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Campaign to reduce use of plastic bags Disposable plastic bag use falls very sharply

The Ministry of Environmental Protection has reported an 80% reduction in the use of disposable plastic bags in the first quarter of 2017.

Yachimovich, Nissenkorn Photo: Eyal Yizhar Nissenkorn set for victory as judge stops vote counting

Avi Nissenkorn is winning 59% of the vote to Shelly Yachimovich's 40%.

Hedva Ber Hedva Ber warns on growing household debt

Supervisor of Banks: Credit is like salt - too much tastes bad and is unhealthy.

Yehuda Raveh and Philippe Couillard Photo: PR Israel and Quebec launch $12m R&D program

Setting up the collaboration program was one of the highlights of a week-long visit by a 100-strong trade delegation to Israel led by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard.

Arabs and Jews Global businesses need workplace diversity

Instead of importing high-tech employees, we should develop human capital from marginalized groups in Israeli society, argues ITWorks CEO Ifat Baron.

Finance Minister Kahlon, photo: Tamar Matsafi Cabinet approves afternoon daycare subsidies

The subsidy encompassing all socioeconomic groups, will be NIS 150-350 per child per month, depending on the location.

Moshe Kahlon  photo: Itamar Saida Kahlon cancels import duty on shoes

Cancellation of the 12% tax will cost NIS 188 million in lost revenues and bring major savings for Israeli families.

Teva Photo: Tamar Matsafi Teva to lay off 500 in Hungary - report

Reports in the Hungarian media say that Teva plans to sell or close down one of its Hungarian plants by the end of 2018.

new homes New home sales in Israel fell 16% in 2016

The steep drop is attributable to a drastic fall in property purchases by investors, the Finance Ministry chief economist reports.

Mobileye Photo: PR Mobileye deal tax to be paid in dollars

"The Tax Authority's decision is tantamount to unprecedented intervention in the forex market."

Kahlon, Netanyahu  photo: Flash 90 Israel's Q1 growth disappoints

The economy grew at just 1.4% in the first quarter of 2017, well below predictions of 3.7% by the Bank of Israel and others.

price gun  photo: Tamar Matzafi CPI rose in April, home prices fell in Q1

Israel's Consumer Price Index has risen 0.7% over the past year. Apartment prices fell 0.5% in March and 2.9% in the first quarter.

Hendrik Geldenhuys Photo: Ronen Mahleb UBS exec: Israel has substantial growth potential

UBS regional wealth management head Hendrik Geldenhuys says Israel is a great market for its wealthy clients.

Peter Jarrett Photo: PR OECD exec warns on Israel real estate bubble

Israel is one of the top five countries in the world in terms of high risk real estate prices, the OECD's Peter Jarrett tells "Globes."

Campaign to reduce use of plastic bags 42% of Israelis don't buy plastic bags

52% said they used fewer plastic bags for environmental reasons, since the new "Bags Law" came into effect in January.

Zisser, Ben-Moshe, Tchenguiz, Levy Black Cube - a "Mossad-style" business intelligence co

"Globes" investigates the secretive methods of the Israeli company that has become an international leader in business intelligence.

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