Business features

There's a new brand of accommodation in town

By Candice Krieger, January 31, 2013

It may seem like a precarious time to launch a new property venture, but as prominent player Larry Lipman points out, with every crisis, comes opportunity.

Mr Lipman is the managing director of publicly-quoted real-estate company, Safeland, whose principal activities include trading, development and investment.


Tutoring — for the digital age

By Candice Krieger, January 24, 2013

A growing number of investors and businessmen believe that education is the one-to-watch sector for technology to disrupt.

Robert Grabiner is one of them. A former executive director of programme management at ABN AMRO, he has launched an online start-up, which he hopes could revolutionise the traditional tutoring market.


'The way I look at the UK is a bit like the way I look at Tesco" says the head of infrastructure funds at Lloyds

By Candice Krieger, January 17, 2013

It might seem an unlikely comparison but Gershon Cohen, the chief executive of infrastructure funds at Lloyds Bank, believes that the UK is similar to leading supermarket chain, Tesco: they are both successful in some areas and not so hot in others.


"Don't become another estate agent" says ad star

By Candice Krieger, January 10, 2013

The property world does not need any more Jewish entrepreneurs — the creative industries do. Such a sentiment is sounded by advertising big wig Malcolm Green, the former executive creative director of Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners, the agency behind the famous Halifax television adverts.


Israeli traders are sharper than traders in the UK

By Candice Krieger, December 22, 2012

Want to be a good trader? Look to Israel. Such a sentiment is sounded by financial expert Meir Velenski, the newly-appointed managing director of leading trading group City Index's Israel office, which launched in September in Tel Aviv.


Brain Powers Israel to a great global standing

By Candice Krieger, November 29, 2012

Forget the start-up nation - Israel could soon be dubbed the “brain nation”.

An exciting new initiative to encourage innovation in brain-research technology has been launched, which is set to turn Israel into a global hub for neurotechnology, with far-reaching implications.


The Israel firm in high demand, Mellanox

By Simon Griver, November 22, 2012

Tel Aviv capital market veterans will do well to remember an Israeli high-tech firm with as high expectations as Mellanox. The company, which offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime, has seen its value soar over the past two years.


Need a job? Try Facebook

By Candice Krieger, November 15, 2012

Recruitment just got a whole lot sexier thanks to a new service that aims to bring the job-finding process into the digital age. Israeli start-up, Zao is a social recruiting tool, which enables employers to extend referral reward incentives beyond their employees to entire social networks of people they may know.


There's a key to cashing in on carelessness

By Candice Krieger, October 25, 2012

Any successful entrepreneur will tell you that the best business ideas are those that solve a problem. And that is exactly what former television producer Barry Shaverin was trying to do when he started his award-nominated company, Life Continuity, formerly SpareKeys.


Market Crashes are like Brain Seizures

By Candice Krieger, October 11, 2012

Seizures in the financial markets can be compared to seizures in the brain that happen during epileptic fits says PhD student, Dror Kenett.