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Shuki Gleitman (right) Photo: Eyal Izhar Gleitman: Government innovation is an oxymoron

The former chief scientist told the EY "Globes" Journey conference that Israel's low investment in R&D proves that the talk about a startup nation is nonsense.

Time capsule panel Photo: Eyal Izhar Gigi Levy: Our children will live to 110

A "Time Capsule" panel at the EY Israel -"Globes" Journey Conference told the audience their predictions for the high-tech industry in 2020.

Shraga Brosh Photo: Assaf Shilo Israel falls in WEF global competitiveness index

Israel has slipped four places in the index and is even lower in rankings regarding government bureaucracy and regulation.

Growth Photo: Shutterstock Israel's H1 growth revised upwards

The annualized first half growth estimate was raised from 4.1% to 4.2%.

New housing construction  photo: Shutterstock/ASAP Creative Home Price Index falls, CPI up 0.1% in Sep

After rising for the past few months, home prices have resumed the falls of earlier this year, while the Consumer Price Index continues to rise negligibly.

El Al plane Photo: Tamar Matsafi El Al management approves agreement with pilots

The El Al board of directors approved the new labor agreement two weeks before new flight time limitation regulations are scheduled to take effect.

child poverty Business to the aid of the working poor

Israeli employers can do much to assist the many working families that can't make ends meet.

unemployment  photo: Ariel Yarozlimksy It's not your age, it's your career

Are you over 40 and unemployed? Don't blame your age.

Moshe Kahlon  photo: Ronen Zvulun, Reuters Despite rising deficit, Kahlon plans tax cuts

The Ministry of Finance has confirmed a "Globes" report of an alarming jump in the state budget deficit.

dollars  picture: Thinkstock $100m financing rounds no longer a rarity

Exits by Israeli companies are giving way to growth, acquisitions, and building a large global company.

Amir Yaron Photo: University of Pennsylvania IBI: Amir Yaron is a big gamble

IBI Investments chief economist deplores Yaron's lack of banking and monetary policy experience and fears for the Bank of Israel's independence.

BDS Photo: Shutterstock BDS has zero impact on Israeli businesses

A study of the impact of BDS on the Israeli economy estimates the damage at 0.004%, while some companies benefit from the boycott.

Amir Yaron Photo: University of Pennsylvania Amir Yaron to be next Bank of Israel Governor

The Israeli banking and finance expert is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

Moshe Kahlon  photo: Amir Cohen, Reuters Rising budget deficit threatens Israel's credit rating

The Ministry of Finance has just three months to bring the budget deficit below 3%.

Growth Photo: Shutterstock IMF raises Israel growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund has revised Israel's 2018 GDP growth forecast upwards from 3.3% to 3.6%.

employment photo: thinkstock Unemployment down to 4% in August

All the indicators point to the strength of the Israeli labor market.

Karnit Flug Photo: Reuters Flug leaves rate hike to her successor

The Bank of Israel Monetary Committee has kept the interest rate for November unchanged at 0.1%.

Moshe Bareket Photo: Tamar Matsafi Moshe Bareket appointed capital market regulator

The former Phoenix chairman will be supervisor of the Capital Market, Insurance, and Savings Authority.

Jack Ma and Benjamin Netanyahu Photo: GPO Haim Zach Jack Ma to visit Israel again this month

This is the Alibaba chairman's second visit this year and Chinese VP Wang Qishan will also attend the Prime Minister's Innovation Conference.

Bank of Israel  photo; Ariel Yeruzolimsky Foreign exchange reserves fall in September

The Bank of Israel purchased only $16 million in foreign currency last month.

Olaf Scholz Photo: ASAP Creative Shutterstock German Finance Minister: Iran nuclear deal protects Israel

Minister of Finance and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz tells "Globes" that the lesson Germany learned from history is that we should try to reach agreements.

Israeli garbage dump Photo: Shutterstock Gov't to invest NIS 4b in garbage treatment

Israel is far behind Europe with most waste is put into landfills, low recycling rates and few facilities for producing electricity from waste.

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