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Business sector debtincreased in Augustbyabout NIS 10 billion (1.2 percent), to about NIS 824billion. Household debtincreased by about NIS 4 billion (0.9 percent)to around NIS 455billion at the end of the month.
The business sector’s outstanding debt
· In August, business sector debtincreased by about NIS 10 billionto around NIS 824 billion.The increase derived mainly from the effect of a 3.9 percent depreciation of the shekel against the dollar, which increased the shekel value of debt indexed to and denominated in foreign currency. In addition, there was net raising of debt through tradable bonds in Israel, nonbank loans, and credit from abroad, which were partially offset as a result of the net repayment of bank debt and non-tradable bonds.
· In September, the business sector (excluding banks and insurance companies) issued about NIS 3.2billion in bonds, mostly in tradable bonds. This is higher than the average issuance of the first eight months of the year (NIS 2.4 billion).
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