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Bank of Israel revises growth forcast upwards

Bank of Israel revises growth forcast upwards

category: Banking, Finance, General
The Bank of Israel has revised its GDP growth forecast for 2012 upwards to 3.1% from its previous forecast of 2.8%, reports Globes. The Bank of Israel research department
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TBT Committee March 2012

TBT Committee March 2012

category: General
Last week we had the latest TBT Committee regular meeting. In it, the bulk of time was dedicated to Specific Trade Concerns, which had the highest number of concerns raised to date with 68, with
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DSB meeting March 2012

DSB meeting March 2012

category: General
Last Friday’s regular meeting of the DSB, saw the formal introduction of the new Chairman of the DSB, the Ambassador of Pakistan Shahid BASHIR. On other items of the agenda it
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Israel – the safest investment in past decade

Israel – the safest investment in past decade

category: General
Bloomberg today published an in-depth review of Israel’s financial and investment accomplishments, lauding it as the safest and most profitable country to invest in in the past decade. The Bloomberg
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Israeli “e-waste” bill advances in Parliament

Israeli “e-waste” bill advances in Parliament

category: General
Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry is advancing a bill that would require producers of electronics and batteries to finance their eventual disposal and waste treatment. According to the Jerusalem Post,
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GE plans further investments in Israel, cites Israel as “best country for innovation”

GE plans further investments in Israel, cites Israel as “best country for innovation”

category: General
General Electric will continue to invest in Israeli health care and cleantech and search for new opportunities in software and other areas, the Jerusalem Post reports after interviewing GE senior vice
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NAMA Tariff Negotiation Group meeting March 2012

NAMA Tariff Negotiation Group meeting March 2012

category: General
Yesterday we continued our discussion on the way forward in the NAMA negotiations. This time, the topic was tariffs. At the outset, the Chair stated the three key issues in the tariff negotiation as he
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NAMA Wagon 2 proposals Negotiation Group meeting March 2012

NAMA Wagon 2 proposals Negotiation Group meeting March 2012

category: General
Earlier this week, we continued discussions on the way forward in the Wagon 2 proposals of the NAMA negotiations. At the outset, the Chair informed the membership that
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NAMA Wagon 1 proposals Negotiation Group meeting March 2012

NAMA Wagon 1 proposals Negotiation Group meeting March 2012

category: General
The meeting was intended to each subject under “Wagon 1” and determining where we stand and the way forward on each. We started by discussing Horizontal Mechanism, where the Chair suggested to move ahead on
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First General Council meeting 2012

First General Council meeting 2012

category: General
The first General Council meeting of the year appeared to be short from the agenda, but lasted several hours. The majority of the statements by the Member
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