Israel’s economic recovery has been plagued by persistent economic difficulties, particularly as it confronts a looming population boom that will see it surpass the European Union in the number of residents.
But despite this, Israeli investors continue to flock to the country.
The number of Israeli residents rose by 7.3 million to 7.7 million in 2015, a decline of 4.6% from the year before.
But Israel has managed to remain among the most popular destinations for international investors.
Israeli residents make up 11% of the country’s population, and Israeli expatriates account for 14% of total foreign direct investment.
The country is also home to the world’s largest and fastest-growing startup scene, with over 1,000 startups operating across a range of sectors.
This is reflected in the annual number of venture capital investments by Israeli companies.
The country has recently become a hub for tech startups, as companies like ecommerce platform Shopify and social media platform Facebook recently announced expansion plans.
At the same time, the government has made it clear that it will not be willing to allow Israeli startups to fail.
It has also taken measures to prevent foreign companies from leaving Israel, limiting foreign ownership to just 5% of companies, and barring Israeli companies from taking any more Israeli foreign direct investments.
In order to help mitigate the impact of these measures, the Israel Institute for Economic Development, a nonprofit think tank, released a report titled “The State of Israel: An Investment Report on a Changing Economy.”
The report shows that Israel’s economy has become one of the most attractive investment destinations for foreign investors in the world.
In 2015, the average annual value of foreign direct capital (FDC) invested in Israel was $2.8 billion.
In 2016, the FDC investment amounted to $5.2 billion, a 9.2% increase from the previous year.
The increase was driven largely by a drop in foreign direct debt to a record low of $1.6 trillion, while overall FDC increased by 14%.
According to the report, the number one factor that contributed to the increase in FDC in 2016 was the economic recovery that Israel experienced, which saw the number a small drop from the record high of $2 trillion in 2015.
The second factor contributing to the economic rebound was the implementation of the “Harek” plan, which requires foreign companies to invest up to 15% of their FDC on Israeli businesses.
This policy was initiated in the wake of the 2009 Arab Spring and is a popular policy among investors, especially when a company can use the money to buy back its stock, expand its business or boost the local economy.
According to Yossi Weiss, director of the Israel Investment and Economic Research Center (IERSC), the decision to implement the plan was one of several positive factors that contributed significantly to the positive economic trend in Israel.
“The government’s decision to enact the Harek policy will help boost the countrys economy by giving investors more confidence in the economic outlook,” he said.
According the report:The countrys capital account, which covers foreign direct equity, is expected to grow by 8% to $4.5 trillion in 2020, and foreign direct deposits to Israel will grow by 7% to about $1 trillion, an increase of about $600 billion.
While the number and value of investment opportunities for foreign direct investors in Israel have risen steadily in recent years, the real estate market remains among the hardest hit, with a loss of 8.9% of Israeli homes from the end of 2015 to 2020.
While the overall growth rate in the country has been stable, the country faces challenges in maintaining its current level of prosperity.
A 2015 report by the OECD showed that Israel has seen its growth in gross domestic product fall by 6.6 percentage points since the beginning of the decade.
The OECD also noted that the economy’s productivity growth rate is only 5.9%, and the ratio of GDP to GDP is only 6.2%, compared to an overall growth of 8% in the past decade.
“At the moment, we are facing an economic crisis that threatens the country, but at least in the short term we can manage this crisis and get through it,” Yossim Weiss, an expert in Israel’s government’s economic policies, told The Jerusalem Report.
“But in the long term, the longer-term outlook for the economy is not so good, and it is not clear that the current measures can overcome the challenges of the crisis.”
The government has set aside a total of $3.5 billion in 2017 for infrastructure projects, including a planned $200 million investment in the Eilat Water Authority, which will serve the citys water needs and water infrastructure, as well as a $500 million investment to build new homes and offices.
But while the country is now facing a tough economic crisis, it is also in the midst of a long period of political and cultural change.
In 2014, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the country to embrace a “peaceful” transition to