What's in Globes [online]
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What's in Globes [online]

First and foremost, news - all the top Israeli business stories.

Then there's analysis by "Globes" specialist writers to put the news in perspective. And in features you'll find interviews, background on issues of the day, reviews of companies, and more.

If you need to find your way around Israel's technology scene, the Globes [online] Technology guide is the best possible starting point. The guide takes in everything from leading companies to academic research. It covers start-ups and venture capital firms, intermediary organizations, government assistance - in fact every aspect of one of the world's most important centers of innovation.

Every week, we provide highlights of the "Globes" real estate supplement covering residential, commercial, and industrial real estate in Israel.

If you prefer the news to come to you, you can choose among our range of daily and weekly e-mail newsletters.

With our listing of Israel links, background on the Israeli economy, an archive going back to November 1995, and comprehensive market prices service, Globes [online] has the tools you need to keep informed about Israeli business.

For a full list of contents of Globes [online], please see the Site index below.


Globes Online is designed to be as convenient as possible for finding information.

The home page is divided into topics to make it easy to find the latest about your field of interest.

You can also browse current news, analysis, and features. Find these sections via the main menu on the left-hand side of every page. The 'News' section contains two business days worth of news.

If you are looking for something more specific, the site offers two type of search: Quickfind, and Freetext search.

With Quickfind, you select a subject from a predefined list, and the search engine instantly brings together the latest relevant articles. This saves clicking from page to page to find the subject you want.

Freetext search is a conventional search engine in which you define the search terms. There is also Advanced search, which enables you to do more sophisticated searching of either the Quickfind of Freetext type.

The search boxes are located at the top left of every page.

How to use Quickfind

Quickfind is a search by classification. The classifications are divided into sectors and topics.

Select the sector and/or topic you want from the drop-down lists. The 'Sector' and 'Topic' boxes can be used in combination. If for example you want to read about privatization of banks, select 'Financial services' in the 'Sectors' list, and 'Privatization' in the 'Topics' list. (Note that you must make a selection in at least one of the boxes. You cannot leave both set to 'All'.)

Click 'Go'. The latest articles about the sector and/or topic you chose will be brought to your screen.

If you regularly look for the same sector or topic, click the 'Save settings' box. Next time you visit the site, your selection will appear automatically, and all you will need to do is click 'Go'.

Quickfind returns 20 articles, 14 from the News section and three each from the Analysis and Features sections. If there are insufficient relevant articles in one of the sections, more articles will be returned from the others. If there are not 20 relevant articles currently on the site, the search will return the most recent articles from the Archive.

If you wish to search the archive for a particular period using the Quickfind method, click 'Advanced search'.

Quckfind is comprehensive and accurate. Because it looks for articles classified as belonging to the sector or topic you choose, all relevant articles, and only relevant articles, appear in your results.

Quickfind search applies to articles published from April 2002 onwards.

How to use Freetext search

Under 'Freetext search', type your search terms in the search terms box (the first box), and then use the second box to choose where you want the search engine to look for the word or words you have typed.

You can choose between:

1.Globes today - articles currently appearing on the site.
2.Archive - articles in the online archive stretching back to November 1995.
3.TASE stocks - quotations for stocks listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
4.Israeli stocks in NY - quotations for stocks of Israeli companies listed in New York.

For Globes today and Archive, the search will return articles containing all the words you typed in the search terms box. If you wish to vary the search conditions ('any of the words', 'exact expression'), you will need to use Advanced search.
For TASE stocks, type the company name.
For Israeli stocks in NY, you can type the company name or ticker.

As mentioned, Freetext search applies to articles published from November 1995 onwards.

How to use Advanced search

Advanced search enables you to narrow your search more precisely, using either the Quickfind or Freetext search method.

Note that you cannot use Quickfind and Freetext search in combination.

For Quickfind search, the options are as above, with the addition of the ability to set the search period.

For Freetext search, you can set the following parameters:

Search conditions
Use the box labeled "Find" to select the way you want the search engine to treat the words you have typed in the "Search for the words" box. The choices are:
All the words - the search results will include only articles that contain all the words you have typed, but the words may be in any order, and may or may not be adjacent.
Any word - the search results will include all articles that contain at least one of the words you have typed.
Exact phrase - the search results will include only articles that contain all the words you have typed, in the order in which you typed them, and adjacent to one another.

Use the box labeled "In" to select the part of the article you wish to search. The choices are:
Headline - select this option if you want to ensure that the results include only articles mainly about your search terms, or of course if you are looking for a particular article.
Headline and sub-head - again, this will narrow the results to articles in which you search terms figure prominently.
Text - selecting this option means the results will include all articles containing any mention of your search terms.

Alphabetical site index
(items in bold are in the main menu)

About us
Advertise How to advertise in Globes
Analysis Commentary on issues of the day and companies in the news.
Buy, sell, hold Shlomi Cohen's portfolio and market commentary.
Chartists' corner Technical analysis of Israeli stocks traded in New York
Content partners
European scene Weekly commentary on Israeli stocks traded in Europe
Israel economy Background information from Standard & Poor's
Israel links Links to the Internet sites of Israeli companies and organizations.
Market prices Israel's stocks, and money markets; funds; Israeli stocks traded overseas; price indices.
Middle East press review Links to newspapers in the Middle East region
News All headlines for two business days
Newsletters Subscription form for Globes electronic newsletters
Real estate News and comment on Israel's real estate market
Special projects
Start-up dealflow Investments in Israeli start-up companies
Street talk Daily commentary on Israeli stocks traded in New York
TASE today Daily review of trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange
Technology guide Guide to Israel's high-tech industry - information and links, plus write-ups on over 200 start-up companies
Archive Online search for Globes articles dating back to 1996. Free of charge.
Categories Dynamic tree of categories.