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Israel’s Economy Is Too Strong to Argue About

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Amid upcoming elections, Israel’s economic performance is just too strong to become a major debate topic. Israel’s gross domestic product has been rising at an average annual rate of 3.69 percent since 2000, inflation has been negligible at 1.57 percent, and unemployment has fallen to half of its average for the period of 7.4 percent. […]

Israel’s Aptitude for Computer Vision

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Source: Financial Times The Financial Times explores the emerging powerhouse of Computer Vision and the key role Israel is playing. Computer Vision is a new frontier, with endless applications and opportunities. The ability to use computer power to not only gather information but anaylse, understand and decide the best course of action can drastically alter processes […]

Dual-listing potential for Australia’s ASX and Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Monday, October 29th, 2018

As reported by Globes.

Australia’s richest man looks to Israel for drought and visa shortages

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Australia’s richest man believes robots could be the answer to the agricultural labor shortage, as farmers demand the Morrison government come up with a solution to a shortfall of 100,000 workers that has left fruit rotting across the country. Mr Anthony Pratt,t he executive chairman of packaging giant Visy Industries and a food security philanthropist, said […]

Israel’s Sygnia to be Acquired by Temasek

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Source: CNBC Singaporean investment firm Temasek Holdings is set to acquire Israeli cyber security company Sygnia for $250 million. Sygnia’s technology ‘offers “military grade security”‘ that simulates various cyber attack scenarios that increase the of understanding of decision makers and enhances their decision making to more effectively protect ‘networks and critical assets’. The technology helps […]

Mobileye being trialed by Sydney’s B-Line buses to save lives

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Source: 9News   Sydney’s B-Line buses are trialling potentially life-saving technology to help avoid accidents before they happen. The Mobileye safety devices have been fitted to 38 vehicles and use audio and visual alerts. The trial comes as the New South Wales Government releases shocking vision of just how close some pedestrians are cutting it. […]

Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to Be Connected by High-Speed Rail

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Source: Ctech After 17 years of planning and construction, Israel’s Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz held a launch event ahead of the opening of a new express train line connecting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv on Tuesday. The ride on the new line, which is 41 miles long (57 kilometers), is timed at 28 minutes. The only […]

Will Buying SodaStream Make Pepsi The Choice Of A New Generation?

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Source: Forbes I’m sure you’ve heard the news that Pepsi is buying SodaStream for $3.2 billion. Analysts seem to like it (see fellow Forbes Contributor, Peter Cohan’s “4 Reasons To Love PepsiCo’s $3.2B SodaStream Buy“), so perhaps this “hedge” is a good business decision. But is it only a hedge? I am hopeful, though admittedly not […]

Tel Aviv exchange gets green light for stake sale to hedge fund Manikay

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Source: Reuters The newly privatised Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) has won approval from Israel’s securities regulator for a deal to sell nearly 20 percent of the exchange to investment fund Manikay Partners and another 19 percent to four other foreign investors. The sale, announced in April, puts a value of 551 million shekels ($151 […]

Israel earmarks $24 million for new program to boost cybersecurity startups

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Source: Times of Israel The Israel Innovation Authority, the Ministry of Economy and Industry, and the National Cyber Directorate have announced a new NIS 90 million ($24 million), three-year program to boost Israel’s cyber industry. The funds will be earmarked to support long-term “groundbreaking” new technologies that have “significant potential to influence the global market” […]