Business

Our voluntary CSR work pays dividends

By Rosa Doherty, November 4, 2013

Amy Woolf neatly places her heels under her desk. She is leaving the office to volunteer at Jewish Care’s resident Rubens House for people with dementia.

Her employer, corporate auditor KPMG, is one of many UK companies encouraging employees to set aside working hours to volunteer at charities of their choice as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility drive (CSR).

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Middle East economy slumps in face of Syrian refugees

By Alex Brummer, November 4, 2013

Hope for economic prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring have been dashed by successive crises in the region.

Global disappointment at the situation was palpable at the annual International Monetary Fund and World Bank meeting in Washington this month.

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New look for retailers’ survival

By Stephen Spitz, November 4, 2013

What does the word retail mean today? How does someone survive in a world totally different to the generation of successful entrepreneurs who started out in the 1950s and 1960s?

The principles of hard work, passion and focus are still vital, but the expectation of support from banks, friends, and family members is often a myth.

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A strange choice

November 1, 2013

What do you give the billionaire who has everything?

Another million dollars, it seems, in the view of the Genesis Prize judges, who have awarded their inaugural $1 million prize to Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City. Mayor Bloomberg is indeed, as they put it in their citation, “one of the world’s greatest philanthropists” and “a visionary entrepreneur”.

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Jewish inventor's folding crash helmet

By Sandy Rashty, October 31, 2013

The experience of surviving a bicycle accident has prompted a Jewish inventor to design protective headgear that folds in half.

After his accident, Jeffrey Woolf, who received an OBE for services to innovation and business, was shocked to discover that a high percentage of cyclists do not wear one because they find them too cumbersome to carry.

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Man who built Canary Wharf dies

By Rosa Doherty, October 29, 2013

The world-renowned Jewish property developer Paul Reichmann has died aged 83.

Mr Reichmann was born in 1930 in Vienna and escaped the Nazi occupation of Austria in 1939 by fleeing to Paris with his family.

The family was forced to move for a second time when Germany invaded France, and eventually settled in Morocco.

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‘Mick the Miner’ is back with a multi-million pound bang

By Alex Brummer, October 17, 2013

Mick Davis, the former chief executive of Xstrata, has lost no time getting back into the corporate swim following the takeover of the mining group by its biggest investor Glencore in May.

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Industrial manufacturing roots resurface in Britain

By Zaki Cooper, October 17, 2013

“We just don’t make things anymore” is a refrain made by many British consumers as they sceptically eyeball the “Made in China” label.

They note the global rise of Asia which has eclipsed Britain’s peak manufacturing era during the Industrial Revolution, which started in the eighteenth century.

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Wheeling in need for private tutors

By Sandy Rashty, October 4, 2013

They started off as two independent schoolboys dissatisfied with their private tutors. Now Marcus Ereira and Luke Shelley run one of the largest tuition agencies in the UK: Tavistock Tutors.

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Jewish Care attacked over Wonga appearance

By Sandy Rashty, October 3, 2013

Jewish Care has defended its decision to host Wonga founder Errol Damelin as guest speaker for a fundraising event in the face of concern from some members of the community.

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