The recession

What the credit crunch will mean for the Jewish community

By Candice Krieger, September 19, 2008


Why the credit crunch can have a silver lining

By Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet, August 1, 2008

The economic downturn may be hard but it can help free us from the slavery of materialism



The HBOS man who still sees opportunity

By Candice Krieger, June 20, 2008

Confidence in the world’s financial markets continues to evaporate as property prices plunge, share prices slide and jobs are being lost. Yet investment banker Gershon Cohen is not too concerned. In fact, he says, he is excited.


Israel’s biggest challenge? Poverty, says Olmert’s economics guru

By Candice Krieger, May 2, 2008

As Israel gets ready to celebrate its 60th anniversary, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s chief economic adviser says the country’s much-vaunted “economic miracle” places it in a good position to weather the current global financial storm. But he warns that greater domestic challenges lie ahead.

Getting a free meal at the Meir Panim soup kitchen in Jerusalem


Resource centre has jobs for high-flyers

April 18, 2008

With the credit crunch threatening a downturn in the job market, the Employment Resource Centre is appealing to former clients who have made it in business to reconnect with the organisation. The ERC, which has helped over 7,000 unemployed Jews back into the job market, has set up an Alumni Network with the goal of finding volunteer mentors and networking assistance. ERC chairman Trisha Ward hoped that those it had helped to success would want “to give something back. In the current unstable economic climate, the role of the ERC is even more vital.


What a high shekel means for you

By Candice Krieger, March 28, 2008

The Bank of Israel cut its interest rates by 0.5 per cent to 3.25 per cent this week — its lowest ever — in an attempt to curb the shekel’s appreciation against some of the world’s major currencies. But what does this mean for Israel’s economy — and for the many British businesses and tourists with links to Israel?


It’ll get tougher, warns City veteran

By Candice Krieger, March 13, 2008

Investors take heed. More financial turmoil is heading our way as the sub-prime crisis continues to impact upon the global money markets. The warning is sounded by veteran stockbroker Elissa Bayer. One of the first women to become a member of the London Stock Exchange, Mrs Bayer, 55, is director of private clients at investment bank Insinger de Beaufort. She says the effects of the credit crunch are far from over. “The fallout from the sub-prime crisis will take at least another 18 months to sort out and we will get different problems,” she tells JC Business.