Year Summary – War and a dream

The year 2018 began with a burst of optimism regarding global economic growth in the coming years - optimism that did not last long • the trade war that broke out between the USA and China escalated quickly from one day to the next and now, despite the temporary ceasefire, the uncertainty has only increased, and the possibility of sliding into a global recession remains a realistic likelihood • Now the year 2018, which began with hopes for growth and prosperity, may go down in history as the forerunner of an economic nightmare

Itay Zehorai

For the First Time in Israel: The Forbes Under30 Global Women’s Summit

Forbes USA is hosting an Under30 conference dedicated to women for the first time - in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv • The young women invited will meet with senior figures in the Israeli economy, hear lectures and will travel the country

Forbes Staff

The End of Great Britain?

The Scottish are trying to declare independence, the Northern Irish are threatening to renew their civil war, and there is even talk of separation in Wales • The English themselves are becoming more nationalistic and racism is raising its ugly head • In the Brexit era, Great Britain finds itself on the brink of disintegration

Alon Levin and Yuval Bustan

Ronald Lauder joins zero Discrimination Movement led by First Lady Lorena Castillo de Varela of Panama

Against backdrop of U.N. general assembly, prominent leaders come together to focus on Peace-Building

Forbes

“As market leaders we have a responsibility”

With sales in Israel exceeding half a billion NIS, more than 1,000 employees and corporate social responsibility as a core component in the Company’s strategy – Elie Sagiv, L'Oréal Israel CEO, is proud of the Company’s employees who are leading change: “The success of L'Oréal Israel belongs to each one of the Company’s employees” • An exclusive interview

Shlomi Azulai

Ambassador Lauder Received the Shimon Peres Peace & Innovation Award

Chemi Peres, Son of Late Israeli President Shimon Peres, Presented Lauder with the ‘Peace and Innovation Award’

Adi Friedman

Starting to speak Chinese

China, in its ambition to catch up and close the gap in technology and innovation, is turning to the Start-up Nation. An Israeli technology incubator opened in Guangzhou following the opening of an investment fund with substantial resources. Ms. Liraz Geva, the CEO of the Guangzhou Economic Representative Office in Israel elaborates about the communication challenges along with the vast potential and business opportunities

Hadar Horesh, Guangzhou

“Ransomers” Proven Guilty

Speculations regarding Qatar’s involvement in the “biggest ransom deal in history,” which provided some of the deadliest terror organizations in the world with hundreds of millions of dollars, were met with sweeping and vigorous denials by Qatar

Itay Zehorai

A new land: Saudi Arabia reinvents itself and Israel has much to gain

Saudi Arabia has been undergoing substantial changes since appointing Muhammad bin Salman heir to the throne, and with him becoming the strongest man in the kingdom, the country may be approaching revolution • But Saudi Arabia has another approach at its disposal - recently, activists for women to be able to drive were arrested - still it seems that there has been much progress

Sikur Memukad