Negative interest rates: Could Israel be next?With deepening deflation despite soaring housing prices, will Israel be the next country to try extreme monetary policies?
Two weeks into circulation, forged 200 shekel bills discoveredFive residents of Bedouin town in northern Israel arrested after using counterfeit bank notes at gas stations across Upper Galilee.
Deri: Israel's currency 'discriminates' against Mizrahi JewsShas chairman Aryeh Deri demands faces on newly designed shekel bills include some Israelis of Middle Eastern descent.
New blue NIS 200 bills ready for prime time, says Bank of IsraelThe Bank of Israel on Monday officially unveiled its new design for NIS 200 bills, and said it would start distributing them soon.
Bank of Israel Cut Interests Rates to New Record LowThe Bank of Israel is expected to cut interest rates further, in order to prompt spending in Israel's weak economy.
Israel's Gaza War Losses Made Up by Gas MoneyOperation Protective Edge's financial impact totally covered by mass profits from Israel's new natural gas deposits.
Shekel Still on the RiseAfter BOI says it won't lower interest rate, shekel-dollar rate dips to NIS 3.93 per dollar.
'Don't Fight the Fed,' Bank of Israel Learns Once AgainThe shekel fell when the Bank of Israel slashed interest rates - and rose again, when the Federal Reserve didn't do anything.
Prices Deflate 0.3% in January, as Trend ContinuesThe newest scourge of economists, deflation, hit Israel in a big way in January. In a trend that began in 2014.
Bank of Israel Seeks Major Tax RaiseIsrael is in the budgetary hole for NIS 18 billion (over $4 billion) – and the only way out, say the Bank of Israel, is to raise taxes.
'Ariel for Israel, Umm el-Fahm for Palestine'Avigdor Liberman says Yisrael Beytenu will join any government which supports its controversial 'transfer' plan, with major land swaps.
Bank of Israel Bought $7 Billion in 2014The Bank of Israel in 2014 bought over $7 billion in an effort to prop up the value of the dollar versus the shekel.
Research Shows Young Couples Struggling to Buy HomesPrices soar with salaries not meeting the rise, leaving young couples less able to become homeowners amid noted gap in income brackets.
Experts: Shekel Likely to Continue Sinking Against DollarThe “bottom” for the shekel is a long way off, say foreign currency experts, with the dollar expected to continue strengthening.
Living on the Edge: Nearly 2/3 of Israelis are Often OverdrawnShocking figures reveal many Israelis living constantly in the red; Bank of Israel wants to know why.
Bank of Israel Unveils New 50 Shekel Bill50 shekel (almost $15) banknote presented ahead of its entry to circulation; features likeness of Hebrew poet Shaul Tchernichovsky.
Poll: Does Earning Less Mean You Don’t Have Economic ABC’s?The richer you are, the more likely you are to know about basic economic and financial principles - and that's a real problem.
$100 Million BOI Buy Not Enough to Prop Up DollarEven a $100 million purchase by the Bank of Israel couldn't prop up the sagging dollar.
Bank of Israel Warns against BitcoinFinancial institutions warn Bitcoin is fertile ground for fraudulent activities, and highly volatile.
Housing Crisis Continues: Prices Up by Another 8%Housing prices rose 8% in 2013. Price hike follows doubling in price over seven previous years.
Bank Fees Down in 2013Bank of Israel report lists banks with the highest, lowest fees for 2013.
Bank of Israel: Fewer Services and More Taxes LikelyIsraelis are set to face a “double whammy” in 2014, with budget cuts affecting many services along with higher taxes.
Bank of Israel: Israelis Pay Less Tax, Get LessBank of Israel finds Israelis pay less tax than others in OECD - and get less from the government.
Appointment Process of BOI Chief Was a 'Disaster', Admits Lapid"I don't mind apologizing to Karnit Flug" for the lengthy appointment process, says Finance Minister.
Flug: Challenges Abound for Bank, EconomyThe new Governor of the Bank of Israel, Karnit Flug, said she appreciated the vote of confidence the country's leaders had given heR
Next Bank of Israel Governor: Karnit FlugActing Bank of Israel governor is appointed to prestigious post.
Israel 'Saves' NIS 4 Billion on Deficit, Bank of Israel SaysThanks to good fiscal management, Israel's deficit will be less than had been expected, the Bank of Israel said
Netanyahu and Lapid Still Can't Agree on Bank of Israel GovernorPM and Finance Minister meet, don't agree on next Bank of Israel Governor. Official announcement expected by Sunday.
Bank of Israel Slashes Interest Rates; Down to 1%In what economists said was a surprise move, the Bank of Israel lowered the prime interest rate Monday to 1%.
