Hamas Govt. Passes 2014 Budget Amid Plunging GDP$784 million budget approved; GDP growth plummets from 26% to 3% in 2 years, unemployment rate at 30%.
OECD Sec'y-Gen Praises Israeli Economy With LapidIn joint press conference, Angel Gurria and Finance Min. Lapid discuss new OECD report on Israeli economy.
Israeli Poverty Still High Despite Strong EconomyHigh unemployment among Arab women, hareidi men contributes towards Israel ranking bottom out of 35 OECD states.
Rouhani: Deal Helps Iranian EconomyIranian President presents next year's budget, demonstrates how interim deal helps Iranian economy.
Israeli Hi-Tech Startups On The Rise AgainAcquisitions and bids at unseen levels since 2000 dotcom bubble burst, hi-tech sector attracting growing international attention.
Lapid: No New Income Taxes Next YearIncome tax for Israelis will not rise next year, as had been planned, Finance Minister Yair Lapid said.
Zelicha: Lapid Lied, Israel Paradise for OligarchsFormer Accountant General says centralization robs Israelis of purchasing power, puts country’s future at risk.
Bennett: Israel An 'Economic Light to the Nations'If we can't agree on politics, we can agree that 'Israel is a light in the global economic storm,' said Economics Minister Naftali Bennett
Analysis: PA Stalls Talks for Economic IncentivesPA officials repeatedly juxtapose money woes, complaints about Israel building initiatives. Is it a ploy to gain time, money for intifada?
Next Band of Israel Governor: Karnit FlugActing Bank of Israel governor is appointed to prestigious post.
Netanyahu: 'We've Defied the Laws of History'PM Netanyahu wishes Jews all over the world a happy new year, says Israel "remains an oasis" in the Middle East.
Economy Expands Sharply as Israelis SpendThe Israeli economy continues to improve, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics released Sunday said.
U.S. Economy is Improving, Says ExpertThe United States economy is improving and is in better shape compared to other world countries, says Professor Avraham Ravid.
Average Salary Up, Unemployment LowThe average salary in Israel rose 1.6% in April, following a separate 1.8% increase recorded in January. Meanwhile, unemployment remains low
Netanyahu to Port Unions: The Monopoly is OverNetanyahu, Lapid and Katz announce opening of two new ports. ‘2,000 men can’t shut down the country anymore.’
Unemployment Down Again in IsraelThe Israeli economy continues to do well in the face of ongoing problems in the world economy, with unemployment down again
July Interest Rate 1.25% 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.
Israelis Protest Proposal to Export Natural GasIsraelis protest a government proposal to export 40 percent of the country’s newly discovered natural gas reserves.
Israel Will Help Boost Colombian Economy: PeresPresident Shimon Peres vows that Israel would help develop Colombia's economy, as he welcomed his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos.
Book Details History of Jews and Capitalism"Jews were often excluded in the past by law from economic life making them look for new economic opportunities," says author of book.
Bennett’s ‘Red Phone’ to Help Threatened IndustryMinister unveils new procedure for responding quickly to economic crises.
Bennett: Cost of Living Already Coming DownEconomics Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday was named as chairman of a ministerial committee to reduce the cost of living in Israel
More Jobs Available for Israeli WorkersWhile the U.S. and Europe suffer from ongoing unemployment, there were more jobs for Israelis, and workers earned more, at least nominally
Steinitz: Sequestration Could Drag Down EconomyFinance Minister Yuval Steinitz called the latest fiscal developments in the U.S. “worrying"
Obama's 'State of Union' Set for Feb. 12President Barack Obama will give his annual "State of the Union" address to Congress on February 12, the White House announced Friday.
Obama Warns of Threats to Thousands of JobsObama warned Congress that steep budget cuts would hurt the economy and threaten jobs.
Prosperous Israel Importing More Cars Than EverNot long ago, Israelis largely relied on public transport to get around, but those days are long gone
Israelis Crowd Malls, Beaches, and RestaurantsThe big winners on Election Day turned out to be the country's malls, restaurants, beaches, and parks
Group: Election Day Costs 'Crushing' for IsraelElection Day will cost Israelis NIS 1.1 billion (about $300 million), a consulting group said - a crushing burden for the Israeli economy
Bennett: Expelling Jews would Kill the EconomyA withdrawal from Judea and Samaria would mean economic collapse, Naftali Bennett tells opponents.
