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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.

Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli Flug's stern parting message for Netanyahu

You had better live up to your responsibility for the Bank of Israel's standing, outgoing governor Karnit Flug is telling the prime minister between the lines.

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