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Israel: Wanted—Central Bank Leader

NEWSMAKERS By David Lipkin The succession of Stanley Fischer, governor of Israel’s central bank, has turned into a melodrama. Two of the appointed candidates for the job withdrew in a matter of days. The last candidate of prime ...

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Israel’s Export Economy Hits Turbulence

A STUDY IN CONTRADICTIONS   By David Lipkin   Geopolitical and fiscal uncertainties are having an impact on Israel's growth prospects, but the country is benefiting from development of its natural gas reserves.   Although its export-oriented economy and high-tech ...


Fischer Still Seeking New Employment

NEWSMAKERS: ISRAEL By David Lipkin Former French finance minister Christine Lagarde may have secured the top job at the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF), but some fund insiders are still gunning for Stanley Fischer, governor of the Central ...