Economics

Former Hasmonean pupil is director of British Mossack Fonseca offshoot

By Simon Rocker, April 11, 2016

The Panamanian law firm under international scrutiny for helping wealthy people avoid tax has a British offshoot with a former Hasmonean High School pupil as a director.

Emmanuel Cohen was revealed by the Times to be one of the directors of Mossack Fonseca & Co (UK) based in Hitchin, North Hertfordshire.

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The economy? No. It's the narrative, stupid

By Yossi Alpher, April 7, 2016

One of the most persistent themes in both the Israeli and the international approach to the Palestinian issue has been the notion that the road to peace has a strong economic dimension.

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Businessman owes bank and creditors £580 million

By Sandy Rashty, December 16, 2015

British businessman Moises Gertner owes at least £580 million to 31 creditors, including a series of Jewish charities and individuals.

Documents seen by the JC reveal that Mr Gertner, from Hendon in north-west London, owes more than £547m to Icelandic bank Kaupthing and £11m to the Israeli-owned CFL Finance Limited group.

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Did Ben Bernanke's Torah lessons help to save the world?

By Alex Brummer, November 12, 2015

Book tours bring all kinds of people to Britain but few can be considered more important than Ben Bernanke the former chairman of America's central bank, the Federal Reserve.

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Israel finally passes state budget

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 6, 2015

After a long meeting that lasted most of the night, the Israeli cabinet this morning approved the long overdue state budget for 2015 and 2016.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had warned that failure to pass the budget could bring down the government.

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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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