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Chinese investors to buy Israeli app BlindSpot

The $28 million acquisition of the anonymous messaging app is part of Oded Kobo and Roman Abramovich's Shellanoo Group's disinvestment from Israel.

Leviathan drilling photo: Channel 10 Jordan signs $10b Leviathan gas deal

Leviathan partners have signed a huge agreement to provide Jordan's National Electric Power Company with 45 BCM of natural gas.

Samsung Photo: Noy Kirilovsky Samsung launches Israel startup investment program

Samsung Electronics has opened Samsung NEXT Tel Aviv - a branch of its early-stage technology investment program.

Mon: Discount Bank pushes market down

Discount Bank fell sharply on an equity offering but Delek and Ratio soared following Leviathan's Jordanian gas deal.

Rakefet Russak-Aminoach Leumi cuts exec pay as new law bites

The salaries of Bank Leumi's CEO and chairman will be reduced to NIS 2.5 million in 2017, and neither will be entitled to bonuses.

MK David Bitan, photo: Eyal Izhar MK David Bitan: Tax homes over NIS 20m threshold

The Coalition chairman proposes only taxing homeowners with three or more homes worth over NIS 20 million.

Willi Meixner Photo: Eyal Yizhar Siemens exec: Bribery affair must never be repeated

Siemens Global Power and Gas Division CEO Willi Meixner says his company seeks investment in Israeli gas-fuelled power plants.

Benjamin Netanyahu and Ayelet Shaked Shaked: PM has no conflict of interest on multi-home tax

The Minister of Justice sees no conflict of interest in Benjamin Netanyahu voting on the multi-home tax because he owns three homes.

Ashdod Port Export Institute: Israel's goods exports hit 6-year low

Exports of goods, excluding diamonds, totaled $24 billion in January-June, compared with $25.3 billion in the first half of 2015.

Ben Gurion Airport  photo: Tamar Matsafi Ben Gurion Airport expects busier holidays than 2015

Due to congestion, passengers flying before the holidays are asked to arrive at the airport four hours before flight time.

Jaffa Simon

Partner, Barnea & Co. Law Offices

Eden Shochat Israel's Aleph closes $180m venture capital fund

This is the second Israel startup investment fund closed by the Tel Aviv venture capital firm.

Misezhnikov and Kirshenbaum, photo: Tamar Matsafi Former Yisrael Beitenu ministers to be indicted

The Attorney General has decided to indict former tourism minister Stas Misezhnikov, former deputy interior minister Faina Kirshenbaum and 14 others. 

Karnit Flug Flug: Multi-home tax will cut prices, raise rents

The Bank of Israel Governor said Kahlon's tax initiative would lower home prices at the expense of raising rent.

Moshe Kahlon, Avi Nissenkorn Nissenkorn: Kahlon "most social finance minister ever"

The Histadrut chief flattered the finance minister during a ceremony marking the direct employment of 300 former contract cleaners at Assaf Harofeh Hospital.

Lilach Asher-Topilsky Discount Bank in equity offering

The bank seeks to accelerate growth in its credit portfolio and to improve its capital adequacy ratio.

Philip Serlin  photo: PR BioLineRX boosted by liver disease drug acquisition

BioLineRX will develop the drug up to the human clinical trial stage under its collaboration agreement with Novartis.

Intel campus, photo: PR Intel to build 'smart' Israel development center

Intel Israel has laid the cornerstone for its Petah Tikva campus, based on IoT technology, to house 2,500 development personnel currently working in 13 buildings.

Amir Gal Or Photo: Kobi Kantor China's Neusoft, Infinity set up $250m Israel med-tech fund

The establishment of the new fund was announced at Innonation - the Second China-Israel Investment Summit in Tel Aviv.

Hainan Airlines Hainan Airlines adds flights to Tel Aviv-Beijing route

Hainan Israel says demand is strong in both Israel and China on the line, which was launched in April.

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