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Andrew T. Gillies is Director of Communications at the Center for Audit Quality, an affiliate of the American Institute of CPAs, in Washington, DC. Based in Washington since 2002, he has also worked in editorial and communications roles at the Investment Company Institute, the World Bank, Forbes, and Vault.com. His policy-themed writing has focused on aerospace and defense, energy and environment, transportation, and financial services.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Israel's War Discount

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Feeling contrarian and in the mood to bargain hunt? Go for U.S.-listed shares of Israeli companies. The accompanying table lists a few notables.

We're not downplaying the present difficulties in the Middle East. In fact, we've heard firsthand of nervousness among Israelis and the multiple threats to the country's economy: people staying close to home or in bomb shelters, a sluggish tourism industry and the disruption of port activity in Haifa.

Full story at Forbes.com