Israel Economy Slows, GDP Grew 3.1 % in 2012

March 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg Europe Business Editor Elliott Gotkine reports on the slowdown in the Israel economy as the gross domestic product grew 3.1 percent last year, down from 4.6 percent in 2011. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Countdown."
Relations Between Obama and Putin are Pragmatic: Lavrov
11:22 - Relations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama are very pragmatic and there’s a “need for normalcy” between the two countries, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Bloomberg TV. However, he also said the U.S.’s “obsession” with Assad’s personality isn’t helping in the fight against the threat posed by Islamic State.
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