AARP Warns Tough Economy Threatens 50+ RetirementA new report from the AARP warns the drooping US economy is threatening future retirement for middle class workers age 50-plus.
Obama Warns Republicans Against Foul PlayObama warned Republicans against using the debt ceiling as a "bargaining chip," saying a failure to raise it would sow financial chaos.
Lapid: 'Settlers' Taking Money from Middle ClassYesh Atid chairman tells Bennett: "You turned the communities in Judea and Samaria into another extortionate sector."
Economy Party Fights for Divorced FathersEven terrorism can be fought using economics. The new Calcala party is headed by a former Kadima MK and two American brothers.
US Climbs Back Up Fiscal Cliff – Until Next TimeCongress finally climbed back on the fiscal cliff after falling off, but it may not be the last time the US visits the virtual precipice.
Poll: Economic Issues Top Security Ones for VotersA poll taken on behalf of the Labor Party indicates that voters are more concerned with economic issues than they are with security issues.
Area Tensions Scare Off US Company from IsraelA US company balked at dealing with an Israeli firm because of concern over area tensions, setting off fears of a “security boycott.”
PA Begs Arab World to Keep It AlivePA Prime Minister Fayaad appealed to the Arab world to replace tax revenues Israel is using to pay off PA debts
Senate Set to Consider New Round of Iran SanctionsThe Senate is set to consider a broader round of economic sanctions on Friday against Iran's energy, port, shipping and shipbuilding sectors
Expert: Pillar of Defense Cost TolerableAs life in Israel gets back to normal after Operation Pillar of Defense, economists have begun tallying up the financial damage.
'Israel-US Economic Ties Growing at Dizzying Pace'"The economic and commercial ties between the two countries are growing at a dizzying pace," says ambassador Oren.
Part-Timers Now Eligible for Unemployment BenefitsA new law will make it easier for Israelis who work part-time will for the first time qualify for unemployment benefits.
Diamond Mogul is Israel’s Richest Man:$8.1 BillionDiamond magnate Beny Steinmetz is Israel’s richest man, replacing members of the famed Ofer family. How rich? $8.1 billion.
Poll Shows Israelis Not Savvy About InvestmentsA poll by the Central Bureau of Statistics showed that Israelis were very savvy about money matters, but less so about investments.
Giuliani: Obama Should 'Resign' Over Libya, SandyRudy Giuliani tore into Obama, saying the president should "resign" over terrorist attack in Libya and for campaigning after Hurricane Sandy
Two Large Israeli Tech Companies Announce LayoffsCellphone company Partner, and microprocessor designer and maker Freescale are laying off workers.
Ahmadinejad Denies Reports of Failing EconomyThe Iranian President says his country's enemies are waging a 'psychological war' with their efforts to cripple the economy
Arab Spring Blew in Rotten EconomyThe rotten fruits of the Arab Spring have been poor economies, the Arab Monetary Fund says. It also cited the global financial crisis.
PA Protesters: 'Israel is Not Always to Blame'Social protests are escalating within the Palestinian Authority territories with rising unemployment and no economic relief.
‘King David Was Right, Jerusalem is the Capital’Media mogul Rupert Murdoch said at an investment meeting that, “What was right for King David is right for me. Jerusalem is the capital."
Euro Zone Slips Back to RecessionEurope is slipping into a recession, according to data revealed by the European Central Bank on Wednesday.
Israeli Unemployment Rate Drops 0.6%Israel’s unemployment rate fell by 0.6 percent in July, according to a report from the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics.
Minimum Wage Going Up to $1,069Monthly minimum salary to rise by NIS 200 to NIS 4,300.
Iranian War Threat Chasing Away Foreign InvestorsThe war of words between Israel and Iran is being treated as a real war by foreign investors and customers, scared of the real thing.
War with Iran Could Cost Economy $42 BillionA business firm says a war with Iran could cost the economy $42 billion (167 billion shekels) in direct costs and damages over five years.
Israeli Dollar Hoard a Weapon Against War DisasterGloom and doomers warn that war with Iran could cripple the economy, but Israel has a weapon: $70 billion in dollar reserves.
Financial System Preparing for Iran StrikeBank of Israel Governor says the financial system is preparing for an Israeli strike in Iran and a resulting downturn in the economy.