Economics

Seeing for myself what has made Israel the genuine Start-Up Nation

By Lord Green, March 15, 2013

This government has made a priority of building economic relations between Britain and Israel. We believe that both countries can benefit from a stronger partnership, finding those areas where both countries are world leaders, and where together we can do amazing things.

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Bilateral trade benefits from a taste of Israeli medicine

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2013

Demand for Israeli medicines in the UK helped take bilateral trade between the two countries to a record high in the last calendar year.

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Extremist threat is not just about the economy, stupid

By Matthew Goodwin and Anthony Painter, September 7, 2012

To what extent is the rise of right-wing extremism in Europe, including Golden Dawn in Greece, the Austrian Freedom Party (FPO) and the Party for Freedom in the Netherlands (PVV), due to the financial crisis? Many believe it to be so.

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Billionaire Carl Icahn gives son $3bn to spend

By Sandy Rashty, August 16, 2012

Jewish billionaire businessman Carl Icahn is encouraging his eldest son to hone his money-making skills — with the help of a $3bn grant.

The American hedge fund manager, 76, allocated the cash to his son, Brett, to invest in listed companies worth up to $10bn.

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EU upgrades trade and diplomatic ties with Israel

By Nuno Wahnon Martins, July 26, 2012

Earlier this month, President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, visited Israel.

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Azerbaijan does great business with Israel

By Faina Kirshenbaum MK, July 19, 2012

In May, while part of a Knesset delegation to Azerbaijan, I attended a children’s recital at the Or Avner school in Baku. The children performed Hebrew songs that I remembered my own Israeli-born children singing.

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Top jobs are more flexible than you think

By Candice Krieger, July 6, 2012

Chief executives, finance directors and senior lawyers are among those opting for part-time hours, turning traditional employment concepts on their head.

There has been a significant increase in the demand for flexible working hours. And it is not just mothers abandoning the full-time culture.

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Fears over 'antisemitism' in new Greek coalition government

By Jessica Elgot, November 14, 2011

Jewish organisations have expressed concern over the presence of an extreme right-wing party in Greece's new provisional government.

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Israel's Nobel Prize winners

By Jennifer Lipman, October 5, 2011

As scientist Daniel Shechtman becomes the tenth Israeli to win a Nobel Prize, we celebrate those who came before him.

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How Rosh Hashanah influences the stock market

By Anna Sheinman, September 20, 2011

Researchers have discovered that Jews control the stock markets – for two days of every year.

A new study by academics at Nova Southeastern University in Florida shows that Rosh Hashanah has an impact on the stock market.

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