Israeli stock prices up after Netanyahu speaks

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Some of last week's drop was attributed to uncertainty over the policies of the right-wing leader, specifically in regard to the peace process.

During the past few years, Israel's economy has expanded, a growth linked in part to increasing trade opportunities brought on by the peace process.

The Likud leader this week reiterated that he would continue the peacemaking.

In his victory speech, Netanyahu also pledged to implement a "real market economy" and eliminate bureaucratic restraints on investment and initiative.