As reported in Globes.co.il: Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz: This is an important day for the Israeli economy.
Governor of the Bank of Israel Prof. Stanley Fischer told Barclays Bank’s CEO, “This is an important act by Barclays, or else Barclays would not have come here. But it is also important for us, because today’s event is the start of a process to develop Israel as an R&D center in a slightly different field from classic high tech, in which, at least so far, we’ve achieved success.
“When looking at the export of goods, the growth rate is slow, but when looking at the export of services, we see a faster growth rate. This is a win-win situation, first for the companies that come, and the second win for Israel. We are bringing the big world here.
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