Holocaust Law Sees Polish Bourse Walled Out of Tel Aviv Exchange Bid
On Friday, Reuters reported that the Warsaw Bourse has failed to make the shortlist of bidders for a controlling stake in the Tel Aviv Exchange, after Poland’s new holocaust law caused Polish-Israeli diplomatic upheaval
Lilach Baumer | 12:21 11.03.2018
The Warsaw Bourse (GPW) has been left out of the bidder shortlist for the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), according to a Friday Reuters report citing Polish business daily Parkiet. The reason: a recent Israeli-Polish diplomatic clash following the approval of Poland’s new holocaust law in January.
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