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NONRESIDENTS
Net realizations by nonresidents in makam and net investments in Israeli government bonds abroad:
 
Financial investments in Israel:
Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In March 2016, nonresidents realized about $220 million, net, in makam, in contrast to net investments of about $1.5 billion in December–February. In addition, there were net realizations of about $60 million in government bonds, primarily medium- and long-term shekel bonds.
 
Government bonds traded abroad: In March, the government completed an offering of dollar-denominated bonds abroad, totaling $1 billion, for a period of 10 years, as well as an expansion of an existing series to 30 years totaling $500 million. In total, nonresidents invested about $970 million, net, in government bonds traded abroad.
 
Investments in Israeli shares: In March, nonresidents invested about $160 million, net, in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), further to net investments of about $180 million in February.  There were net realizations of Israeli shares traded abroad totaling about $180 million in March.
 
Nonresidents’ direct investment in Israel: In March, nonresidents’ direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $1.1 billion. Activity was concentrated in the manufacturing and production industry.
 
 
RESIDENTS
Net realizations by institutional investors in shares and net investments in foreign bonds
 
Financial investments abroad:
In March 2016, Israeli residents realized about $360 million, net, in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, further to net realizations of about $1 billion in February 2016.
 
Shares: In March, Israeli residents realized about $570 million, net, in foreign shares traded abroad: There were net realizations of about $580 million by institutional investors, mainly realizations of ETFs on shares traded abroad made by the old pension funds.  There were also net realizations totaling about $30 million by the business sector, in contrast with net investments of about $40 million by households.
 
Bonds: In March, Israeli residents investment about $220 million, net, in bonds traded abroad. There were net investments of about $160 million by institutional investors, mainly the new pension funds, as well as net investments of about $150 million in foreign bonds by households. In contrast, there were net realizations of about $90 million in foreign bonds by the business sector.
 
Direct investment abroad: In March, Israeli residents realized direct investments abroad, via the banking system, totaling about $110 million, net. Most of the realizations were by companies in the financial services and insurance industry.