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Fischer Edging Closer to Federal Reserve

Former Bank of Israel's nomination as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve clears a key procedural hurdle in the Senate.Elad Benari, 5/21/2014, 6:13 AM

Fischer to be Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve

Obama names Stanley Fischer, former Governor of the Bank of Israel, as his nominee for vice chairman of the Federal Reserve.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/10/2014, 9:01 PM

Fischer to be Vice Chairman of Federal Reserve?

Former Bank of Israel Governor is leading candidate to become vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, say American sources.Elad Benari, 12/12/2013, 5:15 AM

Flug: Challenges Abound for Bank, Economy

The new Governor of the Bank of Israel, Karnit Flug, said she appreciated the vote of confidence the country's leaders had given heRDavid Lev, 10/21/2013, 12:14 AM

Fischer: Flug a 'Worthy Choice' for BOI Head

Former Bank of Israel head joins gov't officials, MKs, and economists in welcoming the appointment of Karnit Flug as his successor.David Lev, 10/20/2013, 4:39 PM

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 chairmanDavid Lev, 7/29/2013, 8:55 PM

Fischer Taken to Hospital After Feeling Unwell

Outgoing Bank of Israel Governor is suffering from dehydration and exhaustion, says the Tel Hashomer Hospital.Elad Benari, 6/26/2013, 1:14 AM

July Interest Rate 1.25% Amid Praises for Frenkel

Israel’s Bank of Israel kept the country’s prime interest rate unchanged at 1.25 percent for the month of July.Chana Ya'ar, 6/24/2013, 7:18 PM

Fischer: Hareidi Birthrate ‘a Problem’

Bank of Israel head makes controversial statements about hareidi, Arab families in a farewell address.Maayana Miskin, 6/12/2013, 12:59 PM

'Dollar Gone Wild' Prompts Unusual Move by Fischer

Interest rates will go down by a quarter point on Friday, an unusual mid-month move by outgoing BOI Chairman Stanley FischerDavid Lev, 5/13/2013, 4:05 PM

Deficit Spending Target Approved, After S&P Cut

The government voted to approve an increase in the state budget's deficit target, at a compromise level of 4.65%David Lev, 5/5/2013, 6:07 PM

Lapid Agrees to Raise Deficit to 4.65%

Finance Minister Yair Lapid agrees to increase the deficit target to 4.65% for 2013, after originally planning to increase it to 4.9%.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/3/2013, 8:58 PM

Lapid Seeks Unprecedented Deficit

Lapid wants to increase deficit goal to 50 billion. Sources close to PM say he’s working alone.Maayana Miskin, 5/3/2013, 2:45 AM

Exporters 'Near Panic' As Shekel Breaks NIS 3.60

Israeli exporters were besides themselves Monday, as the dollar sank below the NIS 3.60 level.David Lev, 4/30/2013, 4:46 AM

Stanley Fischer Backs Lapid on Deficit Goal

Bank of Israel head comes to agreement with Lapid, backs 3% deficit target., 4/23/2013, 6:49 PM

‘Social Justice’ Backs Lapid: Increase the Deficit

Group founded by ‘social justice’ protesters backs Lapid on budget, says increasing deficit is ‘responsible.’Maayana Miskin, 4/14/2013, 2:14 PM

Bank of Israel vs. Lapid on Running Up Deficit

Lapid seeks leeway in 2013 budget; Bank of Israel chief Stanley Fischer nixes change to deficit plan.Maayana Miskin, 4/14/2013, 11:39 AM

BOI Buys Dollars, But Shekel Stays Strong

In an effort to keep the value of the shekel lower, the Bank of Israel intervened in the currency markets.David Lev, 4/9/2013, 3:46 AM

Video: 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.' Annie Lubin, 1/30/2013, 1:58 PM

Fischer to Step Down as Bank of Israel Head

Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer has submitted his resignation and will leave his post in JuneDavid Lev and AFP, 1/29/2013, 9:03 PM

BOI Cuts Interest to Lowest Rate in 2 Years

The Bank of Israel dropped the prime interest rate on Monday to its lowest level in more than two years.Chana Ya'ar, 12/25/2012, 7:37 AM

Bank of Israel: No Changes in Interest for Dec.

