US, Israel Issue Landmark Agreement for Mutual Investor Visas

American, Israeli visa process opened to allow US nationals to invest in Israel economy, and vice versa. Is this the end to a visa crisis?Tova Dvorin and Hezki Baruch, 8/13/2014, 1:17 PM

Govt. Makes it Easier to Deal With Bills During Gaza Operation

Ministries introduce a series of steps that will ease the burden on families, reservists and others due to Operation Protective Edge.Moshe Cohen, 7/24/2014, 8:49 PM

Economics Ministry Ready to Help Southern Businesses

The Economics Ministry is offering special help to the many businesses in southern Israel facing financial losses from the war.Yaakov Levi, 7/24/2014, 3:53 PM

CBS: Better Salaries and More Jobs in 2014, So Far

There were more jobs in 2014 for Israelis to choose from, and the salaries were better, too, statistics show.Yaakov Levi, 7/6/2014, 5:10 PM

Negotiations Underway to Bring Old Navy to Israel

Highly popular US clothing brand to open 5-7 branches in Israel, following success of sister brand GAP.Tova Dvorin, 7/6/2014, 12:08 PM

Law Authorized to Limit Salaries of Top Execs

A new law will require publicly traded companies to limit the salaries of their top executives to no more than NIS 3.5 million.Yaakov Levi, 6/30/2014, 10:39 AM

CBS: Worker Demand Up Almost 7% in May

Despite misgivings among economists, the May jobs report shows that Israel's economy is still robust.Yosef Berger, 6/15/2014, 8:09 PM

Report Shows Israeli Hedge Funds Punching Above Their Weight

Israeli hedge funds outperformed rivals in both 2012 and 2013; industry grew by one third during that period.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2014, 4:31 PM

Report: Last Year Alone Crime Cost Israel 14.5 Billion Shekel

Crime may not pay, but it costs – and for Israel, the price of crime over the past decade has been NIS 177 billion ($51 billion).Yosef Berger, 5/11/2014, 6:21 PM

New Home Sales Down 10% in March

New home sales were down 10% in March, as Israelis were holding off on buying homes in the wake of a plan to cut VAT payments.Moshe Cohen, 5/4/2014, 10:50 PM

Lapid Promises Govt. 'Will Pay its Bills on Time'

Finance Minister Yair Lapid is out to set an example - and ease the burden on small business in Israel.David Lev, 4/3/2014, 11:17 AM

2013 a Bumper Crop Year for Cars, Statistics Show

There are more cars than ever on Israel's roads, which are already quite crowded, the Central Bureau of Statistics said.Yaakov Levi , 3/30/2014, 8:05 PM

Average Salaries in Israel Up in 2013

Most Israelis made more in 2013 than in 2012 - with some; like those in the communications industry, making a lot more.David Lev, 3/6/2014, 3:38 PM

PA Report: Palestinians Prefer to Buy 'Blue and White'

According to a PA report, 70% of the PA's imports were from Israel, with imports worth $3.5 billion entering the Authority from Israel.David Lev, 2/3/2014, 8:14 PM

Housing Crisis Continues: Prices Up by Another 8%

Housing prices rose 8% in 2013. Price hike follows doubling in price over seven previous years.Maayana Miskin, 2/2/2014, 4:18 PM

Feiglin: Talks Worse for Economy Than Boycott

Likud MK unconcerned by boycott threat, says data proves Israel-PA talks – and US aid – hurt Israel more than sanctions.Maayana Miskin, 2/2/2014, 10:14 AM

Bennett: 'Boycott Threats Won't Move Us'

Bennett responds to Kerry's threats of international boycott, says 'only security will bring financial stability, not PA terror state.'Ari Yashar, 2/1/2014, 8:56 PM

Lapid: If Peace Talks Fail, the Economy Will be Hurt

Finance Minister dismisses nationalists' warnings against a Palestinian state as "unfounded prophecies of doom."Elad Benari, 1/30/2014, 2:13 AM

Israel: The 'Innovation Nation'

Prime Minister Netanyahu details his economic vision at Davos this past Friday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2014, 2:11 PM

Israel Among Ten Most Powerful Nations In World

Recent study of National Power Index ranks Israel tenth; research is composite index of factors including military and economic capability.Ari Yashar, 1/24/2014, 12:35 PM

Meretz MK: Fire Bennett for Comments on Palestinian State

MK Nitzan Horowitz slams Minister Naftali Bennett for saying that a Palestinian state would crush the Israeli economy.Elad Benari, 1/22/2014, 4:15 AM

Livni: Bennett Speaks for 'Settlers' - Not the Common Israeli

Livni attacks Bennett over assessment of two-state solution on Israeli economy, claims he prefers 'settlements' over Israel.Tova Dvorin, 1/21/2014, 12:44 AM

Palestinian State 'Would Crush the Israeli Economy'

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett says boycotts could harm Israel a little, but giving land away would destroy Israel's economy.Tova Dvorin, 1/20/2014, 5:21 PM

Melchior: Let's Not Fight Over Shemitta

The upcoming Shemitta year could be a great opportunity to spread Jewish education and values among Israelis, said Rabbi Michael MelchiorDavid Lev, 1/2/2014, 11:34 AM

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%.Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 12/31/2013, 9:49 PM

OECD Sec'y-Gen Praises Israeli Economy With Lapid

In joint press conference, Angel Gurria and Finance Min. Lapid discuss new OECD report on Israeli economy.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 12/9/2013, 9:26 AM

Report: In Spite of Strong Economy, Israeli Poverty Still High

High unemployment among Arab women, hareidi men contributes towards Israel ranking bottom out of 35 OECD states.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2013, 4:55 PM

