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Teva to raise $1.5b in Switzerland

Teva to raise $1.5b in Switzerland

category: Finance, General
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. will raise $1.5 billion in euro and Swiss franc denominated bonds in Switzerland. The company did not disclose the interest rate or maturity of the bonds. Globes
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ABB and Emerald Technology Ventures invest in TaKaDu

ABB and Emerald Technology Ventures invest in TaKaDu

category: Water
The well-regarded tech blog, Gigaom reported today that the Swiss power giant ABB just made an investment in an Israeli water data startup called TaKaDu. TaKaDu sells water utilities
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Canada DS412 & DS426 public hearing

Canada DS412 & DS426 public hearing

category: General
Earlier this week, the legality of government support for renewable energy initiatives was subject of review at the WTO, in what is considered a landmark case against Canada. The panel heard opening arguments
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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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