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NONRESIDENTS
Net investments by nonresidents in makam and Israeli shares:
 
Financial investments in Israel:
Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In February 2016, nonresidents made net investments of $840 million in makam, further to net investments of $650 million in December–January, in contrast to net realizations totaling about $1 billion in the preceding 12 months.
In addition, there were net investments of about $30 million in government bonds, primarily medium term shekel bonds.
 
Government bonds traded abroad: In February, nonresidents realized about $75 million, net, in government bonds traded abroad, further to net realizations of about $30 in January.
 
Investments in Israeli shares: In February, nonresidents invested about $180 million, net, in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), in contrast with net realizations of about $60 million in January.  There were net realizations of Israeli bonds traded abroad totaling about $40 million in February.
 
Nonresidents’ direct investment in Israel: In February, nonresidents’ direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $770 million. Activity was concentrated in the scientific research and development industry.
 
 
RESIDENTS
Net investments by institutional investors, mainly in foreign stocks
 
Financial investments abroad:
In February 2016, Israeli residents realized about $1 billion, net, in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, in contrast to total net investments of about $1.6 billion in January 2016.
 
Shares: In February, Israeli residents realized about $640 million, net, in foreign shares traded abroad: There were net realizations of about $570 million by institutional investors, mainly by the profit-sharing insurance companies, in contrast with net investments of about $1.3 billion in January. There were also net realizations totaling about $70 million by the business sector and households combined.
 
Bonds: In February, Israeli residents realized about $385 million, net, in bonds traded abroad. There were net realizations of about $350 million by institutional investors, mainly the new pension funds, provident funds and profit-sharing insurance companies, and net realizations of about $55 million in foreign bonds by the business sector. In contrast, there were net investments of about $20 million in foreign bonds by households.
 
Direct investment abroad: In February, Israeli residents realized direct investments abroad totaling about $40 million, net. Most of the realizations were by companies real estate services industry.