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אמיר ירון נגיד בנק ישראל

Israel central bank still unsure about launching CBDC

“Whether or not we will issue a digital shekel is still an open question, as it is in most if not all other advanced economies,” said Bank of Israel Governor Amir Yaron at a conference on digital currencies
אמיר ירון נגיד בנק ישראל

Bank of Israel Governor: “Current interest rate can contain inflation”

11.10.22|Shlomo Teitelbaum
In an exclusive interview, the Governor of the BOI, Amir Yaron, clarifies the need for the interest rate to jump and explains why he’s convinced that Israel will overcome even an extreme economic scenario
בניין בנק ישראל ירושלים גבעת רם

Current crisis not on same scale as dot-com bubble, says Bank of Israel

09.08.22|Irit Avisar
A study conducted by the central bank on the consequences of the crisis on Israeli high-tech noted that only 9% of high-tech jobs are exposed to a high risk of layoffs
פרופסור אמיר ירון נגיד בנק ישראל

Big Brother is coming for your data: The Bank of Israel demands to know what you’re buying

26.08.21|Zvi Zerahia
The Bank is asking credit card companies and banks to provide them with consumer buyer behavior over the past five years, which will assist the Bank in determining economic policy
מימין שר האוצר ישראל כץ ויו"ר הרשות לניירות ערך ענת גואטה

Israeli Securities Authority to supervise fintech companies in the payments sector

27.05.21|Irit Avisar
Finance Minister Israel Katz adopted the ministry’s recommendations to have the Authority supervise innovative payment financial services as well as open banking. Large fintech bodies and digital wallets will remain under the Bank of Israel’s supervision
בניין בנק ישראל ירושלים גבעת רם

Bank of Israel presents a glimpse at the ‘digital shekel’

11.05.21|Shlomo Taitelbaum
The bank published a model draft detailing a possible issuance of a “digital shekel,” which will be transferred to the public by financial intermediaries, won’t require an internet connection, and can be exchanged for actual cash
ועידת שוק ההון 2018 פרופ' יעקב פרנקל יו"ר נגיד בנק ישראל לשעבר 2

Online trading platform Plus500 appoints Jacob Frenkel as its new chairman

25.03.21|Hezi Sternlicht
The former Bank of Israel Governor and JPMorgan Chase International chairman says the company can help make financial markets more accessible to all
נגיד בנק  ישראל פרופ' אמיר ירון ינואר 2020 1

Bank of Israel chief says it's ready to buy more than $30 billion of foreign currency to contain shekel’s strength

The shekel gained some 8% against the dollar in 2019, and another 8% last year despite central bank foreign currency purchases of $21 billion
Ami Aharonovich

Warning: Israel must take more steps to stop USD decline or risk losing foreign R&D centers

20.01.21|Ami Aharonovich
The government must implement an active policy to bring the dollar back to the NIS 3.5 level or face the consequences
מימין היזם זוהר לבקוביץ' גל גיטר ibex רון יקותיאל Kaltur

Top tech CEOs demand Israeli government stop dollar depreciation against the shekel

17.01.21|Naomi Zoreff
“Israel is about to lose a leading growth engine due to the apathy and indifference of the government of Israel and its economic establishments,” wrote executives and entrepreneurs from the likes of IronSource, SimilarWeb and AppsFlyer
שקל דולר מט"ח מטבע חוץ שער חליפין כסף מזומן

Israeli tech sector raises alarm bells over plummeting dollar

Local tech companies traditionally raise funds in USD, meaning most of the sector is adversely affected by the exchange rate hitting lows not seen since November 1996
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Ilanit Madmoni: The senior regulator overseeing the adoption of financial innovation

The head of Bank of Israel’s innovation unit believes that open banking will encourage customers to exercise financial responsibility when making decisions, while also increasing competition for additional services
משרדים האניבוק עובדים הייטק גיוס

Early-stage startups and tech employees suffering the most during pandemic, says Bank of Israel research

01.07.20|Omri Milman
More than a quarter of Israeli tech employees handed salary cuts during Covid-19 crisis; significant fall in seed and round A funding
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Bank of Israel Governor Takes the Stage with a Clear Message and No Paper Tissues

25.03.20|Omri Milman
On Tuesday, Amir Yaron and his team held a press conference to discuss the ongoing coronavirus crisis, stating that “without healthcare, there is no economy, but without the economy, there won’t be healthcare”
נגיד בנק ישראל  אמיר ירון

If Coronavirus Crisis Persists, the Economy Will Be Significantly Impacted, Says Bank of Israel

25.02.20|Omri Milman
The bank’s monetary committee maintained Israel's benchmark interest rate at 0.25%, but stated the outbreak in China throws the global and Israeli economy into uncertainty and could lead to an interest cut in the future
כנס תשלומים 13.1.20 אילנית מדמוני מנהלת יחידת החדשנות בטכנולוגיה פיננסית בנק ישראל

By 2022, All Transactions in Israel Will Be Smart Transactions, Says Bank of Israel Exec

13.01.20|Omri Milman
Ilanit Madmoni, head of innovation at the Bank of Israel, spoke Monday at Calcalist’s The Future of Money conference in Tel Aviv
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Israel’s Finance Ministry, Central Bank Warn Against Financial Disaster

12.01.20|Gad Lior
Israel’s political stagnation could steer the country towards mounting deficit, hurt social services and other essential government functions
מוסף שבועי 28.11.19 דוד קליין

Stanley Fischer Got the Bank of Israel Addicted to Dollars, Says Former Bank Gov

01.12.19|Diana Bahur-Nir and Adrian Filut
David Klein, who served as the bank’s governor in 2000-2005, has plenty to say about the bank’s interference with the foreign currency exchange market, about its immense foreign currency reserves, and about the decision to keep the interest rate low
נגיד בנק ישראל פרופ' אמיר ירון

Bank of Israel Governor Surprises Market by Keeping Interest Where it Is

26.11.19|Adrian Filut
On Monday, Amir Yaron proved himself a careful strategist when he announced he would maintain Israel's benchmark interest rate at 0.25%, against most analysts’ forecasts
חפירות הרכבת הקלה של חברת רובינשטיין ב מתחם חסן ערפה ב תל אביב

Bank of Israel’s Recommendations for Increasing Productivity

19.08.19|Omri Milman
The bank published its recommendations Sunday, pertaining mostly to education and infrastructure, though tax benefits and bureaucratic red tape are also addressed