Economics

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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For house protests, read class warfare

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 4, 2011

On the face of it, Israel's economy has never been in such a good state. Unemployment is at an all-time low at 5.7 per cent, the gross domestic product grew last year by 4.5 per cent, the shekel is strong, trade is booming, Israeli companies are traded on Nasdaq and foreign corporations are snapping up local companies.

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Economic rage consumes Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 4, 2011

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to meet personally with the leaders of the housing protest, now into its fourth week of encampments and demonstrations.

The prime minister tried to seize the initiative this week after being caught off guard by the scale and perseverance of the protesters.

Meanwhile, cracks started to show within the protest's leadership.

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Leeds Jew picked for top spot at Bank of Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, July 13, 2011

An Oxford-educated British Jew has been named as a director of the Bank of Israel.

Leeds-born Andrew Abir, who now lives in Israel, was named by the bank's governor Stanley Fischer as the new director of market operations.

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Israelis boycott costly cottage cheese

By Anna Slater, June 17, 2011

A group of Israelis have launched an online protest over the soaring price of cheese.

More than 75,000 people have joined a Facebook group called "Eight shekels for such a basic product? Don't buy cottage cheese for a month".

The price of cottage cheese has skyrocketed in the last few years and a 250g container is now sold in many supermarkets at £1.40.

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