BOI: Tighter Mortgage Rules Will Lower Home Prices

BOI: Tighter Mortgage Rules Will Lower Home Prices

New rules will tighten the amount of money a homebuyer can get in mortgage moneyDavid Lev, 10/30/2012, 12:16 AM
Fischer: Ready 'For All Sorts of Eventualities'

Fischer: 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. Annie Lubin, 10/23/2012, 1:19 PM
Bank of Israel: Rates Unchanged for October

Bank of Israel: Rates Unchanged for October

The Bank of Israel has announced prime interest rates will remain unchanged at 2.25 percent for the month of October.Chana Ya'ar, 9/24/2012, 7:36 PM
Eurozone Nations in Denial on Fiscal Problems

Eurozone Nations in Denial on Fiscal Problems

Numerous nations in Europe are still in denial about the economic crisis they are facing, Bank of Israel Gov. Stanley Fischer says.Chana Ya'ar, 9/2/2012, 12:38 PM
Bank of Israel: Interest Rate to Remain at 2.25%

Bank of Israel: Interest Rate to Remain at 2.25%

The Bank of Israel announced Monday there will be no change in the prime interest rate next month.Chana Ya'ar, 8/27/2012, 8:29 PM
Fischer Named One of World’s Top Bankers

Fischer Named One of World’s Top Bankers

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer has been named one of the world’s top central bankers “during one of the toughest years on record.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/26/2012, 9:20 PM
Fischer Addresses Students at Int'l Model UN

Fischer Addresses Students at Int'l Model UN

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer addressed 170 students at this year's international model U.N. Program in Rishon Letzion.Chana Ya'ar, Yoni Kempinski, 8/20/2012, 8:17 PM
Financial System Preparing for Iran Strike

Financial System Preparing for Iran Strike

Bank of Israel Governor says the financial system is preparing for an Israeli strike in Iran and a resulting downturn in the economy.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/10/2012, 11:46 PM
$ Flirts with NIS 4 Level First Time in 3 Years

$ Flirts with NIS 4 Level First Time in 3 Years

Fischer 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.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/16/2012, 2:20 PM
Fischer Loses Deficit Spending Showdown in Cabinet

Fischer Loses Deficit Spending Showdown in Cabinet

The cabinet voted to raise Israel's deficit ceiling to 3% over the objections of Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer.Gabe Kahn, 7/2/2012, 5:10 PM
Fischer Blasts Netanyahu Deficit Spending Plan

Fischer Blasts Netanyahu Deficit Spending Plan

Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer says the PM's plan to increase deficit spending is the exact opposite of what Israel should doGabe Kahn, 6/29/2012, 1:05 PM
Bank of Israel Finally Lowers Prime Rate

Bank of Israel Finally Lowers Prime Rate

After five months of holding the rate steady, the Bank of Israel on Monday lowered interest rates.David Lev, 6/25/2012, 9:06 PM
Bank of Israel: June Interest Rate at 2.5%

Bank of Israel: June Interest Rate at 2.5%

The Bank of Israel left the country's key interest rate unchanged for June 2012 at 2.5 percent for the fourth month in a row.Chana Ya'ar, 5/28/2012, 6:38 PM
Attempted Cyber-Attack on Bank Hapoalim

Attempted Cyber-Attack on Bank Hapoalim

Hackers working via an Iranian server farm staged a cyber-attack on Bank Hapoalim; Bank of Israel convenes emergency meeting.Gabe Kahn., 2/17/2012, 8:33 AM
Global Economy Facing 'Approaching Crisis'

Global Economy Facing 'Approaching Crisis'

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer predicted an 'approaching crisis' for world markets at 12th Annual Herzliya Conference.Gabe Kahn., 2/1/2012, 4:45 PM
State of Israel Bonds are Back

State of Israel Bonds are Back

Israel Bonds were back on the U.S. market Monday for the first time since March 2009.Chana Ya'ar, 1/23/2012, 10:52 PM
Bank of Israel Cuts Interest Rate

