Nonresidents’ investments in Israel, and Israelis’ investments abroad in November 2015

Net realizations by nonresidents of government bonds traded abroad and of makam

Israel investments abroad

 

Financial investments in Israel:

Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In November, nonresidents realized about $270 million, net, in makam, further to net realizations in October of about $460 million. In contrast, there were net investments of about $140 million in government bonds, primarily medium term shekel bonds.

Government bonds traded abroad: In November, a US-government guaranteed government bond series traded abroad reached maturity, in parallel with net realizations by nonresidents, at a total of about $90 million.

Investments in Israeli shares: In November, nonresidents invested about a net $60 million in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), and about a net $180 million in Israeli shares traded abroad.

Nonresidents’ direct investment in Israel: In November, nonresidents’ direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $380 million. Activity was concentrated in the professional, scientific and technological activity industry as well as in the wholesale trade industry.

 

RESIDENTS
Net investments by institutional investors and households in in foreign stocks and bonds

Financial investments abroad:
In November, Israeli residents invested about $850 million, net, in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, in contrast to total net realizations of about $1.7 billion in September-October.

Shares: In November, Israeli residents invested about a net $285 million in foreign shares traded abroad: there were net investments of about $180 million by households, in parallel with net investments of about $90 million by institutional investors, primarily profit-participating insurance companies, and net investments of about $15 million by the business sector.

Bonds: In November, Israeli residents invested about a net $560 million in bonds traded abroad. There were net investments of about $450 million by institutional investors, mainly provident and pension funds that invested in corporate bond mutual funds abroad. Likewise, households invested about $110 million, net. Activity by the business sector was balanced.

Direct investment abroad: In November, Israeli residents realized direct investments abroad totaling about $40 million, net. Most of the realizations were by households and by companies in the real estate sector.

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