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Articles Tagged: economy

Dollar up – Prices Down – Here’s an example


After checking this morning, the US dollar was 3.54 shekels a year ago. Today it’s 3.78. That’s an increase of 6.7%. At the same time, the real estate boom has slowed and prices have dropped on average 3.7% in the last four months (more in...

Fischer: Israel Home prices may double in 5 years


The good news is that Israel’s economy is probably the strongest it’s ever been. - GDP grew 4.7% in 2010. - GDP projection for 2011 is 5% and 2012 is 4.2 % (conservatively). - Unemployment has fallen to an all time low of 6% closing in on full...

Israel Economists: Interest rates to rise and Dollar to fall


If you are holding US dollars, now might be a good time to invest in Israel Real estate. Many people are expecting Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer (who is a candidate to be the new head of the IMF) to raise the interest rates gradually throughout the...

Interest rates rise again: Understanding what’s really happening in Israel’s economy


There are many reasons that Israel’s economy is one of the strongest in the world today. At first blush that’s great news. But there are potentially negative side effects to that as well. As a great place to invest, and with interest rates so low,...

Israel’s Economy is Booming – Housing market is only part of the story


People often ask me, “are the housing prices in Israel going to continue to climb?” One factor in the equation is the performance of the housing market compared to the general economic situation in the the country. Here are some amazing facts and...

Shekel May Gain 12% Against US Dollar


If you live in the USA and have been considering buying an apartment in Israel, now may be a good time to invest. Goldmann Sachs says the Shekel may advance 12 percent against the US dollar in the next year as Israel’s economy expands and the dollar weakens...

Who Saved the Israeli Economy?


The Israeli economy's rate of growth has returned to the levels prior to the start of the sub-prime crisis in the summer of 2007. The growth in GDP can be explained by an impressive rise in exports of goods and services - almost 16% on an annualized basis...