20,000 Chinese Workers to Bring Down House PricesFinance Ministry says Chinese builders work 50% faster than others; PM announces move as gov't seeks to tackle rising living costs.
Israel to Return to Days of High Cellphone Costs?High-cost Cellcom may buy discount Golan Telecom in a move which consumers fear will drive up cell phone service prices.
Critics: Kahlon Plan To Make Homes More ExpensiveGovernment votes to raise purchase tax, but will this make housing cheaper for Israelis? Depends on whom you ask.
'Housing Czar' Kahlon Ready to Take On Home PricesFinance Minister Moshe Kahlon unveiled the first segment of his plan to lower housing costs in Israel.
Report Fingers High-Earning 'Fat Cat' BankersA report in business daily Globes concluded that the nine best paid bankers earned NIS 52.2 million ($13 million) between them in 2014.
Minimum Wage to Be Raised to 5,300 ShekelFourth stage of gradual minimum wage raise program announced Monday, will take effect in 2017.
Haredi Stores More Expensive for PassoverMyth that haredi grocery stores are cheaper shattered by Army Radio study, which finds that even matzah is more expensive at Osher Ad.
Could Gas Price Jump Affect Elections?After four straight months of falling gasoline prices, the party appears to be over for Israeli drivers. Will it affect how they vote?
Netanyahu, Lapid Snipe At Each Other Over HousingState Comptroller to release report assigning responsibility to both men – as well as to Ehud Olmert – for rise in real estate values.
Report Indicates Milk Consumers Are Being MilkedConsumers in Israel pay more for milk, but an Agriculture Ministry study shows that production costs in Israel and the EU are very similar.
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.
Likud: Kahlon's Successes Are Ours, TooThe Likud for the first time responded to claims by Moshe Kahlon that he single-handedly reduced the cost of cellphone service.
Kahlon: Choose Reform Instead of Easy SolutionsKulanu Chairman Moshe Kahlon tells high school students that raising taxes is an easy solution that doesn't address Israel's real problems.
MKs Slam Kahlon's Claims on Cost of LivingMoshe Kahlon's claims he lowered cell phone costs, but it was really Netanyahu who was responsible, says MK Miri Regev.
Israelis Fed Up with Poverty, Corruption1/3 of Israelis facing financial difficulties, 42% believe government is corrupt - but overwhelming majority, including Arabs, patriotic.
Housing Ministry Unveils Plan for Cheaper HousingThe Housing Ministry announced a new plan in which the state would be the guarantor for construction of apartments.
Kahlon's Party to Focus on Cost of Living, Housing'The concept of 'monopoly' needs to disappear,' former Likud minister states, in remarks over plans for his new political party.
Nearly 2/3 of Israelis are Often OverdrawnShocking figures reveal many Israelis living constantly in the red; Bank of Israel wants to know why.
Top 10% Make 8.5% More Than Bottom 10%: CBSIsrael's poor are not getting ahead - but they are not falling behind, either, new numbers from the Central Bureau of Statistics show.
Herzog: Lapid a 'Human Shield' For PM's DecisionsOpposition leader claims Netanyahu's business deals, placement of Lapid as minister are 'political ploys' that hurt the people .
Moshe Kahlon Leaves Likud to Form New PartyFormer minister officially cancels Likud membership in move needed to start new Knesset party, after Monday announcement.
Kahlon Vows to Fix Cost of Living When He ReturnsFormer minister reiterates intent to form new party, says cost of living 'needs to be dealt with.'
Man Behind Berlin Campaign 'Shocked' at Uproar25 year-old from Tel Aviv area revealed to be man behind emigration campaign; says he simply wanted to point out cost of living gap.
Protest Head: Lapid Destroyed Chances to Buy HomesHead of Facebook campaign urging Israelis to move to Berlin fires back at Finance Minister who criticized the campaign.
Knesset to End Price-Fixing on Vegetables, ChickenMKs work to close legal loophole allowing stores, venders to collaborate on prices of farm products.
Liberman: Give State Discounts for Young ParentsForeign Minister Avigdor Liberman pushes VAT exemption for young apartment buyers, IDF vets; also subsidized daycare.
Bennett: Cost of Living – The Most Important IssueMinister of Economy takes on industrialists upset by his pro-competition measures.
'Our Children Have No Future'Protests erupt in Tel Aviv's Rabin square against high cost of living; local Israelis joined by MKs, actors in public outcry.
Analyst: Farmers’ ‘Cartels’ Mean Israelis Pay MoreAnalyst: Israelis pay 25% more due to powerful agricultural lobbies. The solution is simple – but won’t be easy.
Bank Fees Down in 2013Bank of Israel report lists banks with the highest, lowest fees for 2013.
Bennett Takes On Café Price-FixingMinister of Economy reacts to report that Israeli coffee chains agreed not to lower prices in face of competition.
Bennett: Imports Will Bring Down Cost of LivingThe government promised lower prices, and on Monday it will try to begin to fulfill its promise.
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.’
'In Case You Missed it – Cottage Cheese Cheaper'Finance Minister takes pride in reduced price of cottage cheese. High prices sparked 2011 boycott movement.
Minister: Don’t Buy New Cars! Prices to DropTransportation Minister tells Israelis not to buy new cars. ‘Wait until we break import monopoly.’
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
Bennett Cuts Price of BreadPrice of plain white bread to fall for the first time in four years.
Bennett’s First Speech: ‘Fearless Leadership’Naftali Bennett takes on tycoons, unions and the Rabbinate in his first Knesset speech, and calls for “fearless leadership.”
Steinitz Slams Media: ‘Truth’ a Forgotten WordFinance Minister Steinitz slams Israel's mainstream media dishonesty, particularly over social protests and US-Israel relations..
Government Ads: We Lowered Cost of LivingAs ‘social justice’ protests continue, government unveils ads revealing drop in the cost of living.
Tel Aviv Ranked Middle East's Most Expensive CityTel Aviv is the Middle East’s most expensive city and the 31st most expensive city in the world for expats, a cost of living survey says.
Gas Price Goes Up – but Only to 8.00 NISNetanyahu and Steinitz reduce excise tax by 15 agorot per liter, price rises to 8.00 NIS, not 8.15 as planned.
Trajtenberg: Israelis Not Feeling GrowthTrajtenberg says successive governments let prices skyrocket, leaving Israelis facing the same struggles despite economic growth.
MK: Hareidim Won't Accept Trachtenberg PlansThe Trachtenberg committee has plans for the economy, but Hareidim, who feel they are unrepresented, may reject them.