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  • Israeli markets cheer centrists’ election gains

    January 23, 2013 | 9:33 am

    Israeli markets rose on Wednesday on investor hopes that the outcome of the previous day's election means Benjamin Netanyahu will remain prime minister and ultra-Orthodox parties have no role in government.

    The blue-chip Tel Aviv 25 index rose 1 percent to 1,204.65 points, near...

  • As U.S. dollar plummets, Israelis rediscover the shekel

    By Dina Kraft

    March 1, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    As the U.S. dollar continues its spectacular nose dive -- it has lost 20 percent of its value against the shekel in the past year -- Israelis have rediscovered the bright greens, reds and purples of their own currency.

    No longer the subject of derision or victim of hyperinflation,...

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