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March 31, 2020, 11:47 pm Israel to issue first-ever 100-year bonds to help fund virus rescue package Finance Ministry to sell $5 billion in debt to international investors to pay for NIS 80 billion plan as businesses falter, unemployment skyrockets By Luke Tress March 31, 2020, 9:21 pm Israeli public increasingly anxious, but not panicking, researchers say Ben-Gurion University team finds that citizens who are already anxious, and those with negative views of Health Ministry, more apprehensive amid COVID-19 pandemic By Luke Tress March 31, 2020, 11:38 am Israeli-created movement harnesses tech brains worldwide to fight coronavirus Tikkun Olam Makers launches open database of prototypes and products; encourages engineers, designers, developers, to create affordable solutions for hospitals, households By Sue Surkes March 31, 2020, 9:07 am By voice or location, Israeli apps can determine your risk of coronavirus Israeli developers working on applications to track spread of COVID-19, while country’s largest hospital makes strides with telemedicine to protect staff By Agencies and TOI staff March 30, 2020, 5:01 pm From swords to plows: IAI seeks to battle coronavirus with UV-light tech Israel’s largest defense firm develops a system to kill viruses and bacteria on surfaces faster; product prototype developed within a week is now being tested in a hospital By Shoshanna Solomon March 30, 2020, 12:47 pm Economy to shrink, deficit to surge as virus runs amok, top economist says Deputy chief economist at the Finance Ministry says economy will post negative growth of 2% this year; good news is, when recovery comes, it will probably be fast By Shoshanna Solomon March 29, 2020, 2:19 am Government reportedly close to deal on NIS 80 billion rescue package Some NIS 5 billion of bailout would go to small business struggling as coronavirus restrictions take major toll on economy, according to report By TOI staff March 28, 2020, 3:21 am Microsoft divests from Israeli facial-recognition startup Tech giant says it is pulling investments from AnyVision, which is used at West Bank checkpoints, though its own investigation into firm found no evidence of wrongdoing By Matt O'Brien March 26, 2020, 2:48 pm As coronavirus strikes, Israeli tech firms gear up to new normal Sales reps switch to online demos, development teams work from home and startups hold on to cash, hoping to make it through the storm; some are faring better than others By Shoshanna Solomon March 26, 2020, 12:32 pm Unemployment in Israel surges past 20%; almost 700,000 jobless sign up in March As more sectors ravaged by pandemic, figures show majority of people who lost their job are women; official says first NII payment expected before Passover By TOI staff March 26, 2020, 12:26 am Hackers exploiting remote workers amid coronavirus crisis, cyber authority warns As much of Israeli public works from home, officials say criminals are using telephone ‘phishing’ attacks to try to access company login credentials By Luke Tress March 25, 2020, 1:07 pm Israel unemployment rate nears 20% with some 800,000 registered as out of work 657,876 have signed up as jobless this month, as coronavirus crisis tightens grip on the economy; further rise expected with announcement of new restrictions By TOI staff March 25, 2020, 7:53 am Israeli startup aims to identify coronavirus carriers using their voice Research by Vocalis Health and Defense Ministry is collecting voice samples from COVID-19 patients and general public, hoping to home in on unique vocal fingerprint By TOI staff March 24, 2020, 8:44 pm Tel Aviv Stock Exchange jumps on hopes of aid; unemployment keeps skyrocketing Bank of Israel head calls for NIS 15b ‘safety net’ for businesses; shekel gains ground against dollar; bonds climb after bank intervention By Luke Tress March 24, 2020, 2:30 pm Keep your workers, Israel chief scientist urges, as virus threatens startups Ami Appelbaum says the pandemic will close some tech firms but create opportunities; hopes his Innovation Authority will be soon be able to release delayed grants for R&D projects By Shoshanna Solomon Load More