israeli economy

Israel is moving toward greater economic freedom - analysis

How does this tiny nation in one of the world's toughest neighborhoods manage to be so innovative and entrepreneurial?

A man enters the main branch of Bank Hapoalim, Israel's biggest bank, in Tel Aviv, Israel July 18, 2
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Israeli economy

Lockdowns mean skyrocketing unemployment and reduced GDP, leaving no household or business unscathed. Unemployment exceeded 20% for the first time this evening.

Bank of Israel aims to ease household, business cash constraints

"At this time, our role at the Bank of Israel is to help achieve the correct balance in the financial system," said Bank of Israel Governor Prof. Amir Yaron.

Building a home for Israel's brightest minds

According to nonprofit ScienceAbroad, the Israeli economy loses approximately NIS 20 million for every academic who remains abroad.

Israel’s economic growth has left most people behind - study

“The national budget needs to include engines of equality and not just engines of economic growth. The Israeli government needs to invest in regions of the country neglected by the business sector."

Containers are seen in this general view of the port of the northern city of Haifa April 23, 2013.
Israeli exports soared by almost 70% over past decade

The hefty increase during the past 10 years was fueled by soaring exports of services, notably hi-tech.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Mellanox Technologies is seen on one of its office buildings in the northern
Israeli hi-tech exits swell to $14.5 billion in first half of 2019

"In the first half of 2019, we witnessed a significant increase in the total volume of exits, particularly those with a value exceeding $100 million," said Adv. Shira Azran.

Shandong Guohui Investment Co investment manager Zeng Fan
China’s Shandong province sets sights on Israeli innovation

“I know that Israel is very strong in green technology, so we feel that it would be beneficial to introduce Israeli technology into this sector.”

RAN GAVRIEL ZIVAN, head of Innovation and Digital Investments at Bank Leumi. (Courtesy)
Bank Leumi’s Ran Gavriel Zivan on creatively solving problems in a new way

Around five years ago, Bank Leumi established a new organizational structure, in which the Digital Banking Division was born, to implement its new innovation strategy.

Government bond sale raises record €2.5 billion

The sale follows an intensive series of meetings between senior Finance Ministry officials and foreign investors in London, Paris, Munich and Frankfurt.

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