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      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

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      July 22, 2016

      Hot head

      People are seen watching hot air balloons fly overhead during a two-day international hot air balloon festival in...

    2. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      ICAP set to lose electronic trading chief

      ICAP is to lose one of its most senior executives with Gil Mandelzis leaving his position as head of EBS Brokertec, the...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      July 20, 2016

      French Jewish migration to Israel

      Israelis wave national flags as they welcome newly-arrived Jewish immigrants from France at Ben Gurion Airport, in Lod,...

    4. July 18, 2016

      EnQuest plans stake sale in North Sea field

      Plans by EnQuest to sell a stake in one of the biggest development projects in the North Sea show how independent oil...

    5. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      EnQuest may sell stake in Kraken North Sea field to Delek

      North Sea oil operator EnQuest is in discussions with a subsidiary of Israeli conglomerate Delek Group to sell a 20 per...

    6. July 12, 2016

      Activists fear Israeli law will be used against rights groups

      The EU and civil rights activists have condemned the Israeli parliament’s decision to pass a controversial law that...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      July 11, 2016

      Bnei Brak Bus stop

      A woman shades herself with an umbrella next to a group of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men as they wait for transportation at...

    8. July 11, 2016

      Armed for expansion in the face of global uncertainty

      In relaxed, dressed-down Tel Aviv, Bezhalel (“Butzi”) Machlis stands out. He is wearing a dark suit and tie on a...

    9. July 10, 2016

      Egyptian foreign minister makes push for peace in Israel

      Egypt’s foreign minister travelled unexpectedly to Israel on Sunday in an effort to revive stalled peace efforts, the...

    10. July 5, 2016

      Netanyahu launches diplomatic charm offensive in Africa

      Kenya has promised to “champion” Israel’s rehabilitation in Africa as Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister,...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      July 5, 2016

      Military training

      Israeli army paratroopers take part in a training jump in full battle gear over the Palmachim military base near Tel...

    12. July 1, 2016

      Israel urged to halt settlement activity

      The Middle East Quartet of negotiators has called on Israel to halt settlement activity in occupied Palestinian...

    13. June 30, 2016

      Palestinian kills girl in Israeli settlement in West Bank

      A Palestinian man fatally stabbed a 13-year-old girl in her bed as she slept, after breaking into a house in an Israeli...

    14. June 29, 2016

      Israel: Walled in

      The steel mesh fence stands about six metres high and runs more than 200km along Israel’s desert border with Egypt,...

    15. June 28, 2016

      Turkey seeks a way out of international isolation

      Turkey has found itself increasingly isolated internationally and bereft of allies in a hinterland going up in flames....

    16. June 27, 2016

      Israel and Turkey agree to restore full diplomatic relations

      Israel and Turkey restored full diplomatic relations, ending a five-year diplomatic estrangement between the eastern...

    17. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      Erdogan apologises to Putin over warplane shooting

      Turkey’s president has apologised for the downing of a Russian warplane, the Kremlin said on Monday, paving the way...

    18. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      Israel-Turkey restore diplomatic relations

      Israel and Turkey have agreed to reconcile, officials from the two countries said, ending a five-year diplomatic...

    19. June 26, 2016

      Israel’s Harel in talks with Noble for stake in Tamar gasfield

      Israel’s Harel Insurance and Financial Services said on Sunday that it was in talks to buy up to 4 per cent of the...

    20. June 17, 2016

      Israeli former defence chiefs hit at PM Benjamin Netanyahu

      A round of verbal attacks on Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s resilient leader, by former defence chiefs have marked a...

    21. June 16, 2016

      Ya’alon says he will challenge Netanyahu

      Moshe Ya’alon, who quit as Israel’s defence minister last month after a falling out with prime minister Benjamin...

    22. June 9, 2016

      Israel freezes Palestinian travel permits after Tel Aviv shooting

      Israel on Thursday froze tens of thousands of travel and work permits for Palestinians in response to Wednesday...

    23. June 8, 2016

      Four killed in Tel Aviv market shooting

      Four people were killed and five wounded when gunmen opened fire on civilians in Tel Aviv on Wednesday evening. The...

    24. June 7, 2016

      Netanyahu under fire over French tycoon’s $40,000 donation

      Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a wave of criticism over a donation he received 15 years ago from a businessman on trial...

    25. June 6, 2016

      Palestine camp raid kills three Jordanian officers

      Amman, June 6 (Reuters) — Three Jordanian intelligence officers and two other security personnel were killed in an...

    26. June 3, 2016

      Hollande tries to revive Palestine peace process

      French President François Hollande urged western and Arab diplomats gathered in Paris to agree on a package of economic...

    27. June 1, 2016

      How Israel can marshal the ‘good news’ from the Middle East

      It is not often I hear the words “good news” associated with the Middle East. In fact, I can’t think of anything that...

    28. May 31, 2016

      Benjamin Netanyahu backs 2002 Arab deal ahead of peace talks

      Benjamin Netanyahu has given qualified support to a 2002 peace initiative in which Arab countries give Israel...

    29. May 26, 2016

      Netanyahu’s choice takes risks with Israel’s future

      Observers of Israeli politics might have imagined that there was not much that Benjamin Netanyahu could do to shift his...

    30. May 25, 2016

      Fears of rightward shift in Israel as Lieberman joins government

      Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a deal to bring the party of the ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman...

    31. May 25, 2016

      Turkey-Israel reconciliation inches closer to completion

      Turkey and Israel are inching towards a reconciliation deal that would end a six-year-old estrangement between two of...

    32. May 23, 2016

      Banks need customers’ help to fight cyber crime

      According to the official calendars that log these things, last week was the time to celebrate World Metrology Day...

    33. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Israel keeps rates on hold

      Israel’s central bank has decided to hold steady, maintaining its main interest rate at 0.1 per cent in May....

    34. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Israel may not meet 2016 growth target - Moody's

      Israel’s lower-than-expected growth in the first quarter signals that the country may not be able to achieve key...

    35. May 20, 2016

      Israel finds strange bedfellow in Austria’s far-right

      Austria’s presidential election on Sunday is likely to alarm Europe’s political establishment if — as is widely...

    36. May 20, 2016

      Israel launches legal action to force NGO to disclose witness

      Israel has launched legal action against Breaking the Silence, a prominent NGO that exposes alleged military excesses...

    37. May 19, 2016

      Netanyahu offers Israel’s defence ministry to hardline rival

      Benjamin Netanyahu has offered Israel’s defence ministry to his hardline rival Avigdor Lieberman, in a move set to...

    38. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Opening Quote: Playtech struggling to find a deal

      Burberry has been checked by weakening Chinese demand, Arm has bought Apical for $350m, Playtech is struggling to find...

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