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Israel's Performance in the OECD Economic Outlook and being Ranked 8th Most Powerful [BlueStar Indexes Newsletter]

Israeli Global Equities, as measured by BIGI®, gained 3.5% in January and 6.2% for 2017 as of March 8. Read up on this in this week's newsletter. 


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How does Israel perform in the OECD Economic Outlook?

Israeli Global Equities, as measured by BIGI®, gained 3.5% in January and 6.2% for 2017 as of March 8.  BIGI® outpaced US equities for the second month in a row and outpaced Global Developed and Emerging Market equities as measured by the MSCI EAFE and EM indexes in February.
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Israel in the News


Israel Ranks 30th ‘Best Country’ in World, 8th Most Powerful 

Israel was ranked 30th (out of 80) on US News & World Report’s newly-published 2017 list of “Best Countries.”

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How Israel is Passing the Competition in Self-Driving Car Technology

Automotive industry executives who are looking at the future of automobiles “should look beyond the traditional industry hubs in Detroit, Frankfurt, and Tokyo to a place that might appear to be an unlikely location: Israel,” a think tank expert wrote in Foreign Affairs on Tuesday. 
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Exxon eyes Israel after Cyprus win

After winning a Cypriot government tender, Exxon Mobil has expressed interest in bidding for Israeli natural gas tenders.
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Israeli Fourth-quarter GDP Growth Revised Up to 6.5%

Israel’s economy grew at an annualized 6.5% in the fourth quarter of 2016, an upward revision because of higher exports, investment and consumer spending at the end of the year, government data showed Thursday.
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