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  • WPP CEO: Israel vote will be interesting   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    WPP CEO: Israel vote will be interesting

    How does the general election in Israel affect companies like WPP? Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, weighs in.

  • *Graph of Israel election polls: http://link.reuters.com/zuh34w. Although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party is traditionally viewed as more pro-business, leading industrialists say a government led by the Zionist Union opposition is unlikely to pursue an anti-business agenda. Dov Moran, a leading high-tech entrepreneur and...

  • *PM offers Finance Ministry to rival days before election. Speaking to a rally of thousands of supporters of Israel's right-wing parties from behind a bulletproof screen at Tel Aviv's main square, Netanyahu warned that the right-wing government he leads could be voted out of office. Final opinion polls published on Friday predicted the centre-left Zionist...

  • *Graph of Israel election polls: http://link.reuters.com/zuh34w. JERUSALEM, March 10- Whoever wins Israel's election next week must answer demands for relief from soaring housing prices and a high cost of living, but the days of big state spending on social programmes are unlikely to return. By contrast, fewer than 30 percent say they are most concerned by the...

  • LONDON, March 5- Fraudsters are slick and smooth when they request new bank accounts or credit cards-- a characteristic an Israeli company wants to use against them. Banks and other financial firms are coming under sustained attacks from increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals, forcing them to spend more money and resources trying to fight hackers.

  • *Commercial space economy valued at $250 billion. HAIFA, Israel, March 4- Israel is embarking on a five-year mission to stake its claim on a crowded new frontier, the $250 billion a year commercial space market. China plans to build its own space station by 2022, and Google co-founder Larry Page is backing an asteroid mining company.

  • 'Netanyahu's speech was respectful': Pro   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:32 PM ET
    Netanyahu's speech was respectful: Pro

    Stephen Yates, CEO of DC International Advisory, explains why the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was "more positive" than media reports suggest.

  • Netanyahu's speech eroded US-Israel ties: Pro   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    Netanyahu's speech eroded US-Israel ties: Pro

    Haim Malka, deputy director for the Middle East program at Center for Strategic & International Studies, explains the significance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech.

  • Must all stand together vs. Iran: Netanyahu   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:53 AM ET
    Must all stand together vs. Iran: Netanyahu

    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress on Israel's alliance with the U.S. and the threat Iran presents to the entire world. CNBC's John Harwood and Art Cashin of UBS, provides perspective on the forceful speech.

  • Netanyahu: Iran's nuclear quest threatens Israel   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    Netanyahu: Iran's nuclear quest threatens Israel

    Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu tells Congress Iran's quest for nuclear weapons is a threat to Israel and the entire world. PM Netanyahu says we must stand together against Iran and the battle vs. ISIS does not make Iran a friend.

  • Netanyahu: Iran threat to entire world   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    Netanyahu: Iran threat to entire world

    Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress on Israel's "remarkable alliance" with the U.S. and appreciates what President Obama has done for the country. PM Netanyahu says Iran's quest for nuclear weapons and the threat to Israel and the entire world.

  • Netanyahu to warn on Iran   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 10:32 AM ET
    Netanyahu to warn on Iran

    Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to address Congress at 11 AM ET. Amb. Marc Ginsberg, former White House Advisor and One Voice Movement CEO, previews the warning.

  • *Israel, Iran tight-lipped on decades-old arbitration. *Pressure in Israel to remove secrecy. But since the 1979 revolution that brought the ayatollahs to power, Iran has been demanding its share of revenues and assets that remained in Israel.

  • JERUSALEM, Feb 25- Israel's short-term interest rates could be cut below zero and other monetary policy tools considered should the shekel strengthen further and threaten the economy's export-led recovery, a senior Bank of Israel official said. Bank of Israel Deputy Governor Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg said while the central bank was "relatively...

  • JERUSALEM, Feb 24- Israel's competition regulator has delayed a decision on whether to declare the country's natural gas fields a monopoly for two months to allow time for an agreed solution to be reached. Noble Energy and Israel's Delek Group own 85 percent of the large Leviathan gas site off the Mediterranean coast, and also control the nearby Tamar well-- a...

  • *Parking a $25 billion industry in the United States. With the parking industry worth $25 billion a year in the United States and more than twice that in western Europe, it's no surprise that high-tech firms are scrambling to come up with clever ways to make the process quicker and easier. German carmaker BMW has been trialling a similar service called ParkNow.

  • Finally! The US is busting Israeli banks Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 1:39 PM ET

    Former Crazy Eddie CFO Sam Antar says he tipped off the authorities to money laundering via Israeli banks 25 years ago.

  • Feb 17- Israel's VBL Therapeutics said it would stop developing its experimental inflammatory drug to fight psoriasis and ulcerative colitis, leading to half its market value being wiped off. VBL Therapeutics, the operative name of Vascular Biogenics Ltd, was forced to settle for a $40 million IPO last year after its prior effort to go public was thwarted as a...

  • Feb 17- Israel's VBL Therapeutics Inc said it would stop developing its experimental inflammatory drug to fight ulcerative colitis and psoriasis, sending its shares tumbling 45 percent before the bell. Separately, the biotechnology company said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted a partial hold on another drug that is being tested to treat an...

  • JERUSALEM, Feb 16- Israel's economy expanded at its fastest rate in almost eight years in the fourth quarter, growing an annualised 7.2 percent in a rebound from a war-battered third quarter, official data showed on Monday. The economy was hurt in the third quarter by the 50- day Gaza war in July and August, which curtailed factory output, kept consumers home and led...