NONRESIDENTS

Net
realizations of government bonds and makam

 

Financial
investments in Israel:

Bonds and makam traded in
Tel Aviv:
In March,
nonresidents realized a total of about $130 million, net, in government
bonds traded in Tel Aviv
, further to net realizations of about $110 million
in February. In addition, nonresidents made net realizations of about $100
million in

makam in March.

In March, there were net
realizations of government bonds traded abroad totaling about $70 million,
about half of which were in government bonds that reached maturity in March.

 

Investments
in Israeli shares
:
In March, nonresidents realized about $10 million, net, in Israeli shares
traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), in contrast with net investments of
about $350 million in February. In contrast, there were net investments of
about $30 million in Israeli shares traded abroad in March.

 

Nonresidents’ direct investment in
Israel
: In March,
nonresidents’ direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about
$420 million. Activity was concentrated in the information and communications
industry.

 

 

RESIDENTS

Net investments in foreign stocks
and bonds

 

Financial investments abroad:

In March, Israeli residents made
net investments of about $1.3 billion in financial investments (stocks and
bonds) abroad, further to net investments of about $1.1 billion in February.

 

Shares: In March, Israeli residents made
net investments of about $850 million in foreign shares traded abroad. There
were net investments of about $730 million by institutional investors, mainly
an investment by an insurance company in foreign mutual funds. In addition,
there were net investments by the business sector totaling about $150
million.  These were partly offset by net
realizations of about $30 million by households.

 

Bonds: In March, Israeli residents made
net investments of about $470 million in foreign bonds traded abroad. There
were net investments of about $370 million by households, and of about $100
million combined by institutional investors and the business sector.

 

Direct investment abroad: In March, there were net direct
investments abroad by Israeli residents, only through the banking system, of
about $180 million, mainly by companies in the hospitality, food and dining
industry and in the manufacturing and production industry.

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