New Bank Chairman Candidate 'Clean,' Says DaughterAfter two “strikes,” the Bank of Israel candidacy issue may finally be resolved, with Professor Mario Blecher slated to take the job
Leiderman: It Would've Been a NightmareProf. Leo Leiderman, who withdrew his candidacy for Bank of Israel Governor, says he withdrew in order to save himself from “a nightmare”.
New Bank of Israel Head Withdraws CandidacyJust two days after his appointment was announced, Prof. Leo Leiderman withdrew his candidacy for governor of the Bank of Israel.
New Bank of Israel Chief AnnouncedThe chief economist at Israel’s Bank Hapoalim, Professor Leo Leiderman, will become the next governor of the Bank of Israel.
PM, Lapid: Frenkel a Victim of 'Wagging Tongues'Yaakov Frenkel announced Monday night that he would not be taking the job of Bank of Israel chairman
Fischer Taken to Hospital After Feeling UnwellOutgoing Bank of Israel Governor is suffering from dehydration and exhaustion, says the Tel Hashomer Hospital.
July Interest Rate Unchanged Amid Praises for FrenkelIsrael’s Bank of Israel kept the country’s prime interest rate unchanged at 1.25 percent for the month of July.
Jacob Frenkel to Head Bank of Israel (Again)Frenkel was Governor of the Bank of Israel between 1991 and 2000. He is Chairman of JPMorgan Chase International.
'Dollar Gone Wild' Prompts Unusual Bank of Israel MoveInterest rates will go down by a quarter point on Friday, an unusual mid-month move by outgoing BOI Chairman Stanley Fischer
Exporters 'Near Panic' As Shekel Breaks NIS 3.60Israeli exporters were besides themselves Monday, as the dollar sank below the NIS 3.60 level.
Bank of Israel Buys Dollars, But Shekel Stays StrongIn an effort to keep the value of the shekel lower, the Bank of Israel intervened in the currency markets.
Treasury: There May be Hope for Lower Home PricesThere are signs that voracious appetite of Israelis for apartments and homes may be calming down.
Video: BOI Head Stanley Fischer "Leaving Bank in Good Condition"Stanley Fischer, the Governor of the Bank of Israel, announced early retirement and said he's leaving the central bank in 'good condition.'
Stanley Fischer to Step Down as Bank of Israel HeadBank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer has submitted his resignation and will leave his post in June
Bank of Israel Cuts Interest to Lowest Rate in 2 YearsThe Bank of Israel dropped the prime interest rate on Monday to its lowest level in more than two years.
Ministry: Economy to Grow 3.5% in 2013The Finance Ministry on Sunday released an optimistic forecast for economic growth in Israel for 2013, with predicted growth at 3.5%
Israelis' Investments Reach All-Time HighAt the end of October, Israelis had a total of two trillion, six hundred eighty two billion shekels (nearly $700 billion) in investments
Bank of Israel: Tighter Mortgage Rules Will Lower Home PricesNew rules will tighten the amount of money a homebuyer can get in mortgage money
Fischer Says Banks Ready 'For All Sorts of Eventualities'Stanley Fischer, Governor of the Bank of Israel, on Iran, sanctions, the Israeli economy and what to expect in the coming months.
Bank of Israel: Rates Unchanged for OctoberThe Bank of Israel has announced prime interest rates will remain unchanged at 2.25 percent for the month of October.
Fischer: Eurozone Nations Still in Denial on Fiscal ProblemsNumerous nations in Europe are still in denial about the economic crisis they are facing, Bank of Israel Gov. Stanley Fischer says.
Bank of Israel: Interest Rate to Remain Stable at 2.25%The Bank of Israel announced Monday there will be no change in the prime interest rate next month.
Fischer Named One of World’s Top BankersBank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer has been named one of the world’s top central bankers “during one of the toughest years on record.”
BOI Gov Stanley Fischer Addresses Students at Int'l Model UNBank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer addressed 170 students at this year's international model U.N. Program in Rishon Letzion.
Financial System Preparing for Iran Strike, Says FischerBank of Israel Governor says the financial system is preparing for an Israeli strike in Iran and a resulting downturn in the economy.
Bank of Israel Paper Profits of Billions as Dollar Nears NIS 4Fischer is laughing all the way to the bank. Critics scoffed as he paid 3.3 shekels for a buck. Now a dollar costs almost 4 shekels.
Fischer Loses Deficit Spending Showdown in CabinetThe cabinet voted to raise Israel's deficit ceiling to 3% over the objections of Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer.
Fischer Blasts Netanyahu Deficit Spending PlanBank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer says the PM's plan to increase deficit spending is the exact opposite of what Israel should do