Bank of Israel Cuts Interest Rate

The Bank of Israel has cut its interest rate for February from 2.75 to 2.5 percent, noting the slowdown that began in 2011 "continues."Chana Ya'ar, 1/23/2012, 10:21 PM
Saudi Hacker Outs 11,000 More Credit Card Numbers

Saudi Hacker Outs 11,000 More Credit Card Numbers

Hacker "0xOmar" claims he possesses the credit card details of about a million Israelis.Gil Ronen, 1/5/2012, 9:27 PM
Bank of Israel to Hold Interest at 3%

Bank of Israel to Hold Interest at 3%

Eyeing negative trends in the US economy and desiring to mitigate inflation and housing costs, the Bank of Israel is holding the line.Gabe Kahn., 10/24/2011, 6:10 PM
Bank of Israel’s Fischer: No Global Recession

Bank of Israel’s Fischer: No Global Recession

Calm down. A global recession is not on the horizon, says Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/11/2011, 11:59 AM
Bank of Israel Confident Despite US Woes

Bank of Israel Confident Despite US Woes

Finance Ministry, Bank of Israel officials discuss implications of downgrading of US long-term credit rating.Gil Ronen, 8/7/2011, 4:38 PM
Netanyahu Housing Plans Foiled?

Netanyahu Housing Plans Foiled?

Bank of Israel instructs banks to tighten their financing terms for developers, presenting a problem for PM's cheap housing plan.Elad Benari, 7/28/2011, 5:08 AM
Economy Grows, More Jobs

Economy Grows, More Jobs

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
Economic Report: All Systems Up

Economic Report: All Systems Up

Bank of Israel report on Israeli economic progress in Jan-Apr 2011. Bottom line: Economy continues to grow, housing prices still on the rise.Hillel Fendel, 6/16/2011, 3:21 PM
Fischer Runs for IMF Head

Fischer Runs for IMF Head

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer has officially announced he is in the running to head the International Money Fund.Chana Ya'ar, 6/12/2011, 9:52 AM
Bank of Israel Governor for IMF?

Bank of Israel Governor for 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
Interest Rate Raised to 3.25

Interest Rate Raised to 3.25

Bank of Israel announced the raising of the interest rate for June by 25 basis points. Gil Ronen, 5/24/2011, 8:57 AM
Hareidi Work Studies Soar

Hareidi Work Studies Soar

The number of hareidi-religious Jews learning professions has tripled in the last three years, the Bank of Israel announced.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/28/2011, 3:03 PM
'I Agree with Sheshinski'

'I Agree with Sheshinski'

Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel praises Israel’s economy and addresses the controversial issue of royalties from the natural gas bonanza.Elad Benari, 1/12/2011, 8:54 AM
Shekels Exchanged in Hamastan

Shekels Exchanged in Hamastan

The Bank of Israel has fulfilled its obligation to replace old and worn-out currency, sending over 30 million new New Israeli Shekels to Gaza.Hillel Fendel, 7/21/2010, 5:59 PM
Israel's Unemployment Rate Drops

Israel's Unemployment Rate Drops

Israel's unemployment rate drops for the third quarter in a row.Malkah Fleisher, 6/2/2010, 6:48 AM
GDP Up 4.9% in Last Quarter of 2

GDP Up 4.9% in Last Quarter of 2

Netanyahu notes GDP growth is 'almost the highest among developed countries.' Fischer: 2009 'a more successful year than we initially expected.' Gil Ronen, 4/21/2010, 5:39 PM
Fischer Agrees To Second Term

Fischer Agrees To Second Term

Governor of the Bank of Israel Stanley Fischer has accepted another five-year term at the invitation of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Malkah Fleisher, 3/17/2010, 11:08 PM
Fischer: Israel's Economy Strong

Fischer: Israel's Economy Strong

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer assured the Conference of Presidents that Israel's strong economy can withstand adversity.Malkah Fleisher, 2/17/2010, 9:18 PM
Israel First to Raise Interest

Israel First to Raise Interest

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer announces 0.25% interest hike, making Israel the first to raise interest since global financial crisis hit.Maayana Miskin, 8/24/2009, 8:02 PM