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Net direct investments by nonresidents, and net investment in shares and bonds
Financial investments in Israel:
Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In September, nonresidents invested a net total of about $350 million in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv, in contrast with net realizations totaling about $160 in August. Conversely, nonresidents realized about $115 million, net, in makam in September, further to net realizations of about $40 million in August.
Investments in Israeli shares: In September, nonresidents invested about $160 million, net, in Israeli shares traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), in contrast to net realizations of about $110 million in August. There were net investments in September of about $210 million in Israeli shares traded abroad.
Nonresidents’ direct investment in Israel: In September, nonresidents’ direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $1.2 billion. Activity was concentrated in the manufacturing and production industry and in the information and communications industry.
Net investment in foreign shares and bonds traded abroad, mainly by institutional investors
Financial investments abroad:
In September, Israeli residents invested about $1.4 billion, net, in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, further to net investments of about $250 million in August.
Shares: In September, Israeli residents invested about $960 million, net, in foreign shares traded abroad: There were net investments of about $820 million by institutional investors, mainly insurance companies, and net investments of $140 million by households.
Bonds: In September, Israeli residents invested about $470 million, net, in foreign bonds traded abroad. There were net investments of about $250 million by institutional investors, mainly the new pension funds, net investments of about $180 million by households, and net investments of about $40 million by the business sector.
Direct investment abroad: In September, there were net realizations of direct investments abroad by Israeli residents, only through the banking system, of about $140 million, mainly the repayment of loans in the manufacturing and production industry. This was in contrast to net direct investments totaling about $2.5 billion in August.
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