*Baudot-Trajtenberg steps down after five-year term. JERUSALEM, March 1- Israeli short-term interest rates may continue to rise even before inflation reaches the 2 percent rate the central bank desires, the Bank of Israel's outgoing deputy governor said. But Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg, whose five-year term ended on Thursday, said the bank would not...
JERUSALEM, Dec 24- Israel's new central bank governor Amir Yaron sees normalising monetary policy as the most pressing challenge facing the Bank of Israel, he said as he took over the role on Monday. "It is important that the interest rate is not raised too rapidly or aggressively, as that may halt growth, but also not with a delay which is liable to cause... an outbreak of...
*New pipeline is attracting first-time investors to Israel. TEL AVIV, Nov 28- Israel is unrolling a major pipeline of investments to get rid of persistent traffic jams that are hampering economic growth. "These are companies that were never before interested in Israel.
TEL AVIV, Nov 20- Israeli defense firm Elbit Systems reported a 4 percent rise in third-quarter net profit on Tuesday, boosted by higher sales in North America and Asia as well as its acquisition of U.S.-based Universal Avionics Systems Corp.. Machlis also said Elbit's acquisition of state-owned rival IMI Systems is expected to be completed in the coming days...
*Defence chief's resignation over Gaza triggered crisis. JERUSALEM, Nov 18- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged his coalition partners on Sunday not to bring down the government, citing security challenges ahead and hinting at future Israeli military action against its enemies. That put the fate of Netanyahu's coalition at the mercy of its...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make a televised statement on Sunday after making a last-ditch effort to avoid the collapse of a coalition government .
JERUSALEM, Nov 18- Amir Yaron, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, looks set to be the next governor of Israel's central bank after the Israeli cabinet approved his nomination on Sunday. The economist is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's choice for the post and would succeed Karnit Flug, whose five-year term ended last week.
*Iran says will sell oil in breach of curbs. *Iran holds air defence drills. WASHINGTON/ DUBAI, Nov 5- The United States imposed strict sanctions on Iran on Monday and threatened more action to stop Tehran pursuing "outlaw" policies, steps the Islamic Republic condemned as economic warfare and vowed to defy.
*Iran says will sell oil in breach of curbs. *Iran holds air defence drills. WASHINGTON/ DUBAI, Nov 5- The United States announced a new raft of sanctions on Iran on Monday and threatened further action to pressure its old adversary, steps the Islamic Republic condemned as "economic war" and vowed to defy.
JERUSALEM, Oct 30- Boeing has agreed to spend billions of dollars in Israel over the coming decade if it wins major defence contracts, Israel's Economy Ministry said on Tuesday. Boeing is competing in Israel for a number of key Defence Ministry contracts, including the purchase of additional F-15 aircraft, fueling planes and a squadron of transport helicopters,...
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin praised investment opportunities in Israel on Sunday and said Washington would increase its participation in infrastructure projects there. "We have a very important relationship with Israel. Israel and the United States have strong trade and business ties, particularly in the high-tech sector.
JERUSALEM, Oct 15- After 25 years of mainly targeting consumer inflation, the Bank of Israel is expected to focus more on asset prices once U.S.-based academic Amir Yaron becomes its new governor, and economists suspect he may be more hawkish than his predecessor. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon last week nominated Yaron, an...
The Russian defense ministry blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as four Israeli fighters attacked targets in northwestern Syria.
Trump said the re-imposition of sanctions mean, "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States."
Iranians shrugged off the possibility that a bellicose exchange of words between President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart could escalate into military conflict.
The unrest coincided with the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, a move made by the Donald Trump administration and widely condemned by the international community.
Iran is being "extremely cautious" following President Trump's decision to pull out of the nuclear deal, Barak says.
Kelly suggests on NPR that the investigation is the elephant in the room for foreign leaders visiting the president.
Trump has long threatened to scrap the 2015 deal, saying the Obama administration negotiated a bad deal for the United States.
President Donald Trump cannot count on the same support for Iran oil sanctions that the Obama administration marshaled.