Delek Group cited difficulties in obtaining approvals from the Capital Market, Insurance and Savings Authority.
A letter by Ministry of Communications director general Shlomo Filber backs a move that would have enabled Bezeq to pay a huge dividend.
The bonus was given before the merger, which enabled Bezeq to avoid reporting it to the TASE.
In its largest acquisition in 2017 so far, Frutarom has bought 80% of Brazilian company SDFLC for $33 million.
Handler joins Bezeq controlling shareholder Shaul Elovitch and Yes CEO Ron Eilon on the list of those questioned in the Bezeq-Yes affair.
A Bezeq director tried to get Merrill Lynch to raise its valuation for Yes, in opposition to his company's interests.
Acting CEO Asher Grinbaum has been cutting spending and costs to deal with lower potash prices.
The kibbutzim are angry about the delay in appointing a head of the Bright Food office in Israel.
A new Chinese investor will invest 6.5 billion yuan for one third of loss-making auto venture Qoros.