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  • It was the highest level contact between Israel and Turkey since diplomatic relations broke down six years ago after Israeli forces raided a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, killing 10 Turkish activists. That last item is a key driver of efforts to forge a rapprochement between Israel and Turkey: At stake are reserves of natural gas worth hundreds of billions of...

  • It was the highest level contact between Israel and Turkey since diplomatic relations broke down six years ago after Israeli forces raided a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, killing 10 Turkish activists. That last item is a key driver of efforts to forge a rapprochement between Israel and Turkey: At stake are reserves of natural gas worth hundreds of billions of...

  • It was the highest level contact between Israel and Turkey since diplomatic relations broke down six years ago after Israeli forces raided a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, killing 10 Turkish activists. That last item is a key driver of efforts to forge a rapprochement between Israel and Turkey: At stake are reserves of natural gas worth hundreds of billions of...

  • It was the highest level contact between Israel and Turkey since diplomatic relations broke down six years ago after Israeli forces raided a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, killing 10 Turkish activists. That last item is a key driver of efforts to forge a rapprochement between Israel and Turkey: At stake are reserves of natural gas worth hundreds of billions of...

  • It was the highest level contact between Israel and Turkey since diplomatic relations broke down six years ago after Israeli forces raided a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, killing 10 Turkish activists. That last item is a key driver of efforts to forge a rapprochement between Israel and Turkey: At stake are reserves of natural gas worth hundreds of billions of...

  • JERUSALEM, June 13- Israel agreed to made it easier for challengers to the country's dominant banks on Monday and required its top two lenders to sell their credit card businesses to further boost competition. Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon was elected last year with a promise to shake up the banking sector, dominated by Hapoalim, Leumi and Discount, which...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) during their meeting at the Kremlin on April 21,2016 in Moscow, Russia.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commends Russian efforts in Syria ahead of his third visit to Moscow since September.

  • *Supreme Court blocked previous agreement with shareholders. JERUSALEM, June 2- Israel's government on Thursday approved the development of the controversial Leviathan natural gas field that will give Israel a second source of gas supply while potentially turning it into a gas exporter. Leviathan, one of the largest offshore discoveries of the past decade,...

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, May 30- Anil Ambani's Reliance Group has never made a military helicopter, missile system or submarine in its history but that isn't stopping the Indian tycoon from seeking to win contracts to manufacture all of that military hardware and more. Modi has made defense a big part of his "Make in India" programme. As part of any defence contract, he is...

  • JERUSALEM, May 26- Israel's largest telecoms group, Bezeq Israel Telecom, reported a bigger-than-expected 38 percent drop in quarterly profit, blaming expenses related to taking full control of its satellite TV unit YES. The company maintained its 2016 net profit forecast of 1.4 billion shekels and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and...

  • JERUSALEM, May 25- Israeli 3 D printer firm Nano Dimension has successfully lab-tested a 3 D bioprinter for stem cells, paving the way for the potential printing of large tissues and organs, the company said on Wednesday. While 3 D printers are used already to create stem cells for research, Nano Dimension said the trial, conducted with Israeli biotech firm...

  • MONDAY, MAY 23 BEIJING- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives Beijing City Lecture on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the Official Monetary and Financial Institution Forum- 0930 GMT. ROME- IMF head of mission Rishi Goyal and vice director for Europe Thanos Arvanitis hold a news conference to discuss their latest annual...

  • May 18- Tiny Israeli drugmaker Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc on Wednesday said its experimental oral insulin succeeded in significantly reducing night-time blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to initial data from a midstage trial. The result is likely to surprise many skeptics who did not believe insulin could be delivered orally...

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 MOSCOW- The Credit Suisse 2016 Emerging Markets Conference- Russia: Gloom or Bloom. Speakers: Russian Deputy Finance Minister Maxim Oreshkin, Bank of Russia First Deputy Governor Ksenia Yudaeva and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. Speakers: Bank of Slovenia Governor Bostjan Jazbec, National Bank of Belgium Governor Jan Smets,...

  • SEJONG, South Korea- The state-run Korea Development Institute and the finance ministry will host an OECD seminar in Sejong in light of the OECD's publication of a report on the South Korean economy- 0100 GMT. ACCRA- The Bank of Ghana announces rate decision- 1100 GMT. TUESDAY, MAY 17 BELGRADE- The National Bank of Serbia announces rate decision- 1000 GMT.

  • SEOUL- The Bank of Korea's monetary policy meeting to announce interest rates- 0100 GMT. PRAGUE- The Czech National Bank to publish the minutes of May policy meeting- 0700 GMT. MONDAY, MAY 16 SEJONG, South Korea- The state-run Korea Development Institute and the finance ministry will host an OECD seminar in Sejong in light of the OECD's publication of a report on the...

  • *Israel seeks more than U.S. offers five months into talks. JERUSALEM/ WASHINGTON, May 3- Negotiations meant to enshrine U.S. defense aid for Israel over the next decade have snagged on disputes about the size, scope and fine print of a new multibillion-dollar package, officials say. Israel is seeking up to $10 billion more than the current 10- year package and...

  • *Germany says "America first" is no answer to post-Cold War world. LONDON, April 28- Donald Trump's first major foreign policy address alarmed American allies, who view the Republican front runner's repeated invocation of an "America first" agenda as a threat to retreat from the world. "I can only hope that the election campaign in the USA does not lack the perception...

  • LONDON, April 13- Consumers who are happy to buy everything from hotels to washing machines, movies and cars on the recommendation of online rankings can now do one more thing: invest in funds. Co-founded by two brothers from their base just outside Tel Aviv, the platform- launched this week- ranks individual funds according to reviews from professional and retail...

  • JERUSALEM, April 11- Israel is to start collecting value added tax and income taxes from foreign companies that do substantial business over the Internet in Israel. Under new guidelines issued by the Israel Tax Authority on Monday, foreign companies that operate websites and sell various services such as advertising and brokerage will be subject to 17...