Israel – the Natural Gas and Start Up Nation

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #177, April 11, 2013

The globe’s largest biotech company, Roche of Basel, Switzerland, concluded a joint venture with Israel’s Chiasma, developing and commercializing Chiasma’s Octreolin for acromegaly and neuroendocrine tumors.

Israel’s Economy has the Power to Astound

inFocus Quarterly, Jewish Policy Center,, April 01, 2013

During 2012, the three leading global credit rating companies, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) commended Israel’s economic performance and expressed confidence in its long-term viability. 

Cisco acquired its 11th Israeli company

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #175, February 14, 2013

The $110BN Cisco acquired Israel’s IntuCell for $475MN, Cisco’s 11th Israeli acquisition, including NDS which was acquired in March, 2012 for $5BN.

Israel’s Economy Endures Global Economic Meltdown

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #174, January 04, 2013

Israel’s 2009-2012 economic growth of 14.7% leads the OECD countries

Israel-Hamas clash: A limited impact on Israel’s economy (Long-term global confidence in Israel’s economy)

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #173, November 30, 2012

The Atlanta-based NCR, the global leader in retail software and services, acquired Israel’s Retalix for $800MN (Globes Business Daily, November 30, 2012).

Microsoft: Israel is the high-tech country

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #171, November 09, 2012

Steve Balmer, Microsoft’s CEO 4th visit to Israel: “I’ve arrived to Israel, the high-tech country…. The integration between Microsoft and Israel is natural, because Israel’s high-tech industries are among the global leaders….  

Israel’s Credit Rating Reaffirmed

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #170, October 05, 2012

Israel’s credit rating has been reaffirmed at A+ by “Standard and Poor,” at a time when S&P lowers the credit rating of an increasing number of Western countries. 

Moody’s Report on Israel and the G-20

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #169, September 06, 2012

Moody's assesses Israel's government financial strength as being high thanks to the improving debt trajectory, the favorable debt composition and the comfortable debt service schedule.

Will Congress Rise to the Occasion?*

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #168, August 31, 2012

The current drought afflicting the United States is the most widespread drought in more than half a century. It calls for a dramatic enhancement of US-Israel water cooperation. 

Qualcomm’s Confidence in Israel’s Economy

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #167, August 24, 2012

Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics: Israel’s economic growth during the 2nd quarter of 2012 was 3.2%, surpassing the 2.5% expectation, compared with a 2.8% growth during the 1st quarter.

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