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German companies consider 4-day work week

A new pilot project by 45 German companies would see workers on the job only four days a week, while retaining their previous salaries, to boost efficiency during the remaining days.

German companies consider 4-day work week

Turkey imposes economic sanctions on Israel

Turkey has decided to remove Israel from its list of export destination countries and will totally stop subsidizing trade and supporting businesses that maintain financial cooperation with Israel.

Turkey imposes economic sanctions on Israel

A vote of confidence in Israel’s economy despite war

Intel, the semiconductor giant, confirmed a $25 billion investment in Israel, leveraging Israel’s brain power, which has enhanced Intel’s competitiveness in the global market. And that's for starters. Op-ed.

A vote of confidence in Israel’s economy despite war

Consumer price index rises 0.3% in July

Netanyahu calls results 'good news. Our economic policy works for the benefit of all Israeli citizens.'

Consumer price index rises 0.3% in July

Fitch affirms Israel at 'A+'; outlook stable

'Israel's economy strong, stable, & resilient, whoever invests in Israel profits,' PM Netanyahu, Finance Min. Smotrich, stress in statement.

Fitch affirms Israel at 'A+'; outlook stable

Stop contributing to Israel's economy

One of the organizers of the protests against the judicial reform called for all contributions to Israel's economy to halt.

Stop contributing to Israel's economy

Will investors be driven away? Chill down!

Atty. Izhak Lax responds to letters written by hi-tech employees warning Netanyahu that his moves will drive US & European investors away

Will investors be driven away? Chill down!

Israel's judicial reform will advance democracy and the economy

The new judicial reform proposals are not only good for democracy, but also for the Rule of Law and the Economy. Op-ed.

Israel's judicial reform will advance democracy and the economy

Study: Americans $4.2K poorer because of Biden's policies

Consumers taking major hit during Biden era, with far less spending power combined with out of control inflation and interest rate hikes.

Study: Americans $4.2K poorer because of Biden's policies

Former Economy Min.: Freeze price of electricity

'Government must enact emergency plan to stop the rise in prices, reduce cost of living,' Likud's MK Eli Cohen urges.

Former Economy Min.: Freeze price of electricity

US officially in a recession

US sees 2nd-straight quarter of negative GDP growth, with GDP shrinking by 0.9% even as inflation remains at a 40-year high.

US officially in a recession

IMF: High likelihood of recession in G7 countries

Predicted recession blamed on skyrocketing energy costs, supply chain disruptions, and the war in Ukraine.

IMF: High likelihood of recession in G7 countries

Biden blasted for blaming bad economy on Republicans

Presidential tweet blaming economic woes on the GOP met with backlash from Republican lawmakers and commentators.

Biden blasted for blaming bad economy on Republicans

US economy surpasses predictions, adds 372,000 jobs in June

High labor demand leads to surprisingly strong growth in June, with the US economy defying predictions and adding 372,000 jobs.

US economy surpasses predictions, adds 372,000 jobs in June

WH hits back after poll shows 88% think economy on wrong track

Biden administration touts economic accomplishments amid record high inflation and fears of recession.

WH hits back after poll shows 88% think economy on wrong track

Watch: WH spokesperson 'reminds' us Biden 'fixed' the economy

New White House Press Secretary wants to play a 'Jedi mind trick' and remind us all how 'bad' the economy was like under President Trump.

Watch: WH spokesperson 'reminds' us Biden 'fixed' the economy

Israel's economy shrank in 2022

New report indicates Israel's gross domestic product declined by 1.6% during first quarter of 2022.

Israel's economy shrank in 2022

Govt to food companies: Don't raise prices

With a stronger shekel and lower inflation, companies are making money without passing on savings to consumers.

Govt to food companies: Don't raise prices

The Hand of Hashem in Israel's economy

The Exiles have returned and the Land bears abundant fruits, two prophetic signs of Redemption, but Torah and economic wealth are as well.

