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Economist: Interest rate move is testimony to strength of Israeli economy

Economist and mortgage consultant Be’eri Gurtler Har-Tuv speaks about the Bank of Israel interest rate increase and the Israeli economy.

Interest rate move is testimony to strength of Israeli economyplayer

First time in years: Bank of Israel expected to raise interest rates

Most economists estimate: The interest rate will rise from 0.1% to 0.25% - and will continue to rise in the coming months.

Bank of Israel expected to raise interest rates

Israel gets its first digital bank

Digital bank is the first new bank to be formed in Israel in 43 years.

Israel gets its first digital bank

Risk of the Delta variant and Israel Bank's position

The Bank of Israel has kept its base interest rate at 0.1%, citing dangers to the nascent Delta economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Risk of the Delta variant and Israel Bank's position

Will the digital shekel function as electronic handcuffs?

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are spurring central banks into action - but will they respect the privacy of the individual?

Will the digital shekel function as electronic handcuffs?

Bank of Israel: Quick recovery from coronavirus crisis is crucial

New report says steps taken by Bank of Israel during outbreak succeeded in restoring markets to proper functioning.

Bank of Israel: Quick recovery from crisis is crucial

As the coronavirus crisis worsens: 'State needs to reach deeper into its pockets'

A financial strategist tells Arutz Sheva that the Bank of Israel & gov't need to take action to prevent the severe recession in the making.

As crisis worsens: 'State needs to reach into its pockets'

'A good year for the Israeli economy'

Bank of Israel governor presents PM with annual report on the economy. 'The Israeli economy is in a good situation.'

'A good year for the Israeli economy'

New Bank of Israel governor: It's a tremendous honor

Cabinet approves Amir Yaron as the next governor of the Bank of Israel.

New Bank of Israel governor: It's a tremendous honor

University of Penn. economist cleared to head Bank of Israel

US-based academic cleared by vetting committee to replace Karnit Flug as Israel's top banker.

University of Penn. economist cleared to head Bank of Israel

From Pennsylvania to the Bank of Israel

Professor from Donald Trump's alma mater tapped to replace Karnit Flug as governor of Bank of Israel.

From Pennsylvania to the Bank of Israel

Way paved for appointing Chief of Staff and Commissioner

Newly elected Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel President retires from Senior Appointments Advisory Committee.

Way paved for appointing Chief of Staff and Commissioner

Who will be the next Bank of Israel Governor?

Netanyahu and Kahlon interview two candidates, expected to interview third candidate today, but candidates' list not finalized.

Who will be the next Bank of Israel Governor?

Bank of Israel Governor will not seek second term

Dr. Karnit Flug informs PM Netanyahu she will not stand as a candidate for an additional term as Governor of the Bank of Israel.

Bank of Israel Governor will not seek second term

Bank of Israel hosts discussion on Israeli, Swiss economies

Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank visits Israel, meets with the Governor of the Bank of Israel.

Bank of Israel hosts discussion on Israeli, Swiss economies

'Israel's economy doing well, without a doubt'

Bank of Israel presents annual report, President Rivlin says Israel's economy is good, but Israel must 'monitor economic processes closely.'

'Israel's economy doing well, without a doubt'

Bank of Israel releases designs for new bills with Hebrew poets

Images of female Hebrew poets featured on the new designs of the 20- and 100-shekel bills released by The Bank of Israel.

Bank of Israel releases designs for new bills with Hebrew poets

Bank of Israel to keep interest rates at 0.1%

The Bank of Israel announced it is keeping their interest rate at 0.1% for the month of January. Growth and inflation remain healthy.

Bank of Israel to keep interest rates at 0.1%

Bibi calls to unleash Israel's economic potential

Bank of Israel report signals strong, stable economy. PM calls to slash bureaucracy and unleash wave of economic growth.

Bibi calls to 'unleash Israel's economic potential' with reforms

End of the housing bubble?

Steady rise in price of housing has finally halted. But is this just a pause or the sign of a long term change?

End of the housing bubble?

Negative interest rates: Could Israel be next?

With deepening deflation despite soaring housing prices, will Israel be the next country to try extreme monetary policies?

Negative interest rates: Could Israel be next?

