Standard & Poor’s analysis is about whether the government can repay its debt, but it says almost nothing about the country’s economic, political and social performance, or lack thereof
Eytan Avriel is a co-founder of TheMarker, the business newspaper of the Haaretz Group. He is also the chief editor of TheMarker.com.
Veteran VC funds are closing, executives are being replaced or looking for work, and U.S. funds might be readying to abandon Israel altogether. The whole model may be broken
And how Roman Abramovich conquered the top spot with no time left on the clock
Israel's political and corporate leadership keeps saying they want a capitalist economy, but when a crisis erupts, everyone clamors for a return to kibbutz socialism
The drug maker's profit warning wiped out $14 billion in value, but the overall confidence in the system is priceless
In 2007, there were 173 millionaires on the list of Israel's 500 richest - today only 17, simply because the others have almost all become billionaires
Banks Supervisor Hedva Ber has refused to investigate how the banks failed to collect on tycoon Eliezer Fishman’s massive debt
Moshe Kahlon's generous program of benefits has one catch: There's no money to pay for it — except by raising taxes later
The more competitive and sophisticated the market is, the more businesses will identify and exploit people’s biological and psychological frailties
Each year, a mysterious hand removes an amendment that would make the billionaire and other tycoons report income to the Israeli Tax Authority.
Harvard researchers just released some revelatory findings about the power of protest. But does that also apply to a country without a history of mass protest like Israel?
The president was talking about Japan and China, but Israel is also an example. Time to rethink policy?
The evidence so far from the talks between the PM and Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Arnon Mozes doesn't prove bribery, but it does point to antitrust violations, which are just as serious.
The world's going to be in hot water if we have to rely on forecasts from the World Economic Forum, which are usually egregiously wrong.
The cold blast from the surprise U.S. election and the rise of populism has reached the rarefied environs of the annual powwow of the world’s most rich and the powerful
Since the early 1990s, Yedioth’s publisher 'Noni' Mozes has been determined to bring Netanyahu down – not because of politics, but because of business.
The central bank buys dollars and maintains near-zero interest rates to protect exporter and producer profits. Is the price the public pays for this worthwhile?
One is the tycoon-owner of a newspaper, the other runs a club of politicians and media people and invests in Israeli firms dependent on friendly regulation.
Marc Rich worked for the Mossad while also doing business with world despots. Giuliani and Comey were on his tail before Bill Clinton pardoned him in his last hours in the White House. He may be the cornerstone on which Hillary Clinton's opponents built her corrupt image.
Look carefully which stocks have rallied in the wake of the election upset and you’ll notice it’s the banks. America’s financial service sector likes what it sees with the president-elect.