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Antisemitism - good for Israel's economy?

By Candice Krieger, March 24, 2009

Heard the one about antisemitism being good for business? It's no joke.
Africa Israel Residence Ltd, the Israeli housing developer controlled by billionaire Lev Leviev, cites antisemitism abroad as one of the factors that may drive sales this year.


A Street View with a Business View

By Candice Krieger, March 23, 2009

Yikes, Google has come under fire since launching Street View.
The application allows people to take a virtual tour of UK cities and access 360-degree views of roads and homes. Google has already been asked to withdraw images of people vomiting, being arrested and being pictured in close proximity of sex shops. Tony Blair's home has also been removed from the site.


And the prize for best Purim costume goes to...

By Candice Krieger, March 16, 2009

I know Purim was last week but I saw this on the blogs today and had to share... 


I'm getting old. Science says so.

By Candice Krieger, March 15, 2009

Yesterday I struggled to complete a Times 2 crossword and this morning, I couldn't find my car keys. Plus I left my sunglasses in a café. The reason? Old age.



Billionaire Bust

By Candice Krieger, March 12, 2009

Forgive me Roman, but it is a kind of pleasing to learn that the recession isn't only hurting the poor and middle class - the net-worth of the super-wealthy is also plunging.


What a silly name

By Candice Krieger, February 25, 2009

Dislike your name?


Nice One Money Mensch!

By Candice Krieger, February 18, 2009

Congratulations to JC money-saving expert Martin Lewis. Our popular Money Mensch was the most searched-for personality by UK Internet users during the last three months of 2008.


Great advert for BlackBerry

By Candice Krieger, February 10, 2009


Just how addicted are people to their BlackBerries?

The picture was taken at Newark Liberty International, courtesy of techno-buff Barry Schwartz, who was on his way to San Francisco. The average flight time is around 6 hours and 30 minutes. I wonder how many messages they had waiting when they landed.


Model Behaviour

By Candice Krieger, February 9, 2009

Hats off to Israeli fashion photographer Adi Barkan. Barkan has spent the past seven years campaigning to ban underweight models from the catwalk.

He has now launched the next phase in his campaign, reports Israel21C. Barkan has set up Simply U, a countrywide talent-scouting project to find “the most promising healthy, well-balanced and normal-sized” would-be models in Israel.


ITV slip up – and they can’t blame the snow

By Candice Krieger, February 5, 2009

It's ITV’s turn to face a backlash from viewers after a shambolic broadcasting of last night’s FA Cup derby replay between Everton and Liverpool, which meant millions missed Dan Gosling’s spectacular winner for Everton.


Candice - a name fit for a chav

By Candice Krieger, January 27, 2009

I am scarred for I have officially been labeled a chav.

A UK-based holiday company that is offering a “chav-free” vacation, has released a list of names that is says customers are “unlikely” to encounter on their trip and Candice (my name) is on the list - be it below Britney, Dazza and Chardonnay mind.


Talk about job uncertainty

By Candice Krieger, January 26, 2009

Employees at Israeli technology company Emblaze are likely to be feeling a little anxious this morning.


Some good news for Israel’s economy

By Candice Krieger, January 22, 2009

News this week that an enormous natural gas reserve has been discovered at an offshore drilling site near Haifa, Israel, has caused quite a buzz. And it’s more than just a lot of hot air.


The rise of the four-day working week

By Candice Krieger, January 19, 2009

News that global accountancy firm KPMG has asked its 11,000 British staff if they would switch to a four-day week or take sabbatical breaks in an attempt to avoid redundancies in the recession raises an interesting question. As the credit crunch continues to bite, might this be the working practice of the future?


Primark to Israel?

By Candice Krieger, January 13, 2009

British retail sales fell at the fastest pace on record last month and experts warn that things will only get worse. Not the best time then to be getting involved then? Unless you're Israeli it seems.


Business is bleak but how about this weather

By Candice Krieger, January 6, 2009

As Britons returned to work for the New Year yesterday, surprisingly it wasn’t the recession that was at the front of people’s minds. It was the weather. Commuters braved snow, black ice and sub-zero temperatures to get back to business, albeit reluctantly. But hey, it makes a refreshing change from recession-speak.

Travelling on the tube over the past two days, talk has been more about keeping warm than keeping jobs. Oh, and the six per cent hike in public transport fares.


Woolworths: Cheap but not so cheerful?

By Candice Krieger, November 20, 2008

Not even Sir Alan Sugar's midas touch could prevent Woolworth's from the credit crunch, it seems.

The Apprentice star bought a near-four per cent stake in the business last month, but the sweets-to-CDs retailer has suffered as the economic slowdown has hit consumer spending. The company is reportedly in talks to sell its retail division for just £1.

Where did it all go wrong?


A fashionable move by Next

By Candice Krieger, October 3, 2008

How refreshing - albeit it slightly strange - it was to learn this week that Next, the high street and catalogue retailer, has bought Lipsy, a fashion brand for young women, for £17.4m.

Now I don't claim to be a fashionista , but Next, headed by Simon Wolfson, needed to do something to improve its Next-appeal among younger shoppers.

Last month, it reported a drop in like-for-like sales of six per cent over the six months to July, and seems to do homewear better than it does clothes. Admittedly, I would not have paired Next with Lipsy - think salmon-wrap blouse over bubble-hem corset dress - but business is business.