The Hand of Hashem in Israel's economy

US economy rebounds with 531,000 jobs added in October

Strong job growth for October shows the American economy on the upswing, with the jobless rate falling to 4.6 percent.

US economy rebounds with 531,000 jobs added in October

Job resignations surge to record heights during COVID crisis

Resignations jump 107% over 2012 levels as many job vacancies remain unfilled.

Job resignations surge to record heights during COVID crisis

South Africa’s do or die remedy

A merit-free economy and a doomed society are wedded. Discard merit and you invite collapse. Witness South Africa. Op-ed.

South Africa’s do or die remedy

$17 burgers - 'Lebanon's economy has ceased to exist'

A YouTuber travels to Lebanon and realizes the local currency has lost 90% of its value and exchange rates are changing on the hour.

$17 burgers - 'Lebanon's economy has ceased to exist'

How the financial sector is returning to the office

With more and more covid 19 restrictions eased, many employees across the UK and US are making a way back to the office.

How the financial sector is returning to the office

Federal Reserve Chair: Economic growth ahead, COVID a risk

U.S. Fed Chair Jerome Powell predicts strong economic growth ahead but not every sector of the economy is recovering at the same pace.

Federal Reserve Chair: Economic growth ahead, COVID a risk

Report: Inequality deepens during coronavirus crisis

Adva Center says poor, middle class have taken the brunt of the economic fallout of the last year while the rich have gotten richer.

Report: Inequality deepens during coronavirus crisis

The Israeli Election and the leading parties' economic plans.

What is missing from the chatterbox TV news programs is the vitally important plans of each party for the future of Israel's economy. Op-ed

 The Israeli Election and the leading parties' economic plans.

Bennett to Economic Party supporters: 'We'll represent you'

Bennett's new campaign for Economic Party voters: 'We'll lower taxes, take care of economy. Zelicha does not pass electoral threshold.'

Bennett to Economic Party supporters: 'We'll represent you'

Netanyahu: We aim to open the economy completely in April

PM holds press conference outlining 5-stage plan for opening economy by April.

Netanyahu: We aim to open the economy completely in April

Third lockdown caused less economic damage

Financial analyst Dudi Reznik thinks that the economy is has suffered less under this lockdown than the ones before it.

Third lockdown caused less economic damage

Head of vaccination program: Fourth lockdown still possible

The head of the Magen Yisrael vaccination program says that vaccination is the key to avoiding a fourth lockdown.

Head of vaccination program: Fourth lockdown still possible

Gantz promotes rehabilitation for COVID-affected businesses

Justice Ministry pushes 2 bills designed to help businesses facing insolvency, customers changing banks.

Gantz promotes rehabilitation for COVID-affected businesses

The crucial issues for Israel's elections: Economy and Area C

Which candidates and parties are going to address the pressing issues facing Israel once, hopefully, the vaccine changes reality? Op-ed..

The crucial issues for Israel's elections: Economy and Area C

Israel's economy defies COVID-19

Numbers speak for themselves, and while small businesses and workers will need help to recover, the data here will make it possible. Op-ed.

Israel's economy defies COVID-19

Salaries of ministers and MKs to be cut by 10%

Government approves ten percent cut in the salaries of ministers and Knesset members.

Salaries of ministers and MKs to be cut by 10%

Yair Lapid: 'Government has ceased to recognize reality'

Lapid says Netanyahu crisis response 'not just detached, it's dangerous.'

Yair Lapid: 'Government has ceased to recognize reality'

US economy registers worst contraction since Great Depression

Government says US economy shrank this spring at fastest rate ever recorded, contracting by nearly 10% in just three months.

US economy registers worst contraction since Great Depression

Netanyahu: We opened up economy too early

PM Netanyahu, Finance Minister Katz present plan to aid businesses hurt by coronavirus restrictions.

