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Economic Weekly

November 26, 2014


In this week's Leumi Economics Weekly:


  • The Bank of Israel keeps the December interest rate unchanged at 0.25%.  What changes can be seen in the latest interest rate announcement?
  • The new messages coming from the BoI are less “dovish” than in previous months.
  • The composite state-of-the-economy index grew only moderately in October, yet most components of the index increased.
  • The unemployment rate fell sharply in October, in contrast to the trend; the decline was possibly influenced by, among other things, a low response rate.
  • An increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) in Israel; the potential depreciation in the exchange rate of the shekel is limited. 



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