foreign bonds were partly offset by net institutional investor realizations.
Shares: In September, Israeli residents’ net activity in foreign shares traded abroad was heterogeneous: Net investments of about $240 million by households and of about $150 million by the business sector were offset by net realizations of about $390 million by institutional investors, mainly ETFs traded abroad.
Bonds: In September, Israeli residents invested about $290 million, net, in bonds traded abroad, of which about $250 million were by households, and about $70 million were by institutional investors.
Direct investment abroad: In September, Israeli residents made direct investments abroad totaling about $150 million. Most of the investments were made by the insurance industry.
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