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Israeli banks up in arms over proposed reforms

October 4, 2004

Israel’s Finance Ministry is planning sweeping reforms of the country’s capital market and the banking sector. The reforms have the support of Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his top officials and the Bank of Israel.

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel’s prime minister in waiting

July 2, 2004

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s finance minister, tells Karina Robinson about Israel’s economic turnaround and his thoughts on returning to power.

Israel determined to sell off two top banks by 2005

March 3, 2004

Israel’s finance minister Benjamin Netanyahu is prioritising the sale of the banks in which the government has controlling interests. He is intent on selling off Israel’s largest banks, Leumi and Discount, within the coming year and a half.

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