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(((STANLEY FISCHER))) IMF JEW BANKSTER ISRAEL
Israel - Star economic performer' (CNN, 3Aug13)
CNN Marketplace Middle East
IMF 3.3% growth forecast reduced again to just above 3% due to the state of the world economy, in particular the emerging markets.
Israel's GDP grew to $242bn in 2011. Technology is key. Many international tech companies operate. 40% of the country's export. 3.3% growth this year and just under 4% in 2014 predicted by IMF. Unemployment is under 7%. One thing holding back the economy is a lack of a peace agreement with the Palestinians.