Calcalist: One-third of Israel’s high-tech startups were linked to bankrupt SVB
TEL AVIV, MAR 13 – RIA Novosti. According to the Israeli financial portal, at least one-third of Israeli high-tech companies are linked by deposits or loans with the bankrupt US bank SVB. calcalistHe cites a committee set up by the Israeli Ministry of Finance to study the effects of the crisis.
The committee, which includes Israeli Finance Ministry CEO Shlomi Heisler, chief economist Shira Greenberg, and representatives from the Bank of Israel, held its first meeting last Sunday and plans to meet again on Tuesday, according to the publication. Committee members are expected to know more about the course of the crisis by then.
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Calcalist writes that two possible scenarios were discussed at the meeting, the first being the sale of the SVB to a larger bank and the second and more problematic scenario being the liquidation of the bank.
Meanwhile, according to Israeli TV channel i24NEWS, the collapse of SVB has already caused panic in the country’s high-tech industry, with investors, CFOs and high-tech executives claiming they are having trouble attracting funds from the Bank of Silicon Valley (SVB).
Earlier on Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised that the government would support Israeli high-tech companies.
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