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'No catastrophe': Israel budget deficit to fall in 2020 - ministry

12 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Israel's budget deficit is likely to drop below 3% of gross domestic product in 2020 after an increase this year, the director general of the Finance Ministry said.

UPDATE 1-Cyber firm NSO vows to tackle human rights misuse

10 Sep 2019

* NSO understands misuse could represent rights violations (Adds comments from NSO source, Amnesty International)

Cyber spying firm NSO to follow human rights guidelines

10 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM, Sept 10 The Israeli-based NSO Group, whose software is alleged to have been used in a number of government surveillance scandals, said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N. guidelines to prevent rights abuses.

Bezeq to study implications of possible indictments of former officials

02 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM, Sept 2 Bezeq Israel Telecom said on Monday it was not yet able to assess the implications of possible indictments of former senior officials on the company and its financial results.

UPDATE 1-Israel central bank chief vows to use all tools to prevent slowdown

01 Sep 2019

TEL AVIV, Sept 1 Bank of Israel Governor Amir Yaron said on Sunday the central bank will use all its available tools to prevent an economic slowdown and push inflation higher.

UPDATE 2-Bank of Israel holds rates, sees no hikes for "extended period"

28 Aug 2019

JERUSALEM, Aug 28 The Bank of Israel held its benchmark interest rate at 0.25% on Wednesday for the sixth straight meeting, citing a downward shift in inflation, and removed the prospect of a rate increase for the time being.

No Israel rate move this week but cuts possible later in 2019: Reuters poll

26 Aug 2019

JERUSALEM Israel's central bank is expected to hold short-term interest rates steady this week, but analysts belief a rate cut is now possible by the end of the year - a reversal from last month when rate hikes were deemed likely in 2019.

Israel's Bezeq may write down up to 2.1 billion shekels in second quarter

25 Aug 2019

TEL AVIV Bezeq Israel Telecom said on Sunday it may write down as much as 2.1 billion shekels ($599 million) in the second quarter from its mobile telephone and satellite TV units, sending its shares down nearly 7%.

UPDATE 2-Israel's Bezeq may write down up to 2.1 bln shekels in Q2

25 Aug 2019

TEL AVIV, Aug 25 Bezeq Israel Telecom said on Sunday it may write down as much as 2.1 billion shekels ($599 million) in the second quarter from its mobile telephone and satellite TV units, sending its shares down nearly 7%.

Israel, South Korea forge free trade deal

21 Aug 2019

JERUSALEM Israel and South Korea concluded three years of negotiations on a free trade agreement on Wednesday, hoping to build on a more than 15% jump in bilateral trade last year to $2.5 billion.

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