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UPDATE 2-Israel starts exporting natural gas to Egypt under landmark deal

15 Jan 2020

* Gas could also go to Asia through Suez Canal (Adds interview with Israeli minister)

Israel's weakened left-wing parties merge ahead of March election

13 Jan 2020

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.

Israel gets first gas from Leviathan with exports to follow

31 Dec 2019

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.

UPDATE 3-Israel gets first gas from Leviathan with exports to follow

31 Dec 2019

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.

Intel buys Israeli AI startup Habana Labs for $2 billion

16 Dec 2019

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.

UPDATE 2-Bank of Israel holds key rate, cautions on political uncertainty

25 Nov 2019

* Central bank says taking steps to make policy more accommodative

Netanyahu's Likud to hold party leadership vote - challenger

25 Nov 2019

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

Election turmoil plunges Israel into budget crisis

21 Nov 2019

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.

UPDATE 2-Bank of Israel signals possible rate cut in 2020

07 Oct 2019

* Cenbank's staff see key rate at 0.1%-0.25% in 2020 (Adds Bank of Israel governor/analyst comments, shekel reaction)

Israel to increase gas exports to Egypt, companies say

02 Oct 2019

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.

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