NONRESIDENTS

Investments
in Israeli shares in Israel and abroad

 

Financial
investments in Israel:

Bonds and makam traded in
Tel Aviv:
In February,
nonresidents realized a total of about $110 million, net, in government
bonds traded in Tel Aviv
, in contrast with net investments of about $180 million
in January. In contrast, nonresidents made net investments of about $10 million
in

makam in February.

In February, there were net
realizations of government bonds traded abroad totaling about $190 million,
mainly government debentures.

 

Investments
in Israeli shares
:
In February, nonresidents invested about $350 million, net, in Israeli shares
traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), further to net investments of
about $90 million in January. There were also net investments of about $280
million in Israeli shares traded abroad in February.

 

Nonresidents’ direct investment in
Israel
: In February,
nonresidents’ direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about
$670 million. Activity was concentrated in the manufacturing and production,
and in the professional, scientific and technical services industry.

 

 

RESIDENTS

Net investments in foreign stocks
and bonds

 

Financial investments abroad:

In February, Israeli residents made
net investments of about $1.1 billion in financial investments (stocks and
bonds) abroad, further to net investments of about $330 million in January.

 

Shares: In February, Israeli residents made
net investments of about $620 million in foreign shares traded abroad, mainly
net investments of about $360 million by the business sector and about $210
million by households.

 

Bonds: In February, Israeli residents made
net investments of about $510 million in foreign bonds traded abroad. There
were net investments of about $260 million by households, about $130 million by
institutional investors, and about $120 million by the business sector.

 

Direct investment abroad: In February, there were net direct
investments abroad by Israeli residents, only through the banking system, of
about $140 million, mainly by companies in the financial and insurance
activities industry and the real estate industry.

 

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