NONRESIDENTS

Net direct
investments by nonresidents

 

Financial
investments in Israel:

Bonds and makam traded in
Tel Aviv:
In January,
nonresidents invested a total of about $180 million, net, in government
bonds traded in Tel Aviv
, in contrast with net realizations of about $140 million
in December. In addition, nonresidents made net investments of about $180 million in

makam in January, following two months
of balanced activity.

In January, two series of
government bonds traded abroad
were issued, totaling about $2.4 billion
combined, and there were net realizations of government bonds traded abroad
totaling about $400 million.

 

Investments
in Israeli shares
:
In January, nonresidents invested about $90 million, net, in Israeli shares
traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), in contrast with net realizations
of about $780 million in October–December. There were also net investments of
about $140 million in Israeli shares traded abroad in January.

 

Nonresidents’ direct investment in
Israel
: In January,
nonresidents’ direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about
$520 million. Activity was concentrated in the hospitality services industry,
in the food and dining industry, and in the professional, scientific and
technical services industry.

 

 

RESIDENTS

Net realizations of foreign financial
securities by institutional investors and net investments in foreign securities
by households

 

Financial investments abroad:

In January, Israeli residents made
net investments of about $210 million in financial investments (stocks and
bonds) abroad, in contrast with net realizations of about $100 million in December.

 

Shares: In January, Israeli residents made
net investments of about $40 million in foreign shares traded abroad: There
were net investments of about $280 million by households, and about $80 million
by the business sector. These were mostly offset by net realizations of about $320
million by institutional investors.

 

Bonds: In January, Israeli residents made
net investments of about $170 million in foreign bonds traded abroad. There
were net investments of about $210 million by households and about $100 million
by the business sector, which were partly offset by net realizations of about
$140 million by institutional investors, mainly the new pension funds.

 

Direct investment abroad: In January, there were net direct
investments abroad by Israeli residents, only through the banking system, of
about $10 million, mainly by companies in the construction industry.

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