shekel  picture: Tamar Mitzpi

Shekel-dollar rate retreats from peak

After yesterday's near 1% rise, the exchange rate has moderated this morning; the shekel-euro rate continues to climb.

Israel Chemicals Greens blast Sheshinski 2

There are calls for the Knesset to investigate the management of Israel’s natural resources.

Giora Ofer, Doron Aviv, Gal Aviv Blender launches peer-to-peer lending in Israel

The Aviv family and Giora Ofer today officially launched Blender - an online lending platform.

How to Get a Hug from the Russian Bear?

The Russian market holds many possibilities for Israeli companies, but it is radically different from the Western markets that Israelis are accustomed to working with * What to watch out for when starting to look eastward.

start up Telefonica to collaborate with Israeli incubator VLX

Telefonica will invest up to $1 million in incubator projects, and provide professional support.

Arad Towels closes in double blow for Negev town

Flextronics is also laying off workers from its Arad site.

Elbit Systems Elbit Systems: Shekel depreciation will hit Q3 profit

The defense company estimates that its finance expense will rise by $15-20 million.

gasoline pumps Only NIS 0.30 gasoline price cut expected in Israel

The price of oil is slumping, but taxes and the stronger dollar will offset the fall for Israeli drivers.

Tamar Tamar to supply Israeli gas to Egyptian market

The Tamar partners have signed an MOU with Egypt's Dolphinus Holdings for supplying gas surplus to Israeli requirements.

Ben Gurion Airport British Airways expanding London-Tel Aviv service

From next summer, British Airways will add six weekly flights between London and Tel Aviv.

Roy Zisapel Radware wins multi-million dollar cyber contract

Radware's share has dropped 8.3% this year, but climbed 3.3% on Thursday and Friday.

Mizrahi Meir

Adv., Meir Mizrahi & Co.

Moody's downgrades Hapoalim, Leumi, FIBI outlook

Moody's has changed the outlook on the three Israeli banks' deposit ratings from stable to negative.

economy, dollar Estimates show Israeli economy growing just 2.2% in 2014

The Central Bureau of Statistics estimates growth in GDP per capita in Israel of 0.3% this year.

Israeli, Jordanian researchers team on leishmaniasis treatment

The project brings together a consortium of parties from Israel, Jordan, and Switzerland for the treatment of the parasitic disease.

real estate  construction  picture: Tamar Mizpi Cheaper housing plan leaves out buyer groups, non-profits

The Housing Ministry has released draft tender documents for its “target price plan.”

Brainsway, Uzi Sofer  picture: Rafi Kutz Brainsway signs marketing agreement in France

A French company will market Brainsway's Deep TMS system.

supermarket  picture: thinkstock Food cos raise prices by shrinking packages

Prices of some items have shot up by double-digit percentages.

biomed PolyPid seeks to raise $23 million on Nasdaq

The company's product for treating bone infections is due to start clinical trilas in 2015.

deal  merger  picture: photo to go Israeli social games developer Diwip sold for $100m

Diwip's buyer is Canadian company Imperus Technologies.

Gideon Wertheizer picture: Tamar Matzapi Ceva component in new Asus smartphone-tablet

Asus's PadFone X will shortly be launched in the US by AT&T.

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