Business

Ocado bid for online supermarket sweep

By Alex Brummer, August 16, 2013

Britain has been a laggard in the the global battle to establish a leading internet company.

Shopping group Ocado, launched by three former executives at Goldman Sachs, is our only player.

But the company’s share prices have been on a roller coaster ride.

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Israeli tech makes a splash in the UK

By Sandy Rashty, August 16, 2013

A waste water treatment system developed by an Israeli company is set to flush out across the UK.

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Israelis find start-up breaks in Britain

By Sandy Rashty, August 15, 2013

Setting up a small or medium-sized business in the UK is tough. Entrepreneurs say competition is rife, marketing and personnel resources expensive, and the chance of financial backing — from banks to private investors — unlikely in the current climate.

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Census figures reveal scale of career success

By Simon Rocker, August 9, 2013

A larger proportion of Jews are in professional and higher managerial jobs than any other religious group in England and Wales, according to newly released data from the 2011 Census.

The Jewish community also has the lowest percentage of long-term unemployed.

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Co-op overhaul could change political view

By Alex Brummer, August 4, 2013

Months after the Co-operative Bank’s financial difficulties were brought to our attention, the actual scale of the damage has been revealed to the public. As well as affecting the Bank, issues are likely to impact the whole Co-operative Group.

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Roll out Israel's oil barrels

By Sandy Rashty, August 4, 2013

Israel has a wealth of underdeveloped natural resources that promise to revolutionise its economy.

The country, known for its academic prowess, technological expertise and entrepreneurs, is now making headlines with rumours of vast oil reserves beneath its natural gas fields.

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Second Bank of Israel candidate checks out

By Sandy Rashty, August 2, 2013

Professor Leo Leiderman has withdrawn his candidacy to become the next governor of the Bank of Israel.

The chief economist at Israel’s Bank Hapoalim withdrew from the position on Friday, despite being appointed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yair Lapid as the next governor just two days earlier.

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Business boost in Cape Town

By Tali Feinberg, August 1, 2013

The Cape South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) hosted a networking event for members of the black and Jewish communities last week.

“This event is part of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies’ mandate,” said Rael Kaimowitz, vice chair of the Cape SAJBD. “We are building alliances with this country’s future thought leaders.”

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Bank of England deputy ready for challenge

By Sandy Rashty, August 1, 2013

Former government adviser Sir Jon Cunliffe was this week appointed the new deputy governor of the Bank of England.

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New Bank of Israel governor announced

By Sandy Rashty, July 31, 2013

Professor Leo Leiderman, the chief economist at Israel’s Bank Hapoalim, will become the next governor of the Bank of Israel.

The appointment by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yair Lapid was revealed today.

Prof Leiderman, who will replace outgoing governor Stanley Fischer, has been the chief economic adviser at Bank Hapoalim for over a decade.

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