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Amiram Barkat

Einat Kalisch-Rotem  photo: Rami Zarnegar Haifa Mayor digs Israel out of a hole on Haifa port

Caught between the US and China over construction of Haifa's new port, Einat Kalisch-Rotem has rescued Israel.

Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli Netanyahu talks like he wants control of Treasury

After leaving the Finance Ministry to Yair Lapid and Moshe Kahlon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is talking like he wants the economy back in Likud hands.

Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli With S&P's backing, Kahlon can ignore the critics

The bad news of recent months failed to dent S&P's confidence in the Israeli economy and in the government's ability to repay its debts.

Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli Kahlon's legacy: Huge deficits are the new normal

Israel's finance minister prefers listening to people who tell him forecasts are just scaremongering than to his professional economists.

Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli Israel's economic skies darken

The latest macro figures show fiscal policy unraveling while Israel's main economic problem is worsening.

Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli Ending forex purchases to offset gas sales meaningless

The Bank of Israel will continue to purchase foreign currency outside of the program framework.

Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli Rising inflation means rate hike sooner rather than later

While leaving the interest rate at 0.1%, the Bank of Israel is preparing the market for a future interest rate hike.

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