The IMF mission to Israel began a series of economic discussions for its annual report on Tuesday.
The two-week discussions, which will take place with government officials, academics, business leaders, unions and banks, will culminate in a preliminary report presented to the Bank of Israel and Finance Ministry on February 13 and, later, a finalized IMF report.
"The IMF reports have wide distribution and engender great interest in
money markets around the world, and they affect the credit rating of the
economies reviewed and the recommendations of the investment banks
regarding investing in Israel," the Bank of Israel said in a statement.