Bank of Israel may seek data on high-tech credit

The Bank of Israel's Supervisor of Banks is considering asking commercial banks to report specifically on the extent of their loans to the high-tech sector, a spokesman said on Feb 12, 2001. Loans to the technology sector are currently included within the category of industry. Other sectors that are broken out include real estate and agriculture. A central bank spokesman said the high tech sector has become increasingly important in Israel's economy in the last few years. Weakness in U.S. mar