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Daniel Atar  photo: Einat Levron JNF to give state further NIS 2b

JNF chairman Danny Atar and Ministry of Finance director general Shai Babad reached agreement during today's Knesset Finance Committee session.

Karnit Flug Bank of Israel cuts growth forecast

Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug has also dampened rate hike expectations in 2018 by stressing lower than expected inflation.

Liberman, Kahlon Alex Kolomoisky, Eyal Izhar Treasury fears collapse of defense spending accord

The Minister of Defense is now demanding a NIS 4 billion budget supplement to deal with the Iranian threat.

Michal Halperin Antitrust Authority probing Elbit Systems bid for IMI

Fears have been raised about the effect of an acquisition of Israel Military Industries by Elbit Systems on other Israeli defense companies and IDF procurement.

Karnit Flug BoI keeps interest rate unchanged

The Bank of Israel Monetary Committee explains its decision by Israel's very low inflation rate.

Moshe Kahlon  photo: Globes TV Kahlon promises incentives for army reservists

Tax credits for employed reservists and assistance for business owners and self-employed reservists are being considered.

Yaron Daniely Photo: Yonatan Bloom Yissum CEO seeks to connect academia and industry

Dr. Yaron Daniely reveals that Yissum gave Hebrew University over NIS 800 million in research funds, royalties, and shares over the past decade.

Ben Gurion Airport cafe  picture: Tamar Mitzpi More disruptions at Ben Gurion Airport

After this morning's wildcat strike by temporary workers, a personnel shortage at QAS, which provides ground services to airlines, delayed flights this evening.

housing Israel's housing market continues to cool

Only 8,300 housing units were sold in August, one of the lowest figures in the past decade, the Ministry of Finance reports.

Bribery Photo: Shutterstock ASAP Creative Israel improves slightly in global bribery-risk ranking

Israel is in 32nd place in the current TRACE International Bribery Risk Matrix, which is topped by Sweden.

Benjamin Netanyahu Netanyahu supports tax cuts for NIS 20,000-30,000 bracket

The measure is designed to prevent higher earners in high tech from emigrating to the US. 

inflation CPI up 0.1% in September

The reading is higher than market expectations, which had forecast a fall in prices. Housing prices continue to rise.

Negev Ceramics Photo: Eyal Yitzhar Labor court freezes Negev Ceramics layoffs for 10 days

The workers and company management have been ordered to neogtiate about the company's recovery over the next 10 days.  

Karnit Flug Photo: Reuters Flug: In our neighborhood we must prepare for shocks

Speaking to CNN's Richard Quest in Washington, Governor of the Bank of Israel Karnit Flug said Israel needed to do more to promote inclusive growth.

Israel Innovation Authority Photo: PR Israel to double number of high-tech employees

The Israel Innovation Authority's annual report includes an operational plan for doubling the proportion of high-tech employees in the workforce over the next decade. 

Kahlon, Netanyahu  photo: Flash 90 Netanyahu, Kahlon fight proxy war over the disabled

Moshe Kahlon wants the disabled pension linked to future rises in the minimum wage while Benjamin Netanyahu does not.

Prof Michal Schwartz photo: Rami Zarnegar "Lady Globes" Woman of the Year: Prof. Michal Schwartz

The Weizmann Institute researcher's groundbreaking research on Alzheimer's Disease is leading to new treatment for it.

Prof. Leo Leiderman Photo: Ella Faust Leo Leiderman warns on "addiction to money"

Bank Hapoalim's chief economic advisor warns on the low interest money that central banks are injecting into the financial markets.

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