New apartments Are lower housing prices good news? Possibly not

Meitav Dash chief economist Alex Zabezhinsky: Lower prices indicate the beginning of an economic slowdown.

Haim Katz, photo: Eyal Yitzhar Israel's working week to be one hour shorter from April

Minister of Labor Haim Katz has extended the agreement between the Histadrut and the employers' organization to the Israeli economy as a whole.

Sir Ronald Cohen Photo: Jonathan Bloom Bridges to raise $75m impact fund for Israel investment

Sir Ronald Cohen was one of the founders of the fund, which has an overall goal of aiding disadvantaged groups and narrowing social gaps.

real estate  photo: Eyal Izhar Housing prices continue falling, Feb CPI up 0.1%

Home prices fell in December and January and have risen 1.2% over the past year. Inflation is running at 0.2% annually, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports.

Moshe Kahlon (Photo: Ouria Tadmor) Knesset passes 2019 budget

The passage of the budget brings to an end a stormy week in Israeli politics, in which the government almost fell.

Bank of Israel  photo; Ariel Yeruzolimsky BoI earned 3% returns on foreign currency reserves in 2017

The returns were double those achieved in 2016, as the Bank of Israel invested over $100 billion in higher risk assets.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Yaakov Litzman photo: Amos Ben Gershom, GPO "Bill will put haredi workforce integration back a decade"

The conscription bill, which raises the age of exemption from military service, risks reversing a trend crucial to Israel's economic future.

ActiView staff Photo: Eyal Merrilos HR-tech co ActiView raises $6.5m from Teddy Sagi

ActiView's VR system is based on machine learning to identify behavioral attributes in job applicants through games and simulations.

Buses Photo: Tamar Matsafi OECD blasts Israel's 'public transport deficit'

The OECD's Economic Survey of Israel is critical of public transport and housing but commends macroeconomic performance.

Moshe Kahlon  photo: Eyal Izhar Gov't set to approve NIS 1.3b for Habayit Hayehudi, haredi parties

The money will be allocated to the haredi education networks and to the state religious education stream, to support for religious institutions and to strengthening Judaism in Israel and the Diaspora.

Moshe Kahlon, Benjamin Netanyahu  photo: Emil Salman, Haaretz Netanyahu's political compromise remains murky

A statement following a meeting with the haredi parties is short of detail, and it is questionable whether the prime minister really wants to resolve the political crisis.

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.

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.

New Bnei Brak housing project Photo: PR S&P Maalot: Housing market stagnation could depress prices

S&P Maalot nevertheless sees the medium-term trend as likely to be upwards.

Kahlon, Netanyahu  photo: Flash 90 3 things they're not telling you about cutting corporate taxation

The supposed benefits do not stand up to close inspection.

El Al El Al has no direction or purpose

Who really calls the shots at the Israeli carrier, and what time bomb is concealed in its balance sheet, asks Avishai Ovadia.

Shekels Photo: Shutterstock Meitav Dash: Shekel is too strong

Having gained 12% against the dollar over the past five years, 2018 might be the year in which the shekel changes direction, argues Meitav Dash chief economist Alex Zabezhinsky.  

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