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 Israel's large concentration of talented and innovative people makes it an ideal place for investment. Characterized by groundbreaking entrepreneurship, Israel yields pioneering technologies, profitable business opportunities and high investment returns.
picIsrael: A Resilient Global Economy
 Though it's a small country with limited resources, Israel stands out as one of the world's most competitive economies. In fact, The World Economic Forum (WEF) ranked Israel as the 23th (out of 134) most competitive economy in its 2008-2009 Global Competitive Index
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 Israel has an extensive network of international trade and economic cooperation and agreements with countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia including: free trade agreements, R&D programs, and treaties for the avoidance of double taxation. Following a thorough unilateral trade liberalization program, implemented in the early 1990’s to expose domestic industry to foreign competition, Israeli trade policy is aimed at continuing the expansion of its network of bilateral trade agreements.
picVenture Capital in Israel
 With 100 active funds and over $10 billion under management, Israel’s venture capital industry thrives like in no other country. In 2004, foreign funds committed over 50% of the total dollars invested, demonstrating that Israel is an internationally sought after and sound investment.
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