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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.

UPDATE 1-Israel to increase gas exports to Egypt, companies say

02 Oct 2019

JERUSALEM, Oct 2 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.

Scientists reconstruct skeleton of elusive, pre-historic human

19 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Researchers in Israel say they have reconstructed the skeleton of a pre-historic human from a long-extinct and elusive species using DNA found in the pinky bone of a 13-year-old girl who died 70,000 years ago.

Next Israeli leader certain to face growing budget problems

18 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Whoever emerges as Israel's prime minister after Tuesday's election will need to rein in a growing budget deficit quickly before it hits economic growth.

Israeli officials warn of growing budget deficit ahead of election

02 Sep 2019

TEL AVIV Israel's budget deficit, which has swelled to a worrying level in 2019, is on course to expand further as the country heads into its second election this year, two top economic officials said on Monday.

Netanyahu: Israel ready for any scenario after Hezbollah clash

01 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel was prepared for any scenario after a cross-border clash with Lebanon's Hezbollah, but neither side seemed eager for another conflict.

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