Bank of Israel

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Name: Bank of Israel
Nationality: Israel
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Israel economy seen growing at 5-year low of 2.0 percent in 2014

(Reuters) - Israel's economy will grow by 2.0 percent in 2014, its slowest pace in five years due to declines in exports and investment and well below a 3.2 percent rate in 2013, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Monday.It comes after the Finance ... [Published Reuters - 1 hour ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Shekel weaker against dollar with BoI rate call due

Several analysts see the Bank of Israel announcing a further interest rate cut today. ... [Published Globes - 3 hours ago]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Finance Ministry official: Home prices hugely damaging

Deputy budget director Eran Nitzan says Israel is short of 100,000 housing units.In an interview on Channel 10 this morning, Eran Nitzan, deputy budget director in the Ministry of Finance with special responsibility for real estate, spoke about the ministry's ... [Published Globes - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 2 reports

Bank of Israel May Surprise With Another Rate Cut, Goldman Says

Israel’s central bank mayunexpectedly cut the benchmark interest rate for a third month, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) said, defying predictions by othereconomists.The six-member monetary policy committee, led by GovernorKarnit Flug, will probably trim ... [Published Bloomberg - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Yesh Atid threat to leave coalition

Yesh Atid, Likud's largest coalition partner, may leave the government if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not ensure that Finance Minister Yair Lapid's plan to cancel VAT on first homes passes into law.Coalition chairman Yariv Levin, who is also ... [Published Jewish Chronicle - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Bank of Israel Governor Listed Among World’s Top Central Bank Chiefs

The magazine, which publishes an annual ranking of s, awarded Flug its top rating, an A. The other bankers who received that score are from Taiwan, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia.According to Global Finance, Flug was awarded ... [Published Algemeiner.com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Bank of Israel governor among world's top central bank chiefs

Less than a year after her appointment as Bank of Israel governor, Dr. Karnit Flug was selected by the prestigious Global Finance magazine as one of the world's top seven central bank governors.The magazine, which publishes an annual ranking of central ... [Published Israel Hayom - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Politicians squabble as economy stagnates

The economy suffers, while Netanyahu and Lapid are playing ego games.Here are a few things that the general public knows about the state of the Israeli economy in September 2014. First of all, economic activity more or less stagnated during the war, and ... [Published Globes - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Israeli economy drops to 5-year low due to export declines

Israeli economy grew at a 1.5 percent rate in the second quarter of 2014, marking its lowest level in the past five years, the country's Central Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday in a statement. The decline of the gross domestic product (GDP) was sharper ... [Published Individual.com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Israel economy grew 1.5 percent in Q2, weakest in 5 years

(Adds details, market reaction)By Steven ScheerJERUSALEM, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Israel's economy grew at an annualised rate of 1.5 percent in the second quarter, slower than previously thought and its weakest level since early 2009, the Central Bureau ... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

The first in the new series of banknotes—the NIS 50 denomination—enters circulation today

The Bank of Israel calls on the public to get to know the new banknote and its security features via publicity pamphlets, the internet, and a cellular application that are being launched today.The new NIS 50 banknote-the first in the new series of banknotes ... [Published Noodls - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Bank of Israel Chair Named One of World's Best Central Bankers

Bank of Israel governor Karnit Flug has been selected as one of the seven best central bank heads in the world by Global Finance magazine, which puts out an annual ranking of bankers considered the most effective in steering their economies through rough ... [Published Israel National News - Sep 15 2014]

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"There was an impact and we see that in imports and in tourism" Oz Shimony, senior director of the statistics bureau's macroeconomics department, told Reuters after a news conference
"As an entrepreneur,  I have personally experienced many of the difficulties encountered by every person seeking to realize his dreams. As an Arab entrepreneur, I have experienced the unique difficulties facing Arabs in Israeli society" said Telhami. Takwin was set upup to help Arabs overcome some of the unique obstacles they face
...his 0% VAT program for first-time homebuyers, and the opposition of senior Finance Ministry and Bank of Israel officials to the plan, Nitzan said, "We live in a democratic regime. There are ministers, and they have the authority to decide. Of course it's appropriate for them to listen to the opinions of the professional officials." So what's your view?
...paradigm that we live on our sword, that we are surrounded by enemies and that in order to be prepared, we must spend a lot of money," he explains. "But the most obvious result is that nothing is left for civilian infrastructure: education, welfare, health, proper quality of living" Rosenberg adds

