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Fiscal Bodies Issue Warnings Against Aiding Iran

Securities Authority, Treasury and Bank of Israel issue warnings against financial ties to bodies that aid Iran’s nuclear program.Gil Ronen, 7/7/2011, 2:55 PM

Large Asian Investor Snaps Up $400 Million in Govt. Bonds

The government on Tuesday said that it had sold $400 million worth of bonds to one of the largest sovereign funds in Asia.David Lev, 7/6/2011, 5:10 AM

OECD: How Israel Compares on Taxes, Cell Phones

The OECD report includes comparisons of Israeli taxation, communications prices to the average.Maayana Miskin, 7/1/2011, 2:45 PM

Financial Feature: Investing in Israel -- Not Just Real Estate

Besides real estate, how can foreign investors gain exposure to the incredibly resilient Israeli economy?Aaron Katsman, 6/30/2011, 9:01 PM

Givot Olam Presents: Drilling for Oil Without Violating Shabbat

The Givot Olam company has found a way to drill and pump oil, even on Shabbat, without breaking any Jewish laws.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 6/30/2011, 5:14 AM

Rivlin: Keep Israeli Businesses Israeli

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin called on Israeli corporate executives not to rush to give up control of their companies to foreign elements.David Lev, 6/28/2011, 8:08 PM

Economy Expanding, Employment Up

Bank of Israel decides to leave interest rate unchanged for July at 3.25 percent to support further growth, while maintaining stability.Gil Ronen, 6/27/2011, 9:40 PM

Expert: Lack of Peace is a Threat to Israel

Professor Niall Ferguson of Harvard University believes that the lack of a peace agreement between Israel and the PA makes Israel isolated.Elad Benari, 6/21/2011, 5:14 AM

Survey: Secular Jews Reluctant to Study with Hareidim and Arabs

Survey conducted for the Caesarea Conference finds that most secular Israelis aged 18 to 22 are reluctant to study with Hareidim and Arabs.Elad Benari, 6/21/2011, 3:13 AM

Steinitz in Message to Obama? ‘Costly Stimulus Slows Recovery'

Finance Minister: “Never sacrifice the future of your economy in order to save it in the present because you will kill both.”Gil Ronen, 6/20/2011, 8:27 PM

Religious Businesswomen Told:"Yes, You Can".

200 women attended the 2nd Kishor Conference for religious female entrepreneurs in Jerusalem, for inspiration and business skills advice. Gil Ronen, 6/15/2011, 3:14 PM

Facebook Protest Slashes Prices on Cottage Cheese

A consumer uprising against the high cost of cottage cheese has made waves at Israeli supermarket chains - and as a result, prices are going down.David Lev, 6/15/2011, 2:14 AM

Ness Technologies to be Acquired by Citigroup Unit

Israel's Ness Technologies is to be acquired by Citigroup's international venture capital unit in a deal valued at $307 million.David Lev, 6/14/2011, 8:41 PM

Bank of Israel Governor May Be Candidate to Head IMF

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer is a possible candidate to head the International Money Fund, but has made no final decision. Chana Ya'ar, 6/1/2011, 10:58 AM

Israel Bureau of Statistics Economic Report Encouraging

Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics continued to supply optimistic data on unemployment and housing startsAryeh Ben Hayim, 5/31/2011, 3:05 PM

Samsung Unveils Slimmest-Lightest Laptop."Israelis Love Gadgets"

Samsung unveiled the 9-Series Samsung Laptops. Arutz Sheva speaks with the distributor about the connection between Israelis and Hi-Tech gadgets.Yoni Kempinski, 5/26/2011, 6:15 AM

New Hareidi-Religious List Seeks Bar Association Change

The Tov list will compete in the Israel Bar Association elections, reflecting the growing entry of hareidi-religious jurists into the profession.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 5/17/2011, 3:45 PM

New Factory Announced as Ice Cream Season Begins

Israel’s "ice cream season,” escorted by dry and hot weather, has begun. Osem-Nestlé’s says it will build a new plant in a Negev developmentTzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/16/2011, 9:09 PM

Interest Rate Raised to 3.0 Percent

Governor of Bank of Israel surprises the market, raises interest by 0.5 percent.Gil Ronen, 3/29/2011, 1:44 PM

