education  photo: Shutterstock BoI: Five-day school week would raise productivity

The Bank of Israel proposes greater investment in education and more overlap between school hours and work hours to bring productivity up to the OECD average.

Anthony De Lannoy "Never mind the deficit, watch the demographics"

IMF executive Anthony De Lannoy, in Israel for Cyber Week, sees the time coming when the rest of Israel's population will refuse to finance social benefits for non-working haredim.

Growth Photo: Shutterstock Israeli economy grew at just 1% in Q2 2019

The slowdown in the second quarter was due to a sharp drop in vehicle imports, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports.

price gun  photo: Tamar Matzafi CPI down in July

Israel's Consumer Price Index fell 0.3% last month, with housing prices nearing their 2017 peak.

Yoo Towers  / Photo: Shlomi Yosef , Globes Gov't ranks Israel's richest, poorest neighborhoods

Jerusalem contains almost half of Israel's poorest neighborhoods, while Tel Aviv has most of the richest neighborhoods.

Amir Yaron Photo: PR BoI mulls change in forex intervention policy

The change is likely to lower the effective interest rate and increase inflation.

BaySide Center Beersheva  / Photo: Shutterstock, Israeli tech cos squeezed by strong shekel

Israeli consumers may be benefiting from the strong shekel but it makes Israel's tech sector much less attractive.

Eran Yaacov / Photo: Jonathan Bloom , Globes Israeli pays tax on NIS 4.5m cash hidden at home

"Globes" tells about the voluntary disclosure procedure in which a man paid NIS 1.4 million cash to the Israel Tax Authority but then found the banks refusing to accept the rest.

Shekel Photo: ASAP Creative Goldman Sachs sees 'unstoppable shekel' continuing to gain

Following an in-depth analysis of the factors fueling the strengthening of the Israeli currency, Goldman Sachs sees the rate moving towards NIS 3.45/$.

Shekel  / Photo: Shutterstock Why the shekel is the world's strongest currency

Harel Finances VP Yair Mendelson explains why the shekel has gained so strongly against the dollar, while most major currencies have weakened against the US currency.

Workplace pressure Outlawing of workplace bullying is overdue

While legislation on non-sexual harassment at work has stalled in the Knesset, South Korea has set an example for Israel to follow.

No shade in Dizengoff square Planners to start putting Israel into the shade

Shady places are about as rare as parking places in Israel's cities, but municipalities are finally addressing the matter.

Reta Alemu Nega "Israel should do more business with Ethiopia"

Ethiopian Ambassador to Israel Reta Alemu Nega talks about his country's fast-growing economy, and Israel's advantages there.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli / Photo: Lucy Nicholson, Reuters Bar Refaeli fighting to stay out of jail

The civil case against Refaeli will have a huge effect on any criminal proceedings - and goes to the heart of the modern meaning of family life.

Amir Yaron Photo: PR "The Bank of Israel's hands are tied"

The global environment makes the bank's aggressive interest rate forecast unlikely to materialize, say analysts.

Investments Photo: ASAP Creative Shutterstock Kosher investments on the rise

Kosher investment instruments issued by Israel's leading investment houses manage NIS 10 billion in assets.

High-tech Photo: Shutterstock Increasing high-tech work force harder than it sounds

9% of private sector employees in high tech produce 40% of Israel's exports but raising the proportion is not easy.

Donald Trump  photo: Carlos Barria, Reuters No deal of the century

The US economic plan for our region leaves out key issues and key players, lacks sources of finance, and has no takers.

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