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Israel economy seen growing at 5-year low of 2.... [Published Reuters - 1 hour ago]
Grand Central: The Fed’s Exit Plan is Still a W... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - 1 hour ago]
Shekel weaker against dollar with BoI rate call... [Published Globes - 3 hours ago]
Key gaps remain between Lapid, Netanyahu on budget [Published Jerusalem Post - 12 hours ago]
Arab Israeli high-tech incubator raises $4.5 mi... [Published Jerusalem Post - 19 hours ago]
Goldman Sachs: BoI to lower interest rate again [Published Globes - 23 hours ago]
Finance Ministry official: Home prices hugely d... [Published Globes - Sep 21 2014]
Bank of Israel May Surprise With Another Rate C... [Published Bloomberg - Sep 21 2014]
Bank of Israel May Surprise With Another Rate C... [Published Bloomberg via Google News - Sep 21 2014]
Lapid, Netanyahu near to a deal on 2015 budget [Published The Times Of Israel - Sep 20 2014]
Analysis: Political battle over Israel's 2015 b... [Published Balita.org - Sep 19 2014]
News Analysis: Political battle over Israel 201... [Published Individual.com - Sep 18 2014]
Yesh Atid threat to leave coalition [Published Jewish Chronicle - Sep 18 2014]
Grand Central: Fed Moves Slowly, Rate Path Unce... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Sep 18 2014]
The Ticker: IAC reportedly makes $500m offer fo... [Published Haaretz - Sep 18 2014]
Poll: 60% of Israelis oppose increased defense ... [Published Jerusalem Post - Sep 17 2014]
A Problem of Netanyahu’s Own Making [Published Hamodia - Sep 17 2014]
Netanyahu, Lapid both winners in defense budget... [Published AlMonitor - Sep 16 2014]
Bank of Israel Governor Listed Among World’s To... [Published Algemeiner.com - Sep 16 2014]
Exports largely unaffected by Protective Edge [Published Jerusalem Post - Sep 16 2014]
Bank of Israel governor among world's top centr... [Published Israel Hayom - Sep 16 2014]
Politicians squabble as economy stagnates [Published Globes - Sep 16 2014]
Gov't mulls taxing owners of 3 or more homes [Published Globes - Sep 16 2014]
Israeli economy drops to 5-year low due to expo... [Published Individual.com - Sep 16 2014]
Gaza war forces Israel to cut growth forecast a... [Published Malay Mail - Sep 16 2014]
Israel economy grew 1.5 percent in Q2, weakest ... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Sep 16 2014]
The first in the new series of banknotes—the NI... [Published Noodls - Sep 16 2014]
New 50 Shekel Bill to Enter Circulation This Mo... [Published Israel National News - Sep 16 2014]
Exchange rate pass-through using highly disaggr... [Published VOX - Sep 16 2014]
BRIEF: Against expectations, CPI falls 0.1% in ... [Published BusinessWeek - Sep 15 2014]
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Grand Central: The Fed’s Exit Plan is Still a W... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - 1 hour ago]
The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Monday, September 22, 2014: Sign up for the newsletter . Highlights Hilsenrath’s Take: The Fed’s Exit Plan is Still a Work in Progress Federal Reserve Rate-Hike Tool Limits Stir ...
Bank of Israel May Surprise With Another Rate C... [Published Bloomberg via Google News - Sep 21 2014]
Bank of Israel May Surprise With Another Rate Cut, Goldman Says Bloomberg Goldman's prediction contrasts with forecasts by 21 economists surveyed by Bloomberg , all of whom predict no change. “We expect the 'dovish' central bank to surprise the ...
Grand Central: Fed Moves Slowly, Rate Path Unce... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Sep 18 2014]
The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Thursday, September 18, 2014: Sign up for the newsletter Highlights Hilsenrath’s Take: Fed Moves Slowly, Rate Path Uncertain and Other Meeting Thoughts Fed Plots Cautious Course ...
Grand Central: Dollar Doomsayers Have Gotten th... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Sep 15 2014]
The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Monday, September 15, 2014: Sign up for the newsletter . Highlights Hilsenrath’s Take: Dollar Doomsayers Have Gotten the Fed All Wrong Fed Sizes Up Alternate Rate Hike Paths BOE’s ...
Disagreement over 2015 budget fuels tension bet... [Published BICOM News - Sep 15 2014]
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yair Lapid met yesterday but appeared no closer to resolving sharp disagreement over the 2015 budget. Plans to present the annual budget to the cabinet and subsequently to the Knesset are behind ...
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