Oracle Photo: Shutterstock Oracle worldwide layoffs not hitting Israel yet

Oracle has 400 employees in its Oracle Israel subsidiary, in four centers: Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva, Ra'anana, and Beersheva.

Shekel-dollar ASAP Creative Bank of Israel gains NIS 24b from shekel depreciation

The Bank of Israel reported a net NIS 5.3 billion profit in 2018, compared with an NIS 800 million loss in 2017.

Manager Photo: Shutterstock ASAP Creative 5 terrible reasons to want to be a CEO

Managers who want to become CEO for the wrong reasons are usually failures.

Helsinki Finland Photo: Shutterstock Israel slips in UN World Happiness Index

Israel fell two places to thirteenth but remains ahead of such countries as the UK (15), Germany (17) and the US (19).

medicine Doctors top earners in Israel's public sector organizations

One specialist at Hadassah Medical Center received almost NIS 253,000 a month.

Site of fatal accident at Harish  photo: Coalition against construction site accidents Third building worker in three days killed at Harish

The worker, a Moldovan citizen, died of his injuries after falling from a roof.

Tel Aviv Photo: ASAP Shutterstock Tel Aviv again among world's most expensive cities

The Economist Intelligence Unit's 2019 cost of living rankings are topped by Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Haifa Bay Photo: Tamar Matsafi Haifa Bay plan: Petrochemicals out, 100,000 homes in

The ambitious Innovation Valley program for Haifa Bay was presented today by the Israel Land Administration.

Israel Tax Authority Tax Authority abetting Israel's brain drain

Rulings by the Israel Tax Authority tend to minimize benefits granted by law to new immigrants and returning residents.

Israel Railways  photo: Lihi Eliyahu Israel Railways announces expanded schedule amid unrest

The schedule calls for additional trains and extended operating hours, but Israel Railways may be unable to implement it.

Shahar Ziv photo: Eyal Izhar BDO: Housing prices won't fall in 2019

We see a slide in housing starts, and we therefore believe that housing prices will not fall in 2019," BDO managing partner Shahar Ziv said.

Money Design Efrat Levy Israel’s next welfare minister will have rude awakening

The next welfare minister will find NGOs providing social services under contract to the government systematically underfunded, with the state becoming dependent on philanthropy, says Moshe Schapiro.

Israel Railways photo: Roni Bar-On Sick drivers: Only a symptom of Israel Railways' ills

"Globes" sets out the reasons for the railway's current plight.

Careers Photo: Thinkstock Beware of aptitude tests

The most important consideration in selecting a profession should be the labor market and opportunities for promotion, not aptitude.

Prof. David Zilberman  photo: Eyal Izhar "No genetic engineering means people die"

Prof. David Zilberman insists that agricultural policy must see the whole picture - he even talks to farmers.

New immigrants arriving in Israel  photo: Ariel Jerozolimski Welcome to Israel - check your tax status

Taxation is not the least of the considerations for new immigrants to Israel.

Cannabis  photo: Nir Elias, Reuters "Israel losing unique cannabis know-how"

Patent attorney Dr. Ronnie Benshafrut says Israel companies are conceding their advantages too easily.

Intel building  Photo: Ronen Zvulun, Reuters Is Intel value for Israel's money?

Intel will invest NIS 40 billion, but will hire only 1,000 more employees and pay a ridiculously low 5% corporate tax rate.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosts Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Hiroshige Conservative Japanese cos turn to Israeli innovation

A 200-strong Japanese business delegation to Israel continues a trend of warmer ties.

Careers Photo: Shutterstock Becoming a CEO's executive assistant can be a bad move

Most people with this job title are actually administrative assistants.

Eitan Sheshinski Sheshinski: Gas tax producing huge revenues

The head of the Sheshinski Committee asserts that the tax instituted in 2011 has dramatically increased the government take from Israel's natural gas reservoirs.

Vincent Tchenguiz Photo: Christopher Ratcliffe Vincent Tchenguiz sees collapse of status-quo

The British billionaire, who has investments worth $200 million in Israel, warns on an imminent economic crisis caused by the US-China trade war.

Tamar Tamar partners haven't paid a single shekel tax on profits

The unclear formula for calculating the tax and loopholes leave room for tax planning, explains Avishai Ovadia.

US and China presidents Photo: Reuters Damir Sagolj Israeli high-tech cos caught in US-China crossfire

Israel is fostering economic relations with China, but the US-China trade war could do major to Israeli high-tech.

Eilat Photo: ASAP Shutterstock Your money in 2019, part 3: Eilat, cannabis, fraud

Israelis pay NIS 700 for a return flight to Eilat. But with the new airport 19 kilometers from Eilat and Sde Dov to be closed, flying will be less attractive.

Buses Photo: Tamar Matsafi Your money in 2019, part 2: cars, buses, housing, tips

Politicians want to be admired for protecting the environment - but without giving up tax revenues from cars and gasoline.

Shekel Photo: ASAP Creative Your money in 2019, part 1: cash, credit, utilities

The use of cash in purchases is now subject to a new legal ceiling in Israel as part of the fight against unreported capital.

Yehuda Zisapel  photo: Eyal Izhar Yehuda Zisapel brings high-tech hopes to Arad

Zisapel combines original solutions to Israel's engineer shortage with a fresh chance for disadvantaged youth - backed by his own cash.

Reuven Rivlin  photo: Tamar Matsafi President Rivlin: Arabs, haredim must share in Israeli dream

"Even 120 MKs can't change the principle of equality."

Haredim Photo: Shutterstock Haredim aren't as poor as you think

Ultra-Orthodox Jews are smarter consumers, have interest-free loan funds, and are satisfied even if they are poor, the Haredi Institute for Public Affairs has found.

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