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Karnit Flug Photo: Reuters Flug slams Israel's poor education, low productivity

Governor of the Bank of Israel Karnit Flug said inclusive growth was the best way of narrowing gaps in Israeli society.

Electric car Photo Reuters Mary Turner Israel lags world on electric vehicles - report

A Knesset study found that Israel's adoption of electric vehicles is very slow.

Rami Hamdallah Photo: Reuters Israel to issue 20,000 more work permits to Palestinians

The number of permits for Palestinian workers has now been raised to 100,000.

Debt Photo: Shutterstock ASAP Creative Israeli household debt low by developed world standards

Israelis have used their higher wages to pay for the increase in private consumption.

Intel "Plan exists for $4-5b Intel investment in Israel"

The investment target is probably an upgrade of the Intel Kiryat Gat fab to 7-nanometer technology.

Moshe Kahlon  photo: Globes TV Kahlon: Intel will shortly invest billions in Israel

Intel says no large project is currently planned. Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon was speaking at the Ecosystem Haifa conference.

price gun  photo: Tamar Matzafi CPI down 0.5% in January

The fall is steeper than analysts expected. The new homes price index fell 1.4%.

Teva  photo: PR Teva closing Netanya plant, laying off 220

The activities of the Plantex plant, which produces complex API, will be transferred to China or India.

Idan Ofer  photo: Reuters Idan Ofer increases stake in Atletico Madrid to 32%

The Israeli businessman is buying a 17% stake in the Spanish soccer club for a reported €50 million.

Moshe Asher Photo: Eyal Yizhar Voluntary disclosure has hidden fines

Taxpayers unable to prove the source of their unreported capital will have to pay a fine.

Philips HQ, photo: Reuters Philips Healthcare expanding its Israel workforce

The company is hiring employees for its cancer informatics division in Israel.

Monte Silver Photo: Herbert Bisko Trump tax reform hits US expat business owners hard

While Trump and the US congress focused on multinational corporations, they didn't notice that US expats were subject to the same penalty, says US tax attorney Monte Silver.

disabled workers Knesset approves rise in disability allowance

The first stage of the rise will go into effect on March 1. The disabled organizations say they will continue their campaign.

Dead Sea Photo: Amar Awad Reuters Dead Sea level falling 1.2 meters per year

The level of the Dead Sea was only falling by 0.7 meters annually 40 years ago reports the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

Avigdor Liberman Photo: Emil Salman, Haaretz Weekend fighting seen tipping balance on defense budget

Minister of Defense Avigdor Liberman is demanding more money to meet new threats, despite the accord reached with the Finance Ministry two years ago.

Shekel-dollar ASAP Creative Prico: BoI using foreign bank in forex market to weaken shekel

Prico CEO Yossi Fraiman says the Bank of Israel is working with major players in the foreign currency market to raise the shekel-dollar exchange rate above NIS 3.60/$.

Yoram Yaacovi Photo: Eyal Yitzhar "Arabs employed at Microsoft Israel rose tenfold"

Outgoing Microsoft Israel R&D head Yoram Yaacovi: Why quarrel about bits of land when we have amazing human capital on both the Israeli and the Arab Palestinian side.

Waste food  photo: Reuters World wastes 1.3b tons of food annually

UN Food and Agriculture Organization: One third of the food produced is thrown away.

Leket volunteers  photo: PR 25% of food in Israel goes to waste

Caterers, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and others are more than willing to give surplus food to those who need it, but they want legal protection.

Keeping warm in Gaza Photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa PA imposes taxes on Gaza residents as political ploy

Residents of Gaza are caught in the middle of a power struggle between Fatah and Hamas as the economy heads for disaster.

Shekels Photo: Shutterstock Bank of Israel interventions actually work

The test of success for the Bank of Israel's policy is the superb stability and macroeconomic state of the Israeli economy, argues Prof. Rafi Melnick.

Intel US tax reform weighs on Israeli high tech

The US tax reform challenges the attractiveness of Israeli high tech to foreign companies and investors, insists Intel Israel CEO Yaniv Garti.

Students  picture: Tamar Matzapi Israeli high tech cos looking for employees in universities

The competition means higher wages and better conditions for students working in high tech.

French Finance Ministry Photo: AFP Bernard Guay Exclusive: France sets up tax dept to investigate Jews

The secret department has 20 Hebrew-speaking employees, and is hiring five more to investigate tax evasion.

Mark Andersen Photo: Ronen Makhleb UBS bullish on Europe in 2018

Mark Andersen, Senior Investment Strategist at UBS, recommends investing in Europe rather the US and sees Bitcoin as too risky to predict.

Eyal Solomon Photo: Hezi Regev High-tech salaries rise strongly in 2017

Ethosia CEO Eyal Solomon warns that salaries in the sector are a bubble, which might burst because companies will be forced to leave Israel.

Teva Photo: Reuters Teva: Healthy business, sick share

Every change in Teva's business is amplified in its share price.

Prof Eyal Winter  photo: private Israeli drug exploration partnership can save Teva

Teva, Israel's universities and the state should join forces to find and develop new drugs, says Prof. Eyal Winter.

Benjamin Netanyahu  photo: Reuters Netanyahu may scupper agreed power industry reform

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is believed to prefer tearing up the agreement reached with Israel Electric Corporation workers and pressing for a court ruling limiting their right to strike. 

Poverty Photo: Tamar Matsafi If we're so rich, why are we so poor?

The paradox of Israel's apparently booming economy combined with poverty stems from the mechanism of so-called growth.

Teva Photo: Tamar Matsafi Most Teva Israel layoffs expected at Petah Tikva HQ

As Teva workers await the axe, one tells "Globes" that he fears he will be shortchanged while outgoing CSO Michael Hayden gets $2.5 million by the end of 2018.

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