Samet credited with car insurance reforms and shaking up pension funds.
The Finance Ministry's internal committee charged with reviewing issues related to the privatization of Bank Leumi is likely to advise that the Migdal Insurance company not be allowed to acquire a controling stake in the bank.
At the end of the month, Tsippi Samet, supervisor of the capital markets, insurance and savings at the Finance Ministry, will complete her term of office after four years and three months.
The flood of economic events resulting from the difficult security situation leaves no room for doubt: the economy is worsening, and at this stage it is difficult to see when things will stabilize, not to say recover.
Bank Hapoalim is negotiating with the Supervisor of Banks a long-term spread of its provisions for specific debts that it is required to pay for excess credit to controlling shareholders in the bank.
The most frightening item in the financial reports of the two biggest banks, Hapoalim and Leumi, was the speed: The speed with which the billions lent to the telecommunications sector passed to the problematic loan category.
At the beginning of the month, the finance minister appointed a committee headed by the treasury's director-general, Ohad Marani, to review the implications of selling the state's shares holding in Bank Leumi via the stock exchange.
Antitrust Commissioner Dror Strum is considering putting limitations on the concentration of bank credit when a bank finances two competitors and can therefore dictate market conditions.
With Bank Hapoalim's Isracard credit card company announcing that from April 1, it would be introducing new operational charges of NIS 5.50 a month for each cardholder, an era in credit cards came to an end yesterday.