Teva buying Allergan ++++++++
Generics for $40.5b

The deal, the largest ever acquisition by an
Israeli company, is in cash and shares.



Teva


Chinese investment co
buying SHL Telemedicine

Shanghai Jiuchuan will pay $130 million for
100% of SHL Telemedicine's shares.

Chinese firms making major
investments in Israel

This year alone, Chinese investments in Israel have 
toppled the US$2 billion mark. To keep the momentum going,
China and Israel recently signed an agreement


Seminar on Assistant Tools for Israeli Exporters to Penetrate the Chinese Market


Israeli gaming co 888 to buy
Bwin.party for $1.4b
The acquisition will make 888 one of the most
dominant players in the online gambling industry





In huge show of support, heads of 100 major
German companies to visit Israel
"In recent years, Germany is becoming more and more
open to innovation and more interested in what's 
going on in Israel,"  says Israel's Commercial Attaché

Merck buys remaining stake in Qlight Nanotech
Qlight's products upgrade LCD screens and LED lighting.
German group Merck, which operates in pharma, biotech,

Merck HQ Germany  photo: Bloomberg


XIO is paying a 16% premium on the share price of
the Israeli medical device company.

It takes a smart country to design smart cities
Beyond the startup nation, we can be a strong model 
for others as smart-city mentors,’ says Tel Aviv official.

Tel Aviv provides free citywide Wi-Fi. Photo by Kfir Sivan/Tel Aviv Global

Medics create smart wearable bands
MyMDband solves a critical problem for first-responders,
providing immediate access to a patient’s medical

MyMDband pink

El Al becomes one of the first airlines in the world to
establish a new accelerator for technology startups
developing innovations in the field of flying.

Germany-Israel 50th jubilee –
Beyond the High-Tech Success

Vardina Hilloo

Cooperation between German and Israeli companies in
high- tech sectors such as information technology, 
communication and biotechnology has significant more

50 years Israel-Germany website

German and Israeli experts are conducting
joint work on innovations in water technology

Deutsche Forschungsministerin in Israel

Fraunhofer Society, Sets Sights On Israel

German media giant to hold Tel Aviv 
start-up competition
see Globes report

Supermodel Heidi Klum stars in ad for 
Israeli-founded company Wix

The leading cloud-based web development platform
has over 58 million registered users worldwide.

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Intel Israel's 2014 exports
total $4.25b

Exports by Intel Israel rose 10% last year,
and
total $39 billion over the 41 years of its activity.

Israel Chemicals buys European
dairy proteins co

With plants in Austria and Germany, Prolactal has 
annual revenue of roughly €100 million

Chinese giants invest in
Singulariteam's $100m new fund

Japan eyes greater economic 
cooperation with Israel

Phinergy, RealView, ReWalk, ConsumerPhysics and 
ElMindA exhibit their products to Japanese Prime Minister


Record $15b Israeli high-tech exits in 2014
PwC Israel: In 2014, many more mature Israeli high-tech 
companies preferred an IPO to being acquired.

Boutique revolution puts Israeli
wines on world map


Israel boasts more than 320 boutique establishments today (Photo: Shutterstock)

Tel Aviv offers incentives for
start-ups from abroad


Tel Aviv’s Pastel Brasserie Is Voted
World’s Most Beautiful Restaurant


Tel Aviv named one of world's
best culinary locations

Hollywood discovers Israel
2015 is set to be a breakthrough year 
for Israel-US film collaborations.

Credit Suisse High-Tech Forum Israel


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10 Israeli tech ideas that changed the world in 2014
From cyber-security to environmental technology to web
design,
start-ups and veteran firms made quite an impact

Lumus smart glasses in action (Photo credit: Courtesy)



World’s biggest alternate fuel prize

A solar project in the Negev  (Photo credit: Courtesy)



Teva pulls plans to market generic Lipitor
Reports from India say Teva will work with
Ranbaxy and Dr. Reddy's to capture a larger US
market share of the cholesterol lowering drug.

GE Healthcare invests $27.5m in Insightec
GE Healthcare has invested $40 million this year
in the Elbit Medical ultrasound device unit,
and is increasing its stake to 40%.