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Israel Ranked 22nd Most Competitive Country by WEF

Israel Ranked 22nd Most Competitive Country by WEF

category: Investment, Israel
The World Economic Forum (WEF) in its annual survey of 142 countries rated Israel as the 22nd most competitive country in the world, 2 spots above its ranking in 2010. The report states, “Israel’s main
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Unemployment Drops to 5.5% as Israeli Economy Continues to Expand

Unemployment Drops to 5.5% as Israeli Economy Continues to Expand

category: Investment, Israel
Unemployment in Israel dropped to 5.5% a 28-year low, in the second quarter of 2011, from 6% in the first quarter. Unemployment among women was even lower, at 5.4%, continuing a trend that began in
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Civilian R&D Spending Up in 2010

Civilian R&D Spending Up in 2010

category: Investment, Israel, R&D
Israel’s total spending on civilian research and development totaled 35.8 billion shekels (about $10 billion) in 2010 and made up 4.4% of the gross domestic product. The country’s spending on civilian R&D rose by 1.2%
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S&P Upgrades Israel to A+

S&P Upgrades Israel to A+

category: Investment, Israel
Standard & Poor’s upgraded Israel’s long-term foreign-currency sovereign rating from A to A+ with a “Stable” outlook, citing Israel’s “prosperous and resilient economy, strong institutions, ongoing fiscal consolidation, and robust external performance. The rating agency
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