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(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])
Hapoalim rises on Deutsche’s ‘Buy’
Bank Hapoalim Ltd. climbed to the highest
level in more than two months after Deutsche Bank AG raised Israel’s
second-largest lender by assets to “buy” from “hold” as interest rates and
The shares jumped 2.3 percent to NIS 17.90 at the 4:30
p.m. close in Tel Aviv, the highest since Jan. 20.
“Hapoalim is the most
asset-sensitive of the Israeli banks and has positioned its balance sheet to
profit from a higher rate and yield environment,” Dan Harverd, an analyst at
Deutsche Bank, wrote in a report published Tuesday.
Deutsche Bank raised
its 12-month share-price estimate to NIS 20 per share from NIS 19.5. (Bloomberg) Barniv leads list of best-paid women
• By Avi Shauly Shikun
Ltd. chairwoman Ravit Barniv earned NIS 8.9 million in 2010, including a base
salary of NIS 1.9 million, NIS 1.6 million in stock-based compensation and a NIS
5.5 million bonus. The figure makes her the top paid woman executive among the
companies that have published the financial reports to date.
U’Binui controlling shareholder Shari Arison appointed Barniv as chairwoman in
June 2007 in order to set the real estate and infrastructures contracting
company’s strategy. The strategy included the sale of loss-making operations and
refocusing on core businesses. Barniv is eligible to a bonus equaling 1% of
Shikun U’Binui net profit.
2010 is the third year that Barniv has been
one of Israel’s top-paid executives. She made NIS 7.2 million in 2009, NIS 8.4
million in 2008, and NIS 3.8 million in the second half of 2007.
airport to deploy NICE video
• By Globes correspondent
NICE Systems Ltd. said
Tuesday that Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has placed a multi-million
dollar order to expand its current NICE video surveillance system.
airport will deploy NICE’s IP video surveillance solution and the NICE Inform
incident information management solution. The expansion is part of a strategic
modernization initiative to strengthen security, threat detection, and emergency
response and risk mitigation capabilities. The NICE solutions will address the
airport's growing security requirements while providing a foundation for the
airport to migrate to IP video surveillance.
When the project is
complete, Dallas/Fort Worth will be able to centrally monitor, record and manage
all IP and analog cameras seamlessly in one system.
The airport will also
be expanding its audio recording capabilities, adding the NICE Inform multimedia
solution which enables authentic incident reconstruction through synchronization
of voice recordings and video.