Economy


Investigation of Bezeq-YES Deal Continues

Senior staff in phone company Bezeq, the YES satellite communications company, and communications holding company Eurocom will continue to be questioned by officials of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Wednesday,…

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Officials: Housing Prices Up Again, But Sales Fall

Housing prices in Israel continue to rise in 2017, numbers from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) show. According to the numbers for housing sales in March and April released Thursday,…

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Gov’t to Increase Assistance to Exporters

The government will increase its allocation to assist Israeli exporters to reach new markets, providing NIS 70 million to the “Smart Money” program. Under the program, exporters can draw from…

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Survey: Economists Expect Slower U.S. Growth

Forecasts for U.S. economic growth are coming in slightly lower after a weak first quarter, according to a survey of business economists. The National Association for Business Economists says in…

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New Rules to Encourage Investment Approved

The Knesset Finance Committee has approved new rules that the government hopes will encourage further investment in Israeli high-tech. The rules, proposed by Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and the Tax…

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Economy Minister Meets With Top Trump Economic Advisor

With U.S. President Donald Trump determined to bring jobs back to the United States, Israeli exporters – and especially high-tech exporters – have expressed concern that their businesses could be…

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Gov’t Eliminates Import Duty on Shoes

Taxes on shoes were the latest to be slashed, as the government continues with its program of lowering the cost of living for Israelis. Shoes, which until now had an…

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