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Past articles by Michael:

'Israelis Transfer Money Abroad at an Unprecedented Rate'

Israeli investment executives claim the government's overhaul scheme spurs citizens to move savings abroad → Read More

Stanley Fischer quits Israeli bank board after less than six months on the job

The former Bank of Israel governor and Federal Reserve vice chairman cited personal reasons for his resignation → Read More

U.S. investment firm names head of new Israel office

Blackstone named Yifat Oron, who comes from Bank Leumi tech unit, CEO and Dan Gillerman, the former Israeli ambassador to the UN, chairman → Read More

Israel’s newest tycoon has his work cut out for him

After the acquisition of Discount Investment Corp., Tzahi Nahmias is expected to lead efforts to cut costs at the group in an effort to save tens of millions of shekels annually → Read More

Israeli stock market is seeing the biggest IPO wave in years

Taking a cue from Wall Street, tech is dominating the new issues on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange → Read More

Israel's first digital bank begins operations, heralding 'artificial intelligence revolution'

First Digital Bank, started by auto-tech firm Mobileye's founder Amnon Shashua, is built around AI, not branches → Read More

Regulators concerned about an Israeli IPO bubble amid inflated values

Concerns have grown amid soaring initial public offerings activity on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange due to the coronavirus → Read More

Digital-bank plan by Israel's Bank Hapoalim raises concerns

Regulators taking a look as critics warn expansion of its Bit app may violate competition laws → Read More

After leaving the White House, Kushner sets sights on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Sources say Kushner is looking to raise $100 million in bonds on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange → Read More

Bank of Israel moves to cut mortgage rates

Step comes as treasury figures show that the residential property market is heating up again → Read More

Israel's Delek group's happy November belies difficulties

Even if its shares have rallied, Delek still carries a huge debt load with losses amounting to 3 billion shekels in the first nine months of the year → Read More

Israel’s banks are washing their hands of their troublesome international operations

Several Israeli banks are closing their overseas operations after allegations they had helped clients evade U.S. taxes → Read More

Mega Or handily beats Eduardo Elsztain for control of Discount

Bondholders vote overwhelmingly for Mega Or’s NIS 1.35 billion bid, despite Argentine tycoon Elsztain's best attempts → Read More

Argentine property magnate’s bid to win back Israel’s Discount Bank to be decided this week

Eduardo Elsztain faces tough competition from real estate company Mega Or for a group whose holdings include Israel's biggest cellular service provider → Read More

Stanley Fischer joins board at Israel's largest bank, eyes top job

Former Federal Reserve vice chairman, Bank of Israel governor and vice head of International Monetary Fund wants key role at Bank Hapoalim → Read More

Israel's Delek Group to sell gas station unit for over half a billion shekels

Sale of energy company to investor group provides badly needed cash to embattled tycoon Yitzhak Tshuva’s holding company → Read More

After eight years, Eduardo Elsztain loses control of indebted IDB group

Court rejects offer to delay naming trustee to liquidate holding company, ending Argentine’s eight years of control → Read More

Elsztain’s control of IDB hanging in the balance

IDB assets set to be liquidated as bondholders seek immediate repayment of NIS 2 billion debt → Read More

Failing elsewhere abroad, Israeli bankers aim to do better in the UAE

Their record in overseas has been spotty at best, but delegations from Hapoalim and Leumi are now eyeing opportunities in the Gulf → Read More

Controversy erupts over Stanley Fischer’s candidacy for Israel's Bank Hapoalim board

Government nominating committee approved candidacy of former Bank of Israel chief over objections by one member → Read More