Tag archive for ‘GDP’
Statista On Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Saudi Arabia Tops Defence Spending In Relation to GDP Israel Second

  No country worldwide comes close to matching the United States in military expenditure. In 2014, US military spending reached $571 billion, a huge distance ahead of second place China,  with $129.4 More...

Joschka Fischer
Joschka Fischer On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer: A Greek Burial for German Austerity

Not long ago, German politicians and journalists confidently declared that the euro crisis was over; Germany and the European Union, they believed, had weathered the storm. Today, we know that this was More...

Professor Martin Feldstein On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein : The Eurozone Needs More than QE

Although the European Central Bank has launched a larger-than-expected program of quantitative easing (QE), even its advocates fear that it may not be enough to boost real incomes, reduce unemployment, More...

Idan Ofer

ZIM to Launch a New Monitoring and Tracking Service for Sensitive Cargo

Israel’s ZIM integrated shipping services announced the launching of a new monitoring, tracking and security services package, specifically designed for valuable and sensitive cargo stowed in reefer containers. More...

Vered Weiss On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

As Duma Lacks Economic Solution, Russia’s Rich Keep Playing

A word to sum up the mood Russian citizens may be “disillusioned, ” particularly with its government’s inability to pull the economy out of its quagmire. The fall in the price of oil, which More...

Vered Weiss On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Are Israeli Tech Start-Ups Selling Themselves Too Soon?

It is no secret that Israel thrives on its tech start-ups, and many succeed in getting the attention of foreign investors. However, the success of Israeli start-ups can lead to subsequent sales of the firms More...

Professor Jeffrey Frankel On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Harvard Professor Jeffrey Frankel : The End of Republican Obstruction

 What a difference two months make. When the Republican Party scored strong gains in last November’s US congressional elections, the universally accepted explanation was that voters were expressing their More...

Vered Weiss On Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Oleg Deripaska Uses Hydropower to Fuel Siberian Data Centers

  As global sanctions take a bite out of the Russian economy, and oil, an essential part of the country’s GDP, continues to fall in price, billionaire Oleg Deripaska proposes using hydropower More...

Eli Horn On Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Ukraine Debt ‘Haircut’ Looms amid Hard Currency Woes

The depletion of Ukraine’s hard currency reserves to just enough to cover five weeks of imports is threatening big government debt writedowns, rather than mere maturity extensions, being needed to More...

Joseph E. Stiglitz
Professor Joseph Stiglitz On Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz: Europe’s Lapse of Reason

At long last, the United States is showing signs of recovery from the crisis that erupted at the end of President George W. Bush’s administration, when the near-implosion of its financial system sent shock More...

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