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ISRAEL DAYBOOK: Netanyahu Discussed Iran Threat With Obama

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama discussed Iran’s suspected atomic weapons program amid a rift between the two nations over how to confront the Iranian security threat.


WHAT TO WATCH:
* Central Bureau of Statistics is expected to post the trade
balance for August.

EQUITY MOVERS:
* IDB Holding Corporation Ltd. (IDBH IT): Controlling
shareholder Ganden Holdings Ltd. is in talks to receive an
investment, Calcalist reported.
* Mellanox Technologies Ltd. (MLNX IT), an Israeli maker of
technology used to transfer and store data, gained in the U.S.
yesterday amid speculation a two-day, 15 percent slump was
overdone.

MARKETS:
* The TA-25 Index slipped 0.1 percent to 1,130.71 yesterday.
* The yield on the Mimshal Shiklit government bonds due January
2022 was at 4.28 percent.
* The shekel strengthened 0.1 percent to 3.9485 a dollar at 8:12
a.m. in Tel Aviv.
* Corn for December advanced 0.5 percent to $7.8175 a bushel.
* Crude oil for October delivery was little changed at $97.16 a
barrel.
* Gold for immediate delivery rose 0.2 percent to $1,736.27 an
ounce.

To contact the reporter on this story: David Wainer in Tel Aviv at dwainer3@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Maedler at cmaedler@bloomberg.net

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