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Thursday, March 1, 2018
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After probe dust settles, will Bezeq be able to regain investors’ confidence?
Shares of Bezeq Israel Telecom have advanced some 2 percent since the start of the year, outperforming the wider benchmark index, as investors start to look beyond the fraud and bribery allegations that have dogged the controlling shareholder and key managers of the country's largest telecommunications firm, to focus instead on the new board...
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange is up for sale in bid to draw investors, boost volume
CEO receives a 3-month option to sell up to 71.7% of Israel's only exchange in search for strategic foreign partner
Revolution on 2 wheels
China’s bike-sharing titans roll into Startup Nation
Mobike launches services as ofo plans to deploy some 1,000 bikes in Tel Aviv in the first half of 2018
Israeli, US scientists detect signs of dark matter in glimpse of earliest stars
Early universe after Big Bang apparently twice as cold as previously thought -- possibly because of dark matter interacting with hydrogen, says Tel Aviv University astrophysicist
Sweet drams of whisky flow in the land of milk and honey
Video by Luke Tress
As Israel enters the distillery era, a batch of entrepreneurs is creating a new kind of Holy Land spirit
Israel’s civil service is under attack
Since it was formed, the current government has sought to introduce significant changes in Israel's civil service, presumably for its improvement. Unfortunately, these efforts are backfiring, and the civil service is actually being severely jeopardized. Historically, the Israeli civil service was founded on the British, rather than the American model, and was conceived of as a professional and independent bureaucratic entity. As such, it was determined that appointments must be professional and apolitical, and based on a competitive tender system. Even if this process has been somewhat eroded over the...
Israel to provide loan guarantees for startups, tech chief says
New initiative aims to keep Israeli companies in Israel, declares Aharon Aharon, head of Israel Innovation Authority
Bezeq announces new interim CEO to replace Stella Handler amid probe
VP Yaakov Paz to temporarily fill post of CEO who is under house arrest and being investigated in corruption case involving the company's major shareholder and the prime minister
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