Israel develops new 'bitcoin' currency (Illustrative)

Israel banking on 'digital shekel' cryptocurrency?

The Bank of Israel has been examining the possibility of a state-sponsored currency for several months.

US President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, delivers remarks recognizing Jerusa

Stocks fall, shekel weakens amid Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange also fell on Wednesday, as stocks went down by 0.8%.

New shekel notes featuring Shaul Tchernichovsky (50 shekels note), Natan Alterman (200 shekel note).

Haredi rabbi bans banknote showing poet who married non-Jew

Rabbi Ben Tzion Motzpi, a respected and highly conservative Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) rabbi from the Sephardi community, gave these rulings recently in response to questions submitted to his website.


Israel markets regulator Hauser to step down in January

“The finance minister asked me to stay until the beginning of 2018 in order to complete what the authority and ministry have initiated,” Hauser said.

Netanyahu and Kahlon

Defying gravity

Israel’s economy is booming despite a strong shekel and stagnant export markets.


BoI to issue updated NIS 20 and NIS 100 banknotes this year

Automatic cash withdrawal machines are now issuing the new NIS 50 and NIS 200 notes only.


Economy under-performs with meager 0.8% growth in first quarter

Private consumption, on the other hand, grew 4%, and investment in fixed assets grew a healthy 7.5%.


Israeli inequality inches down, first Well-Being report shows

The report noted that Israeli inequality was near the worst in the OECD, near the United States, Turkey, Mexico and Chile.

Israeli shekels

PA may stop using the shekel, official says

Sha’ath repeated PA threats to halt security coordination with Israel.

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