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Everything you need to know about Lapid's zero VAT plan for new home buyers
A primer on Yair Lapid’s proposals to help first-time home buyers, which just took their first steps toward legislation.
Israel is third-largest foreign investor in U.S. real estate
Israelis accounted for 6% of commercial property sales in past three years.
Teva's identity crisis
Whoever replaces Jeremy Levin, the fundamental problem of what kind of company Teva should be remains.
‘The crisis isn’t over yet’
Bank Hapoalim’s Zion Kenan urges caution despite upbeat signs
Bank of Israel senior adviser Topf: Israel must have a Bank of Israel
Israel’s economy needs strong moral underpinnings to blossom and become more equal, according to BoI adviser.
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Steinitz: Noble Energy could sue Israel for billions
Yuval Steinitz: Unless the framework goes ahead, Israel's gas will turn from an asset to a liability.
Survey: 36% of Israelis get parental rent assistance
An online poll by Tel Aviv Municipality found 40% of respondents faced rent increases in the past year.
Israel's CPI fell 0.5% in January
Negative inflation is gaining momentum but home prices rose 8% in 2015, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports.
Falling Copaxone sales hit Teva Q4 results
Revenue fell 6% and profit was down 1% in the fourth quarter as global Copaxone sales fell 14%.
Israel mulls privatizing future Tel Aviv light rail lines
The Ministries of Transport and Finance are reconsidering opening the NIS 25 billion project to private investors.
Givot Olam close to losing Meged 6 oil field
The regulator has told Givat Olam it will lose its holding, if production work is not performed within 60 days.
S&P affirms A+ credit rating for Israel
Standard & Poor's affirms credit ratings for Israel, with a stable outlook. Finance Minister welcomes the announcement.
Playtech eyes $427m OpenBet acquisition
Teddy Sagi's gambling platform technology company is among the suitors for gambling software company OpenBet.
Tel-O-Fun extends bike rent service to Ramat Gan
10 bicycle rental stations in Ramat Gan have been added to the 160 throughout Tel Aviv and Givatayim.
Good news for small businesses
Government approves new regulations obligating payment for goods and services within 30 days from the end of the current month.
Shekel ends week stronger against dollar
The Israeli currency gained nearly 2% against the yen after the Bank of Japan boosted world markets with a surprise rate cut.
US too requires labelling of West Bank goods
US Customs has issued an order enforcing a 1995 law that goods produced in the West Bank must not be marked "Made in Israel".
Sony purchases Israeli company for $212 million
Sony has purchased Altair and aims to make headway in the 'Internet of Things' market by utilizing their innovative chip technology.
Israelis buy homes in record numbers
The Ministry of Finance estimates some 120,000 transactions took place in 2015, but says one-time factors played a part.
Elbit unit CYBERBIT uncovers bank theft malware
Dridex malware is said to be responsible for the theft of over $50 million, including $30 million from UK accounts alone.
Israel sets new winter record
On Monday evening, Israelis marked a new record for electricity consumption in winter – 12,200 megawatt, up 2.3% from last year.
Ryan Reynolds debunks viral Israeli hoax
In response to the fake Facebook post, the Deadpool star said he would not make it to the premiere but promised to visit “one day”.
ICL buys 15% stake in Chinese chemicals co for $250m
Yunnan Yuntianhua is the parent company of YPC, Israel Chemicals phosphates joint venture in China.
Bringg brings
The Israeli startup offers all businesses an Uber or GetTaxi style platform to provide customers an on demand experience.
Flextronics drops out of IMI privatization race
Elbit Systems is now the only remaining bidder for the acquisition of Israel Military Industries.
Opinion
Thoughts on Las Vegas
CES is the world's biggest consumer electronics event, but small players like Ceva and DSP will be worth watching.
Economics alone won't halt growing inequality
Dealing with inequality is always carried out by collective action by political parties and/or trade unions, which seek to change the rules of the game. Avi Temkin
Banker breaks glass ceiling, but should feminists be so proud?
Should feminists be celebrating when Karnit Flug is expected to promote a neo-liberal agenda that many of them abhor?
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