Raanan Dinur, the director general of the prime minister's office, seems unfazed by the crises shaking world markets.
The Dassault family is close to Cukierman's father, who is considered one of the leaders of the French Jewish community.
But Bank of Israel governor voices confidence that economy will contend well with crises in coming years.
Delegation to tripartite conference on the Dead Sea was not allowed to enter the kingdom for unspecified reasons.
Delays in the release of foodstuffs from Israel's ports because of thorough inspection of imports will cause a shortage in stores.
Israeli chipmaker Tower Semiconductor is negotiating an alliance with the Indian semiconductor company SemIndia.
Among the companies lined up to meet with the Boots delegation are Hlavin Industries, Ein Gedi, NanoDerma, Card Guard, Second Opinion, TransPharma Medical and Tulip Medical.