A research analyst at a global investment management firm is charged with deciding whether to invest in an up-and-coming Israeli finance company, Israel Credit Lines, led by a bold entrepreneur with a short track record. The analyst's decision regarding ICL is typical of the challenge facing securities analysts in Israel: the company's stock had performed exceptionally well since being taken over by Ran, but it was difficult to ascertain whether the company's outstanding performance would continue. In this case, students analyze financial data and stock prices for Israeli Credit Lines, Israeli macroeconomic indicators, and trends in the Israeli banking industry to determine whether to invest in ICL.

Case id: 080329
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