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Shai Babad and Moshe Kahlon  / Photo: Lior Mizrachi Israel's growth is not as good as it seems

Prof. Omer Moav argues that it's per capita growth that counts, and the 1.3% average annual rise in Moshe Kahlon's tenure as finance minister is below the OECD average.

Dollars Photo: Shutterstock Grant Thornton Israel: Record foreign investment deals in 2019

There were 261 major investment deals in Israel in 2019 compared with 252 in 2018, reports Grant Thornton Israel (Fahn Kanne).

rental housing  photo: Shlomi Yosef Residential rent trends mixed in 2019

Figures newly published by the Central Bureau of Statistics show wide variations between different cities in Israel and different apartment types.

Eran Yaacov Tax Authority plans real-time reporting of invoices over NIS 5,000

The Israel Tax Authority wants tough measures in the war on fictitious invoices and unreported capital.

Growth Photo: Shutterstock Israel's 2019 growth revised upwards

Israel's economy grew at 4.6% in the fourth quarter, higher than expected, because imports of hybrid cars were brought forward ahead of a 2020 tax hike.

price gun  photo: Tamar Matzafi CPI falls more than expected

Israel's Consumer Price Index fell by 0.4% in January. Home prices have also fallen slightly.

Andrew Abir BoI Deputy Governor blasts forex 'know-it-alls'

Andrew Abir slams the Bank of Israel's critics on foreign currency intervention for not understanding the market and the bank's tools.

Modi'in city center lot  / Photo: unsplash, unsplash.com Modi'in offers longest life expectancy

Tel Aviv has both the highest per capital income and the lowest rate of home ownership, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports.

Chinese worker in Israel photo: Eyal Yitzhar Israel extends visas of 1,700 Chinese building workers

More Chinese workers were due to arrive to replace them but this has been put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak.

HR forum meeting HR seeks new role in a changing workplace

A forum of Human Resources professionals discusses the challenges posed by the way we work now.

Andrew Abir Govt set to confirm Andrew Abir as BoI deputy governor

Abir is currently director of the Bank of Israel's Market Operations Department, responsible for managing Israel's foreign exchange reserves.

Employment market Not all workers are employees

Labor laws and employment safety nets must be redefined for the gig economy.

Prof. Uri Sivan Technion president: Tech giants eroding our status

Prof. Uri Sivan says that inadequate government budgets, the research needs of the tech giants and the Internet have undermined the position of universities.

David Schenker / Photo: Shlomi Yosef , Globes "China trade is a national security issue"

US Assistant Secretary of Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker slams Israel's laxity over China, but still calls Israeli-US relations "amazing".

Working at home See you in the virtual office

What will happen to work when reality is no longer real, asks Nirit Cohen.

London  photo: Reuters New tax treaty seen boosting UK-Israel trade

The revised Israel-UK Protocol now in force has been warmly welcomed.

Robotics exhibition in Switzerland Switzerland and Israel: An entrepreneurial win-win

A new Swiss initiative will enable startups from the two countries to learn from each other's strengths.

Haredim and Arabs   photo: Reuters Poverty report: Lies and manipulation

The poverty report is about inequality, not children without food. The report's authors and media ignore this and make demagogic statements, says Dr. Michael Sarel.

Shir Elmaliach in Tourism Ministry campaign What could derail Israel's tourism boom?

It isn't Hamas rockets - the answer lies closer to home.

Leviathan gas reservoir / Photo: Albatros Leviathan gas: The good, bad, and downright confusing

The gas from Leviathan came ashore on time, exports look set, but Israeli factories still await hook-up, and no-one even knows who should decide on conflicts with Tamar.

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