A Growing Nation of Continued Well-Being and Prosperity

Standard & Poor's affirms Israel's AA- credit rating with a stable outlook, calling the nation's economy "diversified, competitive, and resilient"

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) reaffirmed Israel’s credit rating at AA- with a stable outlook, according to reports by Calcalist published on August 2, 2019. S&P noted the nation’s historically low unemployment rates and continuously growing economy, calling it “diversified, competitive, and resilient,” predicting it will increase even more annually by 3% on average until 2022. The country has not faced recession in the last 15 years, the report went on to say, and its gross domestic product (GDP) has increased by 60% since 2010. 
(*Israel bonds are not rated)
Israel ranked as the world's eighth-most influential country

U.S. News and World Report has ranked Israel as the world’s eighth-most influential country ahead of several significant countries including Canada, Australia and India. The global perceptions-based survey rates nations on leadership, connection to the rest of the world, cultural and political influence, and strong international alliances. The report, released on April 20, 2019, describes Israel as “the only Jewish nation in the world... a small country” that has had a large influence on global affairs, according to The Jerusalem Post.