Bank of Israel governor leaves rate unchanged

ISRAEL - Key lending rates will remain unchanged at 9.1 percent in August, Bank of Israel governor David Klein announced Monday afternoon.

Klein explained that following a 4.5 percentage point rise in the past month, the shekel strengthened somewhat against the dollar, and together with the decrease in yields of government bonds, a relative financial calm has been achieved in the financial markets.

At the same time, Klein said, inflation expectations for the next few years have dropped. "Infl