Globes (Rishon LeZion, Israel)

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  • Gasoline prices to rise back above NIS 7 per liter

    The maximum price of government price controlled 95 octane gasoline at self-service pumps in Israel will rise on Saturday night at midnight May 1, 2022 by NIS 0.12 to NIS 7.06 per liter, the Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources has announced. The charge for receiving full-service at pumps from gas station attendants will remain NIS 0.21.

  • Tel Aviv area cycling infrastructure set for major expansion

    On Monday, the Tel Aviv District Planning and Building Committee, headed by Eran Nitzan, will discuss the master plan for cycling paths in the Tel Aviv district. The plan, details of which have reached "Globes", calls for the paving of 758 kilometers of cycling paths, and is one of several plans being promoted as part of a general national plan. The test, however, will be in the execution of the projects in the urban space at the expense of lanes for private cars and parking spots, something in which the Ministry of Transport has not excelled up to now.

  • Dry April leaves Kinneret just short of maximum level

    A very wet winter but completely dry April has left the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) just 21.5 centimeters short of its maximum level of 208.80 meters below sea level, according to the Kinneret Authority. The lake began the month 35.5 centimeters from its maximum level but despite the absence of any rain has continued rising due to the heavy rains in late March. But in all likelihood the level will start falling in the coming days.

  • Israelis can travel with foreign passports until January 2023

    With the Ministry of Interior's Immigration and Population Authority struggling to keep up with demand for renewing passports, as Israelis flock overseas in the post-Covid era, the order allowing dual citizens to travel abroad on foreign passports has been extended until January 1, 2023.

  • TASE chair Steinberg resigns over pay

    Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) chairperson Arik Steinberg announced his resignation yesterday. In his resignation letter to the TASE board of directors Steinberg wrote that he was resigning "because of a lack of willingness in principle on the part of a substantial shareholder in the stock exchange to consider awarding stock-based compensation as part of the employment agreement for the position of chairperson of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange."

  • Shekel at weakest against dollar in over a year

    The sharp depreciation of the shekel against the dollar continues. In afternoon inter-bank trading, the shekel exchange rate is up 1.06% against the dollar at NIS 3.3269/$ and up 0.16% against the euro at NIS 3.5197/€.

  • Is the party over for Israel's tech sector?

    The latest figures from Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics show that the number of job vacancies for software developers has declined for the first time since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic two years ago. For the past two years, the number of vacancies had been steeply and consistently rising, as Covid created new opportunities for the tech sector.

  • Strauss expands product recall

    Following two positive results in tests for salmonella in two chocolate products sold to retail stores, Strauss has announced that it is expanding its recall to all products of the factory affected: Elite chocolate, Elite cakes, Elite waffles, Energy snack bars, Energy chocolate covered rice crackers, chewing gum and soft sweets, with all expiry dates.

  • Israel ratifies free trade agreement with South Korea

    Israel is accelerating efforts to sign free trade agreements with East Asian economic powers and Israel's vehicle market is likely to benefit from this over the coming months.

  • Check Point reports higher Q1 revenue, lower profit

    Israel cybersecurity company Check Point Software Technologies (Nasdaq: CHKP) has opened 2022 with a positive first quarter in which it beat the analysts' forecasts and was at the higher end of its own expectations.

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  • Kenny Rozenberg: I mend broken companies

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