Teva, Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd. and Oil Refineries Ltd. are the Israeli companies the world is most interested in, a survey conducted by Dun & Bradstreet regarding foreign companies and businesses' interest in the Israeli economy revealed.
Teva has been on the top three spots of the list for three years in a row, topping the list in 2006.
Israel Aircraft Industries reached the second place, after topping the list in 2005. Oil Refineries is in the third place, after it failed to be included in the list of the top 10 companies wanted by the global market in the past two years.
D&B economists noted that "the global interest in Oil Refineries grew following the company's privatization plans and the various delays in implementing the plan."
Toam Import-Export, which serves as the import and export wing of about 270 Kibbutz factories, reached the fourth place.
The next five places are led by Elbit, which dropped one spot compared to 2005, followed by four companies which were not included in
the list in the past two years: ECI Telecom, Lumenis, NICE Systems and Gilat Satellite Networks.
According to the economists, "the inclusion of Elbit, ECI, Nice and Gilat in the list is not surprising in light of the rise in their stocks and the new deals signed this year in the international market. Lumenis' inclusion is also not surprising in light of the difficulties it encountered in recent years and the fact that several bodies are thinking of acquiring it."
The review conducted by D&B reveals that the United States is the country which ordered most of the business reports, which constitute about 28 percent of all the reports ordered from abroad. The US is followed by Britain, which ordered the largest amount of reports in 2005, while Germany is at the third place.