Social Workers' Strike Ends

Union of Social Workers gives in, accepts agreement from last week with minor changes.Gil Ronen, 3/28/2011, 9:35 PM

Obama is a 'Moron,' says US Retail Expert Davidowitz

President Obama is a “moron,” charges Howard Davidowitz, the head of one of the most successful US retail investment companies.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/28/2011, 4:55 PM

Finance Ministry Creates Committee on Female Retirement Age

Finance Minister approves public committee to examine raising Israel's retirement age for women from 62 to 64. Gabe Kahn., 3/9/2011, 7:53 PM

Gold Prices Skyrocket to Record High

Gold is sparkling at a new record high thanks to the unstable political and military situation in the Middle East.Chana Ya'ar, 3/2/2011, 11:20 AM

New Zealand Quake Was '1 of 5000 Aftershocks'

The deadly earthquake that struck New Zealand this week was one of thousands, according to a sculptor whose family lives in the city. Chana Ya'ar, 2/24/2011, 11:22 AM

Former Mossad Chief Meir Dagan to Head Ports Authority

Israel's former spymaster to be the next chairman of the Israel Ports Development & Assets Authority.Gabe Kahn., 2/16/2011, 1:03 PM

Price Index Up by 0.02%

Consumer Price Index defies expectations, rises by 0.02% in January after 0.04% December increase.Maayana Miskin, 2/15/2011, 9:05 PM

INN Report: How Much Do Olim Pay - or Save - in Taxes?

Recent changes lead INN to ask expert to sum up the basic rules for new olim covering income earned in Israel and abroad.David Lev, 2/9/2011, 1:34 PM

EU Billionaire: Time to Invest in Israel

European Jewish billionaire Alexander Mashkevitch says Israel is a sound investment due to its strong economy.Maayana Miskin, 2/9/2011, 4:17 AM

Israel and European Space Agency Sign Revolutionary Agreement

A first of its kind agreement on cooperation in space exploration was signed between Israel and the European Space Agency (ESA).Yoni Kempinski, 1/31/2011, 4:14 AM

Shakeup in Leadership for Ground Zero Mosque

The head of the Ground Zero mosque project has been replaced by a new Muslim cleric, one who organizers hope will be less controversial.Chana Ya'ar, 1/16/2011, 6:00 PM

'Israel's Economy is Good and the World Should Know It'

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange hosts international press for a special briefing on the situation of Israel's economy and an outlook towards 2011.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 1/14/2011, 5:05 AM

Israeli Suppliers of PA City Boycotting Other Israeli Firms

Fifth column: Israeli firms that signed contracts with PA's Rawabi administration agreed not to use products made in Judea, Samaria and Golan.Gil Ronen, 12/28/2010, 12:23 PM

Israeli Lawyer Fights the “99 Agorot” Prices

A store item priced at "3.99" actually costs four shekels. A lawyer is fighting the posting prices for which change cannot be given.Elad Benari, 12/22/2010, 7:45 AM

MK Katz: Jewish Labor a Vision, Foreign Workers an Urgent Need

Practical planning: MK Ya’akov Katz (Ketzaleh), at Israel’s construction sites, on how to increase homegrown work corps.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 12/20/2010, 8:08 AM

PM's Dream: Israel Among Top 15 in Per Capita Income

Netanyahu says goal is achievable within 15 years if GDP keeps growing, outlines five basic rules for Israel's economy. Gil Ronen, 12/14/2010, 10:19 AM

Meged Field May Be a (Black) Gold Mine for Israel

The Meged oil field near Rosh Ha'ayin has at least 2.2 million barrels of oil - and maybe as much as 50 million, independent assessments say.David Lev & Yoni Kempinski, 11/29/2010, 11:38 PM

Russian Company Seeks Stake in Israeli Gas Field

Russia's Gazprom is in talks to buy shares in the development of Israel's natural gas field.Maayana Miskin, 11/24/2010, 8:43 AM

OPEC Looks at $100-a-Barrel Oil as US Fights against Recession

Libya adds fuel to OPEC pressure to hike the price of oil to $100 a barrel, which could spark a new round of inflation and recession.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/3/2010, 3:08 PM