Netanyahu: We opened up economy too early

Goodbye to lockdown - almost all businesses to reopen

Restaurants, bars, pubs, swimming pools, tourist attractions to reopen. Social distancing rules to be maintained.

Goodbye to lockdown - almost all businesses to reopen

MK Ayelet Shaked: 'Peretz and Nissenkorn will crash the economy'

MK Shaked furious at incoming Economy Minister intention to promote social policy in office: 'There's real fear Israel will be poorer.'

MK Ayelet Shaked: 'Peretz and Nissenkorn will crash the economy'

Oil prices plummet to all time lows - dropping below zero

Russia, Saudi Arabia scramble to cut production as oil prices suffer unprecedented collapse, falling into negative territory for first time.

Oil prices plummet to all time lows - dropping below zero

No gatherings of 2 or more people, weddings with guests

PM, Finance Minister present plan to provide grants to self-employed amid further restrictions on economy in response to coronavirus.

No gatherings of 2 or more people, weddings with guests

Covid-19: The forgotten equation wreaks havoc

Covid-19: The forgotten equation wreaks havoc 

Series on China, Article I: Not for human consumption

Series on China, Article I: Not for human consumption

Haim Toledano - The economic benefit

Haim Toledano is delighted: 'Another exceptional Israeli achievement that will benefit our economy and reputation worldwide.'

  Haim Toledano - The economic benefit

Ministers mull total shutdown

Health Ministry officials insist total shutdown of businesses, enforced home quarantine, is the only way to curb spread of virus

Ministers mull total shutdown

'We'll put 10 billion into helping Israel deal with coronavirus'

PM Netanyahu promises to invest in helping Israel's economy and healthcare system weather coronavirus. 'We're in a good situation.'

'We'll put 10 billion into helping Israel deal with coronavirus'

Netanyahu: Israeli economy doing fine despite coronavirus

PM convenes discussion on economic impact of the coronavirus, says Israel not in danger of running out of supplies and food.

Netanyahu: Israeli economy doing fine despite coronavirus

MK Shaked: Help small businesses weather Coronavirus crisis

Small businesses will be especially hard hit by fallout from Coronavirus. Government needs to extend tax breaks, provide safety net

MK Shaked: Help small businesses weather Coronavirus crisis

How ready is Israel's economy for the Coronavirus?

PM Netanyahu holds discussion at his residence on Israeli economy's readiness for the consequences of the Coronavirus.

How ready is Israel's economy for the Coronavirus?

The steep price of another Election Day

The day off given to workers on Election Day costs Israeli economy billions of shekels - this year, the cost is doubled by repeat elections.

The steep price of another Election Day

'Trump only understands if somebody wins and somebody loses'

Former Bank of Israel Gov. Stanley Fischer: Trump 'doesn't understand trade.'

'Trump only understands if somebody wins and somebody loses'

From trade wars - to World War III?

Daniel Drezner argues trade disputes could spark World War III and why US grand strategy is more or less dead.

From trade wars - to World War III?

Wonga.com compensation claims 4 times’ higher than expected

Collapse of payday lender gives customers who purchased expensive loans the chance to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Wonga.com compensation claims 4 times’ higher than expected

'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'

How property management software helps landlords

Property managers must balance needs and interests of landlords and property owners as well as tenants.

How property management software helps landlords

Price of electricity to rise by 2.9%

Electricity Authority decides on increase after expectations of tariff hike.

Price of electricity to rise by 2.9%

Guy Galboiz: Economy hasn’t been that bad since Trump’s arrival

Internet entrepreneur Guy Galboiz highlights some things that have improved since Trump took office.

Guy Galboiz: Economy hasn’t been that bad since Trump’s arrival

Don’t blame Ocasio-Cortez – blame her schooling

Don’t blame Ocasio-Cortez – blame her schooling

Trump's economy: Promises that will be kept?

The Trump administration is weighing a big tax cut for the rich, with no vote in Congress. And what will the citizens enjoy?

Trump's economy: Promises that will be kept?