From a modest $200 million in bi-lateral trade in 1992 (when diplomatic relations were established), India-Israeli trade surpassed $6 billion in 2012-13. This number is projected to double with the passage of a Free Trade Agreement. Continue Reading

Invest in Israel Newsletter February 2011 Edition

VC Cafe investment in Israel

As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors. See the February 2011 edition after the jump. For previous editions, click here. Continue Reading

Insights from Israeli Central Bank [guest post]

Last week I attended a Bloomberg event in London on “The Israeli Economy”. The keynote was given by Zvi Eckstein, the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel, on “Israel present and future”. Zvi is impressive. The mainly British audience felt like they were in a classroom at Tel Aviv University, and that the Bank of Israel was in good hands (thinking that Zvi and Stanley Fischer together formed an Israeli central banking dream team). The talk covered: (1) Israeli macro-economic indicators, (2) Monetary Policy and (3) Israeli industry. Continue Reading