Employers must act now over pensions

By Ros Altmann, April 25, 2013

A seismic shift in pensions is underway, affecting all UK employers and employees. The government is revolutionising workplace pensions, forcing all employers, whether large companies with thousands of workers, or working mothers employing one nanny, to provide pensions for their staff.


British government's £15 million project to support Palestinian businesses

By Zoe Winograd, April 10, 2013

The British government is launching a £15-million plan to aid Palestinian businesses.

UK International Development Minister Alan Duncan met Palestinian businessmen and women at the Hebron Chamber of Commerce this week to unveil the Palestinian Market Development Programme.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.