* Gas could also go to Asia through Suez Canal
(Adds interview with Israeli minister)
JERUSALEM Israel's left-wing parties said on Monday they would join forces ahead of a March 2 national election to regain dwindling influence in parliament and pose a fresh challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
JERUSALEM Israel's $3.6 billion offshore Leviathan field started production on Tuesday, paving the way for multi-billion dollar gas export deals with Egypt and Jordan in the coming weeks.
JERUSALEM, Dec 31 Israel's $3.6 billion offshore
Leviathan field started production on Tuesday, paving the way
for multi-billion dollar gas export deals with Egypt and Jordan
in the coming weeks.
JERUSALEM Intel Corp has bought Israel-based artificial intelligence (AI) firm Habana Labs for about $2 billion, the chipmaker said on Monday, seeking to expand its AI portfolio to bolster its data-center business.
* Central bank says taking steps to make policy more
JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party will hold a leadership vote, a Likud challenger said on Sunday, as pressure mounted on the veteran leader to step aside after his indictment on corruption charges. | Video
JERUSALEM With the prospect of a third election in Israel in less than a year, it will be well into 2020 before a new budget is passed, triggering months of cutbacks that will weigh on economic growth.
* Cenbank's staff see key rate at 0.1%-0.25% in 2020
(Adds Bank of Israel governor/analyst comments, shekel
JERUSALEM Israel is significantly increasing the amount of natural gas it plans to export to Egypt under a landmark deal, Israeli energy companies said on Wednesday, sending their shares higher.