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Startup investment Photo: Shutterstock ASAP Creative Israel climbs to 5th in Bloomberg innovation index

Israel leapt ahead of the US, Singapore, and Japan in its rise from 10th place last year.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosts Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Hiroshige Japan business chief: We're building Society 5.0 with Israeli tech

Hiromichi Shinohara: We put the biggest emphasis on the combination of Japanese and Israeli technologies.

Nir Sztern Photo: Sivan Faraj Cellcom CEO unilaterally announces 250 layoffs

It seems the decision is not final, and depends on the workers' committee's agreement to cut back employee benefits.

Teddy Sagi, Emanuele Giaufret and Yitzhak Eldan Photo: PR Sagi wins foreign ambassadors' business award

Teddy Sagi was awarded the inaugural Foreign Ambassadors Club in Israel Prize for promoting international business foreign relations for Israel.

Moshe Kahlon Photo: Reuters Analysts insist Treasury manipulated 2018 budget

The main concern is that Israel's Ministry of Finance in effect transferred part of the deficit from 2018 to 2019.

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.

Growth Photo: Shutterstock Israel's Q3 growth figure revised upwards

Growth in the quarter was revised from 2.1% to 2.3%, on an annualized basis, the Central Bureau of Statistics report

inflation CPI down 0.3% in Dec, housing prices still falling

Inflation was 0.8% in 2018, while housing prices have fallen 2.3% in the past 12 months, Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics reports.

Ayalon pedestrian bridge Photo; Chen Architects Haim Katz wants alternatives to Sat work on Tel Aviv bridge

The Yehudit pedestrian bridge over the Ayalon highway is becoming a major orthodox-secular political bone of contention.

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

Most people with this job title are actually administrative assistants.

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Photo: Eyal Izhar TASE workers blocking public offering

Negotiations between management and the workers have reached a deadlock.

Innovation Authority chair Ami Appelbaum, CEO Aharon Aharon, Economy Minister Eli Cohen Innovation Authority pinpoints Israeli tech industry's failings

In a 100-page survey, the Authority recommends government action to focus the industry on AI and bring its benefits to other sectors.

unemployment  photo: Ariel Yarozlimksy Unemployment claims up 5.7% in 2018

The number of claims for income supplements was down 11% in 2018.

Lilach Asher-Topilsky Discount Bank signs new salary agreement

The agreement includes a NIS 450 pay rise for clerical staff and NIS 600 for managers.

Eitan Sheshinski Sheshinski: Gas tax producing enormous 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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