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  1. August 25, 2014

    Israel sets lowest ever rate of 0.25% as Gaza conflict takes toll

    Israel’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to the lowest level ever, in an effort to recharge an economy slowed...

  2. August 18, 2014

    Shekel drops on intervention speculation

    The Israeli shekel fell to a six-month low against the dollar on Monday, hit by speculation that falling inflation and...

  1. FT Alphaville

    July 10, 2014

    Money Supply: Fischer worries about macroprudential policy

    Note: FT Alphaville is now playing host to posts from the FT’s Money Supply box. Enjoy (and argue away, if you see fit)....

  2. June 15, 2014

    Tungsten to provide finance to UK small businesses

    Tungsten Corporation, Edmund Truell’s digital invoicing start-up, is set to join the ranks of a new breed of small business...

  3. May 27, 2014

    Israel to boost tech funding schemes

    Israel’s chief scientist is trying to solve two problems at once with a new policy to provide preferential funding to...

  4. March 30, 2014

    Dutch pension fund defends Israel stance

    The second-biggest pension fund in the Netherlands has defended its asset management arm’s decision to dump its holdings in...

  5. March 13, 2014

    Fed candidate Fischer defends his time at Citi

    Stanley Fischer was forced to defend his work at Citigroup but looks set to become vice-chairman of the US Federal Reserve...

  6. January 10, 2014

    Obama nominates Stanley Fischer as Fed vice-chairman

    Janet Yellen, the incoming US Federal Reserve chairwoman, got a boost to her leadership on Friday after the nomination of a...

  7. FT Alphaville

    November 14, 2013

    A Stanley Fischer encomium

    FT Alphaville is a little bit late to this appreciation of the outgoing Bank of Israel governor (and former deputy IMF...

  8. October 20, 2013

    Karnit Flug chosen as Bank of Israel governor

    Karnit Flug has been chosen as head of the Bank of Israel, ending a four-month interregnum at the top of the institution...

  9. September 15, 2013

    Race for Fed chair scrambled with little sign of who Obama will pick

    The withdrawal of Lawrence Summers has scrambled the race for the US Federal Reserve chairmanship with little immediate sign...

  10. FT Alphaville

    August 5, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Mr Kuroda’s vacation plans. - US budget bedlam coming this fall. - The anniversary of S&P’s...

  11. August 5, 2013

    Search for Bank of Israel chairman intensifies

    Central bank appointments rarely arouse much tabloid passion but the search for a Bank of Israel chairman has brought that...

  12. August 2, 2013

    Second Israel central bank candidate pulls out

    The newly designated governor of Israel’s central bank withdrew his candidacy yesterday, becoming the second nominee for the...

  13. July 29, 2013

    Scandal forces Frenkel to drop bid to head Israeli central bank

    Jacob Frenkel has quit his candidacy to serve a second stint as the head of Israel’s central bank, claiming an “avalanche”...

  14. July 12, 2013

    Cologne bottle complicates Frenkel’s move to Israel central bank

    The appointment of Jacob Frenkel as Israel‘s next central banker has hit a snag after information emerged about an incident...

  15. July 1, 2013

    Bank of Israel’s Stanley Fischer warns of ‘dangerous’ populism

    Stanley Fischer, Israel’s outgoing central bank governor, warned that a “dangerous” mood of populism was developing in the...

  16. June 24, 2013

    Jacob Frenkel lends heft to Israel’s central bank

    As recently as last week the Israeli business press was reporting that Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister, was struggling to...

  17. The World

    June 24, 2013

    Jacob Frenkel: A short reading list

    Jacob Frenkel, currently a chairman of JPMorgan International, will return as governor of the central bank of Israel, 13...

  18. June 23, 2013

    Frenkel to return to Bank of Israel

    Jacob Frenkel, chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and a former chief of Israel’s central bank, will return to his...

  19. June 12, 2013

    Fischer refuses to rule self out of Fed job

    Stanley Fischer, the outgoing governor of the Bank of Israel, has refused to rule himself out of the running for the top job...

  20. June 12, 2013

    MSCI ruling setback to Tel Aviv exchange

    MSCI will not include Israel in its Europe index, dealing a setback to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, which had lobbied to be...

  21. FT Alphaville

    May 13, 2013

    The Closer

    US stocks barely budged; the S&P 500 was up 0.07 points to close at 1,633.77 (Reuters). Bloomberg has been caught in another...

  22. May 5, 2013

    Israeli cabinet backs plan to raise deficit target

    JERUSALEM, May 5: Israel’s cabinet has approved a plan to raise the 2013 budget deficit target, delaying spending cuts until...

  23. April 18, 2013

    Bank Leumi pulls billionaire’s debt deal

    Angry complaints from Israeli politicians and the public have forced Bank Leumi to freeze a planned debt restructuring for a...

  24. January 30, 2013

    Central banker quitting for ‘personal reasons’

    Stanley Fischer has said his decision to quit as head of Israel’s central bank was mainly due to personal reasons – not...

  25. beyondbrics

    January 30, 2013

    London headlines

    * Petrobras to increase fuel prices * India sees end to Vodafone tax dispute * China anger at EU telecoms demands * SK Hynix...

  26. January 29, 2013

    Israel’s loss could be someone else’s gain

    The surprise announcement of the resignation in June of Stanley Fischer will deprive Israel of the services of one of the...

  27. January 29, 2013

    Fischer to retire from Bank of Israel

    Stanley Fischer on Tuesday announced he would resign as governor of the Bank of Israel at midyear, after more than eight...

  28. FT Alphaville

    January 29, 2013

    Stanley Fischer flying solo

    We don’t know his plans, but the Bank of Israel’s much lauded head, Stanley Fischer, may soon join the increasingly globally...

  29. Money Supply

    October 26, 2012

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our week ahead email helps you to track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

  30. July 30, 2012

    Israel spells out ‘harsh’ austerity measures

    The Israeli government on Monday pushed through a package of tough new austerity measures, in the latest sign that the...

  31. Money Supply

    July 20, 2012

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our week ahead email helps you to track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

  32. FT Alphaville

    June 25, 2012

    Interesting Israeli easing

    Israel’s central bank had just cut interest rates at pixel time on Monday, easing by 25bps to a 2.25 per cent policy rate....

  33. June 21, 2012

    Reform in Israel

    Concentrated ownership of business is common, particularly in emerging countries. The consequences are malign. This is why...

  34. Money Supply

    March 6, 2012

    Will central banks shift into US stocks?

    Are US equities about to get a boost from a surprising source? The Bank of Israel this month joined the Swiss National Bank...

  35. February 22, 2012

    Israel eyes break-up of conglomerates

    Israel’s most influential business tycoons are facing the prospect of a forced break-up of their conglomerates under...

  36. Money Supply

    January 25, 2012

    Central bankers in Davos

    Davos is not as important an event on the calendars of central bankers as the IMF/World Bank meetings or the Bank for...

  37. Money Supply

    September 26, 2011

    Israel’s surprise cut

    The Bank of Israel – one of the first to raise rates following Lehman Brothers’ failure – on Monday became the latest to...

  38. Money Supply

    September 23, 2011

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our week ahead email will help you to track the most important events in the central banking world. To see all of our emails...

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