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NONRESIDENTS
Net realizations by nonresidents primarily in government bonds and Israeli shares traded in Tel Aviv, and net investment in Israeli shares traded abroad
 
Financial investments in Israel:
Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In August, nonresidents realized about $160 million, net, in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv in August, mainly in unindexed bonds that matured. Similarly, nonresidents realized a net total of about $40 million in makam, continuing net realizations totaling about $180 in July.
 
Investments in Israeli shares: In August, nonresidents realized about $110 million, net, in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), in contrast to net investments of about $120 million in July. There were net investments in August of about $130 million in Israeli shares traded abroad.
 
Nonresidents’ direct investment in Israel: In August, nonresidents’ direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $620 million. Activity was concentrated in the information and communications industry.
 
 
RESIDENTS
Net direct investment abroad by the business sector and net investments in foreign bonds mainly by households
 
Financial investments abroad:
In August, Israeli residents invested about $230 million, net, in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, in contrast to net realizations of about $450 million in July.
 
Shares: In August, Israeli residents realized about $20 million, net, in foreign shares traded abroad: There were net realizations of about $40 million, each, by institutional investors and households, which were partly offset by net investments of $60 million by the business sector.
 
Bonds: In August, Israeli residents invested about $250 million, net, in foreign bonds traded abroad. There were net investments of about $120 million by households, net investments of about $80 million by institutional investors, and net investments of about $50 million by the business sector.
 
Direct investment abroad: In August, there were net direct investments abroad by Israeli residents, only through the banking system, of about $2.6 billion. Most of the investments were by one large company in the pharmaceuticals producing industry.