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    1. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Bank of Israel cites Brexit risks as it keeps rates on hold

      Israel’s central bank has cited the UK’s Brexit vote among the main considerations behind its decision to keep interest...

    2. Fast FT

      January 25, 2016

      Israel: monetary policy to remain 'accommodative'

      Israel has left its base rate at 0.1 per cent, where it has been since February of last year,and the central bank has...

    1. November 26, 2014

      Violence takes toll on Israel’s economy

      The souk of Jerusalem’s Old City, where vendors sell T-shirts extolling the Israel Defense Forces alongside those...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. June 21, 2012

      Reform in Israel

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

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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