Israel Katz and Benjamin Netanyahu / Photo: Abir Sultan Reuters , Reuters Netanyahu, Katz present new aid program

The one-year program provides immediate aid to people on furlough and the self-employed.

The settlement of Na'aleh in Samaria on the West Bank / Photo: Ariel Schalit, AP Annexation: Good or bad for Israel's economy?

Two former Finance Ministry directors present opposing views of the economic aspect of imposing Israeli sovereignty in the West Bank.

Benjamin Netanyahu / Photo: Knesset Spokesperson Adina Walman , דוברות הכנסת From model to awful warning: How the world sees Israel

The resurgence of Covid-19 in Israel has attracted worldwide attention, and led to real consequences for Israeli travelers.

Bank of Israel Photo: Shutterstock ASAP Creative Israel's forex reserves up $4.8b in June to new record

The Bank of Israel purchased $1.445 billion in foreign currency last month in efforts to weaken the shekel.

Stanley Fischer  / Photo: Reuters Netanyahu meets Stanley Fischer to discuss economic crisis

Fischer headed the Bank of Israel during the 2008 global financial crisis and helped steer Israel out of recession within six months.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Yisrael Katz, pre-Covid-19 / Photo: Knesset spokesperson Israel's budget deficit widens to 6.4%

The Ministry of Finance said that as of the end of June it had spent 47% of its promised NIS 10 million economic rescue package.

Amir Yaron  / Photo: Rafi Kotz, Globes BoI to buy corporate bonds, keeps rate unchanged

The Bank of Israel has kept the interest rate at 0.1% but is buying corporate bonds for the first time ever and has issued a bleaker growth forecast.

Prof. Amir Yaron BoI rate cut seen possible

The Bank of Israel is due to announce its interest rate decision for July this afternoon.

Coronavirus ventilation ward / Photo: Reuven Castro, Walla! News Israel loses Covid-19 advantage

After being one of the best to cope at the pandemic's start, Israel is now among the worst, with perhaps only days to avoid lockdown.

Covid-19 and economic downturn / Photo: Shutterstock Gov't in emergency session on coronavirus

As cases continue to rise rapidly in Israel, a limit of 20 on gatherings in any space is being considered.

Benjamin Netanyahu / Photo: Haim Tzach GPO , GPO Netanyahu promises six-month economic aid plan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein announced measures to curb Covid-19's resurgence.

Israel Katz and Benjamin Netanyahu / Photo: Abir Sultan Reuters , Reuters Wake up!

Israel's leadership is sleepwalking to economic disaster, warns "Globes" editor Naama Sikuler.

hand washing On new and healthy habits

Managers need to explain the rationale for change, and offer an alternative to existing behaviors.

Shekel Photo: Shutterstock Limits in Israel for cash payments to be cut again

The legal limit for cash payments is to be reduced from NIS 11,000 to NIS 6,000 for businesses and from NIS 50,000 to NIS 15,000 for individuals.

Amdocs Photo: Eyal Izhar Amdocs to lay off hundreds

Amdocs: We are continually strategically looking at the situation of our work force and adjusting it to changing business needs.

Harel Locker  / Photo: Eyal Izhar, Globes Israel Aerospace to lay off 900, as CEO quits

Nimrod Sheffer is stepping down after two years as sources inform "Globes" that IAI's Aviation Group will cut 900 out of 5,000 jobs.

Empty bar in Tiberias  / Photo: Tal Schneider, Globes Unemployment hitting young people hardest

Only 20% of people aged 24 or younger who were put on unpaid leave had returned to work by the end of May, the Israel Employment Service reports.

Yuli Edelstein / Photo: Ministry of Health Edelstein: Comply with guidelines or face lockdown

As coronavirus numbers in Israel rise, Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein wants more restrictions to avoid "huge economic damage".

Ernst & Young Israel EY Israel to lay off several dozen

Israel's largest accounting firm is recalling 350 staff from unpaid leave on July 1 but there will also be layoffs.

israel Katz and Benjamin Netanyahu / Photo: Abir Sultan Reuters , Reuters Gov't extends unemployment benefits until mid-August

Employees in Israel placed on unpaid leave due to the crisis will now be entitled to unemployment pay until mid-August.

Electric charging point All new buildings to have EV charging infrastructure

The measure is one of several in this year's Economic Arrangements Bill designed to further Israel's renewable energy program.

Haifa Port / Photo: Eyal Izhar, Globes Want to know all about Haifa's new port? Try China

The new Chinese-operated port is meant to be a game changer for the Israeli economy. Why is no-one here talking about it?

Coronavirus ventilation ward / Photo: Reuven Castro, Walla! News Gloomy coronavirus projection draws heavy criticism

Epidemiologists say the IDF Intelligence Corps report predicting a steep rise in fatalities contains severe errors.

Working from home / Photo: Shutterstock, How effective is working remotely?

Work from home is here here to stay, but it doesn't suit every employee or every enterprise.

shekel  / Photo illustration: Shutterstock Why higher inflation is on the way

Expecting higher inflation during a recession may seem perverse, but the market is pointing in that direction.

Connections The strong value of weak ties

Close relationships give us pleasure, but distant ones can prove more useful in our careers.

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