The United States was the biggest foreign investor in Israel as of the end of 2012, with the Cayman Islands – a global tax shelter that serve as corporate headquarters for many companies – No. 2 on the list, figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics last week show.
American investors accounted $19.7 billion of the $74.4 billion in foreign direct investment, or 26.5% of the total. The Cayman Islands accounted for 11.6%, or almost $9 billion of FDI, which includes investment in factories and business as against investments in stocks and bonds. Read more here.