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Steven Scheer

UPDATE 2-Bank of Israel signals possible rate cut in 2020

07 Oct 2019

* Cenbank's staff see key rate at 0.1%-0.25% in 2020 (Adds Bank of Israel governor/analyst comments, shekel reaction)

Bank of Israel to hold key rate next week, possibly cut in November: Reuters poll

03 Oct 2019

JERUSALEM Israel's central bank is expected to leave short-term interest rates unchanged next week but analysts believe a rate reduction remains possible this year as long as inflation stays very low.

Next Israeli leader certain to face growing budget problems

18 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Whoever emerges as Israel's prime minister after Tuesday's election will need to rein in a growing budget deficit quickly before it hits economic growth.

'No catastrophe': Israel budget deficit to fall in 2020 - ministry

12 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Israel's budget deficit is likely to drop below 3% of gross domestic product in 2020 after an increase this year, the director general of the Finance Ministry said.

Cyber firm NSO vows to tackle human rights misuse

10 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM The Israeli-based NSO Group said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N. guidelines to prevent rights abuses, following accusations by cyber experts that its software was used in a number of government surveillance scandals.

Cyber spying firm NSO to follow human rights guidelines

10 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM, Sept 10 The Israeli-based NSO Group, whose software is alleged to have been used in a number of government surveillance scandals, said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N. guidelines to prevent rights abuses.

Bezeq to study implications of possible indictments of former officials

02 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM, Sept 2 Bezeq Israel Telecom said on Monday it was not yet able to assess the implications of possible indictments of former senior officials on the company and its financial results.

UPDATE 1-Israel central bank chief vows to use all tools to prevent slowdown

01 Sep 2019

TEL AVIV, Sept 1 Bank of Israel Governor Amir Yaron said on Sunday the central bank will use all its available tools to prevent an economic slowdown and push inflation higher.

UPDATE 2-Bank of Israel holds rates, sees no hikes for "extended period"

28 Aug 2019

JERUSALEM, Aug 28 The Bank of Israel held its benchmark interest rate at 0.25% on Wednesday for the sixth straight meeting, citing a downward shift in inflation, and removed the prospect of a rate increase for the time being.

No Israel rate move this week but cuts possible later in 2019: Reuters poll

26 Aug 2019

JERUSALEM Israel's central bank is expected to hold short-term interest rates steady this week, but analysts belief a rate cut is now possible by the end of the year - a reversal from last month when rate hikes were deemed likely in 2019.

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