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Gov't seen hiking tax on investment home buyers

As home prices surge, purchase tax on second homes will probably be returned to the level imposed by Moshe Kahlon.

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Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk / Photo: Yossi Zaliger PR Forget importing foreigners; bring Israel's tech talent home

Repatriating just 10% of the Israeli techies based abroad will solve the industry's manpower problem, but it will take serious planning,  says Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk.

Lawyers Photo: Oria tadmor Will law-tech make lawyers redundant?

Israeli law firms are increasingly using software to take the drudgery out of legal work. "Globes" investigates what computers can and can't do.

Amos Haggiag and Eitan Yanovsky Credit: Optibus Optibus optimizes bus lines worldwide with algorithms

With operations in 500 cities worldwide, the Israeli company allows bus companies to achieve optimal results with fewer buses, and less mileage and driving hours.

Kibbutz Amiad Photo: Eyal Izhar Kibbutzim successfully embrace the capitalist spirit

With businesses worth billions and investors waiting in line, in the last six months alone 10 kibbutz companies have been sold for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Dr. Norman Bailey The truth about disinformation

Factual refutation is helpless against deliberate disinformation. We need different tactics against this plague of our time.

Kenny Rozenberg Photo: Yossi Zamir Kenny Rozenberg: I mend broken companies

In his first interview since becoming El Al's controlling shareholder, Rozenberg tells why he once stopped flying El Al and says he will 'mend' the airline through personal service.

Startup valuations Startup valuations part from reality

Huge funds loaded with cash, and expectations that markets will rise forever, explain how companies like Wiz and Snyk hit astronomical highs so fast.

Tel Aviv Central Bus Station Photo: Shutterstock What next for Tel Aviv's Central Bus Station?

A white elephant and economic disaster from 1976 to 1993 and environmental hazard and urban blight ever since, the sorry saga is entering a new phase.

New immigrants / Photo: Sasson Tiram How to encourage tech aliya

The government plans to fill Israel's technology worker shortage from the Diaspora. "Globes" offers some tips.

Tal Liani Photo: Tamar Matsafi "Israeli companies must cultivate investor relations."

BofA Merrill Lynch equity research group head Tal Liani slams the IR efforts of many Israeli companies traded on Wall Street and explains why SPAC mergers are problematic.

Unicorn Illustration: Gil Gibli Israel becomes unicorn nation

As IPOs outstrip acquisitions and unicorns abound, it's time for Israel to drop the startup nation moniker.

Tel Aviv light rail Photo: Eyal Izhar Can Israel pivot from cars to public transport?

"Globes" examines Israel's biggest transport projects, which reflect a shift from cars to trains and buses. But will they relieve the congestion?

Bank Leumi Photo: Eyal Izhar Leumi USA merger could benefit other Israeli banks

Some banking sources believe the loss of Leumi USA's Israeli identity will benefit rivals Hapoalim and Discount in the US market.

High-tech office / Photo: Shutterstock, Shutterstock.com Look before you leave

Some Israeli tech companies hire and train inexperienced tech workers and then demand large payments, if they leave within a few years.

Intel Kiryat Gat Photo: Eyal Izhar Israel has major role to play in Intel revival

Israeli tech prowess could be key as Intel battles to recover its leading position in the global chip market.

Gigi Levy-Weiss Photo: NFX Beach Bum's backgammon hits the jackpot

Company founder Gigi Levy-Weiss discusses the huge potential of Israel's tech industry and gaming sector and insists there is no bubble waiting to burst.

St. John Harvey Franchise Director easyHotel Photo: PR easyHotel bringing low-cost accommodation to Israel

Franchise director St. John Harvey says easyHotel, like sister company easyJet, will offer a basic product, with services, which guests often don't need, costing extra.

Tel Aviv banishing cars from city side streets

After Levinsky Market and Nahlat Binyamin, pedestrian malls are being created around the Carmel Market and Kerem Hateiminim. But not everyone is happy.

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