Business as Usual: Israeli Bank to Bid for Turkey's Adabank

Bank Hapoalim has been given the go-ahead to bid for Turkey's Adabank despite Tourism Minister call for a boycott.Maayana Miskin, 11/3/2010, 9:27 AM

Country May Go On Huge Strike Tuesday

Mega-Labor union Histadrut calls strike to pressure Finance Ministry in negotiations over public sector wage hike.Gil Ronen, 11/1/2010, 4:57 PM

Oregon Looks to Israel for Clean Tech Sales

The governor of Oregon is looking for business in Israel, focusing on the West Coast state’s clean tech, security and defense industries.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/26/2010, 10:36 PM

Knesset Approves Budget in Midnight Session

With 62 in favor and 34 against, the Knesset approved the state budget for 2011. Six Labor MKs were absent in protest of the kollel stipends.Gil Ronen, 10/26/2010, 9:34 AM

Israeli Stock Analyst Ranked Number Two in US

Israeli Tal Liani has been named by Insitutional Investor as the number two stock market analyst in the US for the third straight year.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/24/2010, 10:34 AM

Barclays Bank Opening Branch in Israel

'Globes' reports British bank will focus on corporate banking and private banking for premium customers. Gil Ronen, 10/19/2010, 2:02 PM

US Could Sue Israel over Hike in Oil Royalty Fees

As a huge oil rig approaches Israel for drilling, an Israeli judge says the US could sue Israel if it hikes royalty fees for oil and gas finds.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/10/2010, 3:20 PM

Italians: We Want to do Business With Israel

Businessmen from the Piemonte region in Northern Italy came to Israel to present their companies and learn about their Israeli counterpartsYoni Kempinski, 10/5/2010, 9:45 AM

Israel Considers Underwater Gas Exports to Greece, EU

Israel is considering construction of an underwater pipeline to export natural gas to Europe and Greece. Turkey is not included in the project.Chana Ya'ar, 8/31/2010, 3:20 PM

Can Shoppers Survive without Bamba?

A supplier-supermarket food war has left customers without their cherished Bamba snack food, but the crisis may have been settled peacefully.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/23/2010, 10:51 AM

More Jobs in Israel for Americans: Intel Buys US Modem Unit

Intel, which has a huge factory in Kiryat Gat, has bought out a US cable modem products line and is offering workers work in Israel.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/16/2010, 10:00 PM

‘Payless’ Shoes Puts Foot in Israeli Doors

First it was McDonalds. Then came ToysRUs, Office Depot, Fox and a host of others. Now Payless Shoes has discovered Israel.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/9/2010, 5:38 PM

New Israel Electric Power Plant Out of Gas

The new electric power plant in Ashdod is ready to go, except for one small detail – it has not been hooked up to the nation's natural gas line.Hana Levi Julian, 7/21/2010, 11:10 AM

Israel Going ‘Blue, White — and Green’

Israel is adding the color green to its traditional blue and white colors as the country goes full-speed ahead with an energy efficiency program. Yoni Kempinski, 7/12/2010, 4:44 PM

General Mills Cooking Up Foothold in Israel

American food giant General Mills is looking for a foothold in the Holy Land, similar to other US-Israel partnerships.Hana Levi Julian, 7/11/2010, 1:42 PM

Study Predicts Growth in Israeli Pharmaceuticals

A recent market study predicts annual growth in Israel's pharmaceutical market, to a total of $1.84 billion in 2014.Maayana Miskin, 7/5/2010, 1:02 PM

Turkey Losing Hot Israeli Summer Tourist Dollars

Israelis have dropped Turkey as a hot tourist destination, and the former Middle Eastern ally is beginning to feel the pinch.Hana Levi Julian, 6/30/2010, 5:00 PM

OECD Praises Israeli Innovation in Field of Agriculture

As Israel joins OECD, the organization publicizes a comprehensive review of agricultural policies of Israel during the last two decadesYoni Kempinski, 6/29/2010, 9:05 PM

Are Zimbabwean Diamonds 'Blood-Diamonds?'

Activists at Kimberley Process Inter-sessional panel in Israel: Zimbabwean diamond industry funds terror; regime illegally arrested our colleague. Yoni Kempinski, 6/23/2010, 8:12 AM