Shares of Sodastream rose as much as 12 percent after Calcalist identified PepsiCo, Dr Pepper or Starbucks as the potential investors in the firm.» Read More
April 16- At-home soda maker Sodastream International is in early talks to sell a stake of up to 16 percent to a strategic entity, Israeli financial news daily Calcalist reported on its website.
*CEO says Israel is holding Palestinian economy hostage. *Israel imposed economic sanctions on Palestinians last week. DUBAI, April 15- The boss of a telecoms company accused Israel of using sanctions to hold the Palestinian economy hostage after the Jewish state stopped his firm from importing equipment to launch services in Gaza.
Up in the hills above Silicon Valley, a company called Meta is working on a potentially revolutionary "augmented" reality eyeglass product.
*Israel in talks with Egypt, Turkey on major gas export deals. MILAN/ LONDON, April 14- Israel's drive to export its new-found natural gas could help to rebuild strained ties with old regional allies Egypt and Turkey, but could deprive Europe of a precious alternative to Russian gas.
WASHINGTON— The United States is working to convince a reluctant Europe of the need to punish Russia more severely for its meddling in Ukraine while at the same time warning Moscow to step back or take more financial hits.
RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 8- The Palestinian Authority said on Tuesday it plans to issue bonds to banks as part of a restructuring of its sizeable debts, in what will be the first sale of government bonds in the territory's 20- year history. Jihad Al Wazir, head of the Palestinian Monetary Authority, said around $200 million of debt would be converted to bonds.
Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday asked generic drug manufacturers to respond to a request from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd seeking to prevent a lower court ruling from taking effect while the high court considers an appeal in a patent fight over Teva's top-selling multiple sclerosis drug, Copaxone.
April 8- MUZAFFARNAGAR, India- India's main opposition party, tipped to form the next government, appears to be returning to its Hindu nationalist roots at the start of a five-week general election, raking up divisive issues and using strong language in an area hit by religious riots.
PARIS, April 7- Patrick Drahi, the Franco-Israeli billionaire who won a bidding war for media group Vivendi's SFR telecoms unit at the weekend, was quick on Monday to forgive a French establishment that just two weeks ago was trying to knock him out of the race.
JERUSALEM, April 6- Arie Levin envisions a time in the not too distant future where his micro electronics company, AVX Corp, may no longer have operations in Israel.
*Israel kept right to take greater gas share in emergency. MILAN/ LONDON, April 3- A tax dispute between Israel and Australia's Woodside threatens to delay gas production from the flagship Leviathan field, while the government is also forcing oil firms to spend more on pipelines than they expected.
He said he saw the space as an "arms race" as cyber security players such as Palo Alto, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd and FireEye Inc are all in the process of building out their product wings. Palo Alto and FireEye have been acquiring companies to strengthen their security software offerings.
March 24- Security software maker Palo Alto Networks Inc said it agreed to buy privately-held Israeli cybersecurity company Cyvera for about $200 million to expand its offerings that protect businesses from cyber attacks. Palo Alto said the deal would close in the second half of its fiscal year 2014.. Tel Aviv- based Cyvera has 55 employees, Palo Alto said.
Mar 20- For other related diaries, please. MUMBAI, India- The Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Kamalesh Chandra Chakrabarty will give a keynote address at an industry event- 0330 GMT. SANTIAGO- Chile Central Bank President Rodrigo Vergara Montes and Finance Minister Alberto Arenas will give presentations at a business forum- 1230 GMT.
TEL AVIV, March 19- Cyber security and aviation products will help drive growth for Elbit Systems in 2014, the Israeli defence electronics firm said on Wednesday after it reported lower quarterly profit and sales that missed analysts' estimates.
TRIPOLI/ LONDON, March 19- What began late last year as a routine new assignment for Pakistani sea captain Mirza Noman Baig ended in a dramatic night-time rescue as U.S. special forces seized the ship his family said he was forced to operate by Libyan rebels.
*U.S. Navy commandos storm vessel in international waters. President Barack Obama and requested by the Libyan and Cypriot governments, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said. "The Morning Glory is carrying a cargo of oil owned by the Libyan government National Oil Company.
AL-LAFITAAT, Egypt, March 16- Egypt's army says it is crushing Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula, but in the region's villages and towns a victory for the state feels a long way off.
*France's Western allies reluctant to send troops to help. PARIS/ DAKAR, Feb 23- When France sent troops to halt violence between Christians and Muslims in Central African Republic, commanders named the mission Sangaris after a local butterfly to reflect its short life.
*Pro-Palestinian activists see hope in Israel boycotts. JERUSALEM, Feb 23- Though voices are getting louder inside and outside Israel about the threat of economic boycotts for its continued occupation of Palestinian territories, there seems little prospect of it facing measures with real bite.