The Bank of England discovered about 120 years ago that women were ideal for some of its most tedious work: processing old banknotes. Now, the bank counts on its female staff to set rules for one of the world’s top financial centers -- before they leave early to pick up the kids.
Israel’s benchmark stock index advanced for a seventh day, tracking gains in U.S. shares last week, as investors weighed lower borrowing costs and Iran’s nuclear accord with world powers. Saudi shares rose.
Israel’s shekel fell the most in more than a month on bets the central bank will continue to buy more dollars to stem gains in the world’s best-performing major currency this year to safeguard the export-driven economy.