20/09/2011

More competitors, more competition: the path to a lower cost of living?

The Israeli government is reportedly considering dismantling some of the country’s largest conglomerates in order boost competition and, by doing so, help reduce prices.  A further move, though with probably more long-term effect, might be the vesting of increased power to minority shareholders in complex companies that have many tiers of subsidiaries, […]
04/09/2011

The cost of living: how expensive is Jerusalem?

This weekend has seen unprecedented demonstrations in Israel against the high cost of living, drawing a reaction from the government that this is a problem which it must speedily address.  But, from the point of view of the foreign businessman working in Israel’s capital, just how expensive is it? The […]