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Israel (State of) Nov 11
Standard & Poors, November 2011
Prosperous and resilient economy. Short but solid track record of fiscal consolidation. Robust external finances. Heavy public debt burden. Significant geopolitical risks, somewhat mitigated by U.S. support. The sovereign credit ratings on the State of Israel reflect Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' view of Israel's improved economic policy flexibility as a result of strong growth and careful macroeconomic management. Having weathered the global financial crisis well, Israel is on a credible path toward continued government-debt-burden reduction and stronger external indicators. The production of natural gas by the middle of the decade is likely to further increase the economy's efficiency as well as strengthen its fiscal and external positions. Standard & Poor's ratings on Israel are supported by our view of...
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Israel (State of)