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer has left the prime interest rate unchanged for the month of December.Chana Ya'ar, 11/26/2012, 10:17 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shekel Sinks, Now Worth 25 Cents

The dollar-shekel rate hit a three-year high this week and is just about touching the level where a shekel is worth only a quarter.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/27/2012, 2:27 PM

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

Fischer: Time to Pay Up; VAT Must Rise 1%

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer on Wednesday declared his support for raising Israel's Value Added Tax (VAT) by at least 1%David Lev, 5/24/2012, 2:56 PM

Fischer: I'm Not a Candidate for President

Bank of Israel Governor Professor Stanley Fischer at a speech: The path I chose in life does not qualify me to be Israel's president.Elad Benari, 1/24/2012, 1:15 AM

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

Fischer Won’t Head IMF

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer disqualified from the race to head the International Monetary Fund due to his age.Elad Benari, 6/14/2011, 3:13 AM

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

Protest: Block Money to Gaza

In a protest on Friday, protesters will call on the Israeli government to stop transferring money to Hamas as long as Gilad Shalit is held captive.Elad Benari, 6/7/2011, 4:46 AM

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

Israeli Home Prices Soar

Israeli homes continue to prove be one of the best investments around. Growth in home prices in the Jewish state is the third highest in the world.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/28/2011, 4:16 PM

Protests on ‘Political’ Currency

Stanley Fischer’s political agenda calls for Rabin and Begin’s pictures to grace Israeli currency, but he never asked Begin’s family. It objects.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/20/2010, 3:53 PM

Bernanke Praises Fischer

Israeli Central Bank Governor Stanley Fischer earns praises from his former student, Federal Reserve Bank chief Ben Bernanke. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/13/2010, 9:32 AM

HDI: Israel in 15th Spot

Israel climbs 12 rungs on UN Development Project index that measures average wage, life expectancy and education.Gil Ronen, 11/4/2010, 7:17 PM

Fischer Forgets Sabbath

Bank of Israel Governor receives high honors abroad but forgets to honor the Sabbath, prompting ire in Israel.Gil Ronen, 10/11/2010, 2:20 PM

Number One: Bank of Israel Head

The British magazine EuroMoney has designated Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer as the number-one national bank governor in the world. Hillel Fendel, 10/11/2010, 11:54 AM

'Second Recession Unlikely'

Bank of Israel Governor: chances of a second recession are no more than 25%.Gil Ronen, 9/5/2010, 9:30 PM

Euro Could Collapse, Expert Says

Prof. Yaakov Frenkel predicts a collapse of the European currency in three years if Greek crisis is not solved. Stanley Fischer begins second term.Gil Ronen, 5/2/2010, 11:33 PM

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

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

‘Chinese Wall’ against Sanctions

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer and Vice Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon are trying to scale a Chinese wall against tough sanctions on Iran. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/1/2010, 10:57 AM

Fischer to Woo China on Iran

Bank of Israel Gov. Stanley Fischer, accompanied by Minister Moshe Yaalon, are going to China to try and convince it to support sanctions on Iran.Gil Ronen, 2/21/2010, 4:18 PM

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

Iran Pushes US, Israel Closer

The threat of a nuclear Iran has pushed Israel and the US closer together, national security advisor Arad told the Herzliya Conference on Sunday.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/31/2010, 11:12 PM

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

Fischer’s Dollar Buying Binge

Fischer pulled another rabbit out of his hat and performed his favorite trick – buying more dollars to weaken the shekel. How long will it work? Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/4/2009, 9:04 AM

Fischer: Israel a ‘Safe Bet’

Israel has been a Rock of Gibraltar in the global crisis. S&P retains its bond rating. Stanley Fischer says Israel is one of the world’s best bets.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/19/2009, 2:12 AM