Forged 200 shekel bills discovered

Five residents of Bedouin town in northern Israel arrested after using counterfeit bank notes at gas stations across Upper Galilee.

Two weeks into circulation, forged 200 shekel bills discovered

Deri: Israel 'discriminates' against Mizrahim

Shas chairman Aryeh Deri demands faces on newly designed shekel bills include some Israelis of Middle Eastern descent.

Deri: Israel's currency 'discriminates' against Mizrahi Jews

New blue NIS 200 bills ready for prime time

The Bank of Israel on Monday officially unveiled its new design for NIS 200 bills, and said it would start distributing them soon.

New blue NIS 200 bills ready for prime time, says Bank of Israel

Bank Expected to 'Goose' Economy With Rate Slash

The Bank of Israel is expected to cut interest rates further, in order to prompt spending in Israel's weak economy.

Bank of Israel Cut Interests Rates to New Record Low

Israel's Gaza War Losses Made Up by Gas Money

Operation Protective Edge's financial impact totally covered by mass profits from Israel's new natural gas deposits.

Israel's Gaza War Losses Made Up by Gas Money

Shekel Still on the Rise

After BOI says it won't lower interest rate, shekel-dollar rate dips to NIS 3.93 per dollar.

Shekel Still on the Rise

'Don't Fight the Fed,' Bank of Israel Learns Again

The shekel fell when the Bank of Israel slashed interest rates - and rose again, when the Federal Reserve didn't do anything.

'Don't Fight the Fed,' Bank of Israel Learns Once Again

Prices Deflate 0.3% in January, as Trend Continues

The newest scourge of economists, deflation, hit Israel in a big way in January. In a trend that began in 2014.

Prices Deflate 0.3% in January, as Trend Continues

Bank of Israel Seeks Major Tax Raise

Israel is in the budgetary hole for NIS 18 billion (over $4 billion) – and the only way out, say the Bank of Israel, is to raise taxes.

Bank of Israel Seeks Major Tax Raise

'Ariel for Israel, Umm el-Fahm for Palestine'

Avigdor Liberman says Yisrael Beytenu will join any government which supports its controversial 'transfer' plan, with major land swaps.

'Ariel for Israel, Umm el-Fahm for Palestine'

Bank of Israel Bought $7 Billion in 2014

The Bank of Israel in 2014 bought over $7 billion in an effort to prop up the value of the dollar versus the shekel.

Bank of Israel Bought $7 Billion in 2014

Research Shows Young Couples Struggle to Buy Homes

Prices soar with salaries not meeting the rise, leaving young couples less able to become homeowners amid noted gap in income brackets.

Research Shows Young Couples Struggling to Buy Homes

Experts: Shekel Likely to Continue Sinking

The “bottom” for the shekel is a long way off, say foreign currency experts, with the dollar expected to continue strengthening.

Experts: Shekel Likely to Continue Sinking Against Dollar

Nearly 2/3 of Israelis are Often Overdrawn

Shocking figures reveal many Israelis living constantly in the red; Bank of Israel wants to know why.

Living on the Edge: Nearly 2/3 of Israelis are Often Overdrawn

Bank of Israel Unveils New 50 Shekel Bill

50 shekel (almost $15) banknote presented ahead of its entry to circulation; features likeness of Hebrew poet Shaul Tchernichovsky.

Bank of Israel Unveils New 50 Shekel Bill

Poll: Israelis Woefully Ignorant of Economic ABCs

The richer you are, the more likely you are to know about basic economic and financial principles - and that's a real problem.

Poll: Does Earning Less Mean You Don’t Have Economic ABC’s?

$100 Million BOI Buy Not Enough to Prop Up Dollar

Even a $100 million purchase by the Bank of Israel couldn't prop up the sagging dollar.

$100 Million BOI Buy Not Enough to Prop Up Dollar

Bank of Israel Warns against Bitcoin

Financial institutions warn Bitcoin is fertile ground for fraudulent activities, and highly volatile.

Bank of Israel Warns against Bitcoin

Housing Crisis Continues: Prices Up by Another 8%

Housing prices rose 8% in 2013. Price hike follows doubling in price over seven previous years.

Housing Crisis Continues: Prices Up by Another 8%