Denmark's largest bank Danske Bank has blacklisted Israeli Bank Hapoalim because of its involvement in the funding of settlement construction, the danish bank has announced on its website.
Dutch pension fund asset manager PGGM has stopped investing in five Israeli banks because they are financing Jewish settlements and have branches in the West Bank, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst, S&P Dow Jones Indices says that developed markets were near their 2007 peak whilst 17 out of 20 emerging markets posted losses in November.
Jan Dehn, head of Research at Ashmore discusses how exposure to Emerging Markets offers investors genuine diversification, while exposure to developed economies is increasingly akin to making a single bet.
Italy's Assicurazioni Generali has completed the sale of its 69.13% share in Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings to Eliahu Insurance Company, one of the largest Israeli insurance companies.
Findings of research into mechanisms to fund biodiversity have been published in Israel, suggesting that properly evaluated, such mechanisms can generate investor returns - helping protect national biodiversity in the process.