Nonresidents’ investments in Israel, and Israelis’ investments abroad in September 2017
Net investments in makam, stocks and government bonds
Financial investments in Israel:
Bonds and makam: In September, nonresidents invested a total of about $370 million, net, in makam, further to net investments totaling about $370 million in August. In parallel, there were net investments of about $130 million in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv in September, mainly medium-term unindexed bonds.
Investments in Israeli shares: In September, there were net investments totaling about $170 million in Israel shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, in contrast with net realizations totaling about $40 million in August. At the same time, there were net realizations of Israeli shares traded abroad totaling about $40 million in September.
Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In September, nonresidents' direct investments in Israel via the domestic banking system totaled about $390 million, mainly investments in companies in the financial and insurance activities industry and in the information and communications industry.
Net investments in foreign stocks and bonds by households
Financial investments abroad:
In September, Israeli residents invested approximately $10 million, net, in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, in contrast to net realizations of about $2.5 billion in August.
Shares: In September Israeli residents realized about $90 million, net, in foreign shares traded abroad. There were net realizations of about $190 million by institutional investors, mainly by the pension funds and the advanced training funds, and net realizations totaling about $140 million by the business sector. These were partly offset by net investments totaling about $240 million by households.
Bonds: In September, Israeli residents invested about $100 million, net, in foreign bonds traded abroad. There were net investments of about $310 million by households, which were partly offset by net realizations totaling about $160 million by institutional investors and about $50 million by the business sector.
Direct investment abroad: In September, there were net investments abroad by Israeli residents, through the banking system alone, totaling about $450 million, mainly by private investors.