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Amiram Barkat

Blue and White's grey economic platform

Yair Lapid and Benny Gantz's party abounds in promises, but is unclear on how to implement and pay for them.

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.

Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli S&P's five mistakes

Israel's credit rating upgrade depended on complete failure to perceive which way the wind is blowing in Netanyahu's government.

Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli S&P gives vote of confidence in the Israeli economy

Israel's lower debt ratio and budget deficit, and high growth have been impressive achievements over the past decade.

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