Economics

Netanyahu closes on right-wing coalition

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 1, 2015

Six weeks after winning the election and only a few days before the final deadline to present his cabinet to the president, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed coalition agreements with two parties, with three other parties close to doing a deal.

For now, Labour will remain in opposition and the new Likud government will be backed by 67 Knesset members.

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Israel beats UK and US in world happiness rankings

By Shira Rubin, April 28, 2015

Israel ranks as the 11th happiest country in the world - ahead of the US, at 15, and the UK, at 21 - according to the 2015 World Happiness Report published last week.

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Music man Len Blavatnik tops Rich List with £13 billion

By JC Reporter, April 26, 2015

Investor Len Blavatnik is the UK's wealthiest person with a fortune of over £13 billion, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

The 57-year-old, who owns Warner Music and has investments ranging from oil to publishing and digital music, tops the annual survey of the country’s 1,000 richest people, up from fourth last year.

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It’s not about money. That’s what the new Bank of England Deputy Bradley Fried says, in this exclusive

By Sandy Rashty, December 31, 2014

Bradley Fried, 49, could be described as the perfect antidote to the typically hard-nosed British financier.

The Cape Town-born investor — who signs off as “Brad” in e-mails ahead of our meeting — has a warm manner, infectious laugh and rarely wears a tie to work — not exactly what most people might expect of a man so embedded in our leading financial institution.

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Pro-Israel groups urge Sir Martin Sorrell to boycott Iran trade talks

By Josh Jackman, October 14, 2014

Advertising mogul Sir Martin Sorrell has been urged not to speak at a conference promoting trade between Europe and Iran because of the Middle East country’s “antisemitic” and “anti-Israel” government.

Groups including the Zionist Federation (ZF) wrote an open letter to Sir Martin, who owns advertising giant WPP, asking him to reconsider attending the two-day forum in London.

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Wealthiest Jews in Britain were born abroad, super-rich list reveals

By Sandy Rashty, May 15, 2014

The wealthiest Jews in Britain were born abroad, according to the Sunday Times Super-Rich list, published on Sunday.

Jews made up around 20 per cent of the 104-strong rich-list — with a combined fortune of more than £67bn out of the total £301bn.

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The property greats behind London’s landmarks

By Peter Bill , September 12, 2013

“Noah? He’s been on the payroll for eight days — and not done a stroke.”

The boy in question is the grandson of The Shard developer, Irvine Sellar: Born to his daughter Caroline towards the end of July. A rich example of Jewish humour used to mask pride.

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A central element in the road to recovery

By Alex Brummer, July 21, 2013

Before the recession, central bankers were seldom seen and rarely heard.

But now they are taken on by governments to sort out the economic mess.

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Tel Aviv Stock Exchange boss to step down

By Sandy Rashty, July 18, 2013

Esther Levanon, the CEO of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, will step down at the end of the year.

A spokesperson said the decision came “at her own request”.

A successor has yet to be announced.

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Berlin state finally hands over cash to community

By Toby Axelrod, July 10, 2013

Berlin’s Jewish community coffers are to be refilled for now, thanks to a court order delivered late last month.

An administrative court decided that the Berlin State Senate had no right to withhold payment of its regular subsidy to the community; accordingly, around 1 million euros (£8m) has now been released.

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