Earlier this summer, S&P Global gave the Israeli economy a vote of confidence by upgrading Israel’s credit rating for the first time in seven years. As reported in a Calcalist article, the new AA- rating is Israel’s highest to date. The change by S&P was made on the heels of Moody’s Investors Service also upgrading Israel’s rating, from “stable” to “positive.” 

Several factors contributed to the credit rating bump, such as Israel’s diverse economy, strong external balance sheet, historically low unemployment rate, and declining general government debt. The report mentioned Israel’s “strong economic performance” and even predicted a growth rate of 3.3 percent of gross domestic product over the next four years. The upgraded credit rating will save Israel billions of shekels, which will be leveraged for the social ministries – health, education, and social welfare.

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