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Taxation threatens Amazon's entry to Israel

Amazon representatives met with a leading accounting firm in Israel to decide whether to open an online store here, or just translate its US site to Hebrew.

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Aliza Bloch Photo: Jonathan Bloom Beit Shemesh's new mayor prepares for change

Aliza Bloch, who won the election in a tremendous upset, talks about economic growth, tolerance and transparency.

Ryanair Low-cost flights are not necessarily cheaper

Israelis are increasing their presence on the flights of easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air. But many things must be taken into account to ensure that fares really are cheaper.

Israel Railways Photo: Israel Railways Spokesperson Israel Railways hurtling towards financial disaster

Dragged into debt by its cargo subsidiary, and failing to exploit its commercial potential, Israel Railways is using accounting tricks to extort taxpayers' money.

Intel employees photo: NextLeap Ventures NextLeap leverages wisdom of the 'experienced' crowd

Dozens of former Intel employees have formed a fund and invested money in five Israeli startups.

Traffic jams Will we still get caught in traffic jams in five years?

Four major transportation projects are scheduled for completion in 2025, but they are not enough.

Tel Aviv light railway Eight transport projects to clear the jams

"Globes" reveals the projects designed to relieve road congestion, their cost, where they stand, and the likelihood that they will really change our lives.

Israel's 10 Most Promising Startups 2018 "Globes" names Puls Israel's most promising 2018 startup

"Globes" ranks this year's crop of companies that are most likely to make a disruptive difference.

Careers Photo: Thinkstock Money is not promotion

Don't be tempted by a larger salary at a smaller firm, Orna Rudi warns, in the long term your career and bank account will lose.

Saar 6 corvette near drilling platform photo: IDF spokesperson EastMed gas pipeline must overcome major barriers

Governments may be enthusiastic about the idea of an underwater pipeline linking Israel to Europe, but it is unclear how the financial and engineering challenges can be met.

Elisabeth Kogan Photo: PR Teva's loss is Israeli pharma industry's gain

Disinvestment by Teva from Israeli companies and thousands of employees laid off have had advantages for Israel's pharma industry, including successful startups.

Medical cannabis Photo: Shutterstock The state of medical cannabis

"Globes" surveys Israel's medical cannabis sector, in which  more than 100 companies are already operating.

Maurice Ferre Photo: PR Insightec CEO confident of $30-50 billion exit

Maurice Ferré says that the Israeli company's medical device technology is a game changer in incisionless surgery.

Charging Bird scooters Photo: Dror Adi Electric scooters boost Tel Aviv's gig economy

"Globes"  talks to scooter collectors, "Bird hunters" who are earning up to NIS 10,000 per month, and await the launch of Lime.

Kare Schultz Photo: PR Teva sacrifices long-term growth for stability

One year into the job, Teva CEO Kare Schultz has halted the plunge in the company's share price and restored investor confidence, but what of the future?

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