Rouhani: Deal Helps Iranian Economy

Iranian President presents next year's budget, demonstrates how interim deal helps Iranian economy.Tova Dvorin, 12/8/2013, 12:55 PM

Israeli Hi-Tech Startups On The Rise Again

Acquisitions and bids at unseen levels since 2000 dotcom bubble burst, hi-tech sector attracting growing international attention.Ari Yashar, 12/2/2013, 1:21 PM

Lapid: No New Income Taxes Next Year

Income tax for Israelis will not rise next year, as had been planned, Finance Minister Yair Lapid said.David Lev, 11/25/2013, 10:17 PM

Top Economist Says Lapid Lied, Israel a ‘Paradise for Oligarchs’

Former Accountant General says centralization robs Israelis of purchasing power, puts country’s future at risk.Maayana Miskin, 11/21/2013, 10:57 AM

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 BennettDavid Lev, 11/7/2013, 12:46 PM

Analysis: PA Stalls Talks for Economic Incentives

PA officials repeatedly juxtapose money woes, complaints about Israel building initiatives. Is it a ploy to gain time, money for intifada?Tova Dvorin, 11/7/2013, 1:12 AM

Next Bank of Israel Governor: Karnit Flug

Acting Bank of Israel governor is appointed to prestigious post.Maayana Miskin, 10/20/2013, 2:39 PM

Netanyahu's New Year Message: '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.Kochava Rozenbaum , 9/4/2013, 10:10 AM

Economy Expands Sharply as Israelis Spend

The Israeli economy continues to improve, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics released Sunday said.David Lev, 8/18/2013, 4:23 PM

U.S. Economy is Improving, Says Expert

The United States economy is improving and is in better shape compared to other world countries, says Professor Avraham Ravid.Elad Benari & Eliran Aharon, 7/18/2013, 4:46 AM

Average Salary Up, Unemployment Low

The average salary in Israel rose 1.6% in April, following a separate 1.8% increase recorded in January. Meanwhile, unemployment remains lowDavid Lev, 7/7/2013, 4:35 PM

Netanyahu to Port Unions: The Monopoly is Over

Netanyahu, Lapid and Katz announce opening of two new ports. ‘2,000 men can’t shut down the country anymore.’Maayana Miskin, 7/3/2013, 2:01 PM

Unemployment Down Again in Israel

The Israeli economy continues to do well in the face of ongoing problems in the world economy, with unemployment down againDavid Lev, 6/30/2013, 8:18 PM

July Interest Rate Unchanged 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

Israelis Protest Proposal to Export Natural Gas

Israelis protest a government proposal to export 40 percent of the country’s newly discovered natural gas reserves.Chana Ya'ar, 6/23/2013, 10:57 AM

Israel Will Help Boost Colombian Economy: Peres

President Shimon Peres vows that Israel would help develop Colombia's economy, as he welcomed his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos.Rina Tzvi , 6/10/2013, 4:48 PM

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.Douglas Goldstein, 5/29/2013, 12:14 AM

Bennett’s ‘Red Phone’ to Help Threatened Industries

Minister unveils new procedure for responding quickly to economic crises.Maayana Miskin, 5/2/2013, 10:01 PM

Bennett: Cost of Living Already Coming Down

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday was named as chairman of a ministerial committee to reduce the cost of living in IsraelDavid Lev, 4/28/2013, 10:36 PM

More Jobs Available for Israeli Workers

While the U.S. and Europe suffer from ongoing unemployment, there were more jobs for Israelis, and workers earned more, at least nominallyDavid Lev, 4/8/2013, 5:46 AM

Steinitz: Sequestration Could Drag Down Israel's Economy

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz called the latest fiscal developments in the U.S. “worrying"David Lev, 3/3/2013, 5:33 PM

Obama's 'State of Union' Set for Feb. 12

President Barack Obama will give his annual "State of the Union" address to Congress on February 12, the White House announced Friday.Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/10/2013, 2:35 PM

Obama Warns of Threats to Thousands of Jobs

Obama warned Congress that steep budget cuts would hurt the economy and threaten jobs., 2/9/2013, 8:19 PM

Israelis Importing So Many Cars, License Numbers Are Running Low

Not long ago, Israelis largely relied on public transport to get around, but those days are long goneDavid Lev, 1/28/2013, 10:01 PM

Israelis Crowd Malls, Beaches, and Restaurants in Rare 'Day Off'

The big winners on Election Day turned out to be the country's malls, restaurants, beaches, and parksDavid Lev, 1/22/2013, 9:01 PM

Group: Election Day Costs 'Crushing' for the Economy

Election Day will cost Israelis NIS 1.1 billion (about $300 million), a consulting group said - a crushing burden for the Israeli economyDavid Lev, 1/21/2013, 9:20 PM

Bennett: Expelling Jews would Kill the Economy

A withdrawal from Judea and Samaria would mean economic collapse, Naftali Bennett tells opponents.Maayana Miskin, 1/18/2013, 3:46 AM

AARP Warns Tough Economy Threatens 50+ Retirement

A new report from the AARP warns the drooping US economy is threatening future retirement for middle class workers age 50-plus. Chana Ya'ar, 1/16/2013, 1:41 PM

Obama Warns Republicans Against Toying with Economy

Obama warned Republicans against using the debt ceiling as a "bargaining chip," saying a failure to raise it would sow financial chaos. , 1/15/2013, 11:39 AM

Lapid: 'Settlers' Taking Money from Middle Class

Yesh Atid chairman tells Bennett: "You turned the communities in Judea and Samaria into another extortionate sector."Elad Benari, 1/15/2013, 1:17 AM