December 2011


Main reports: A quarterly business survey on business perceptions has shown that owners/ managers are increasingly pessimistic about the future: only 26% expect to see an improvement in their situation in the next quarter.

There has been a sharp decline in hotel guest numbers in Q3, which totalled around 106,000: 20% down on the previous quarter and a 23% reduction compared to the same period in 2010.

1,717 building licenses were issued in Q3 2011: 15% fewer than in Q2 but 16% more than in the same quarter last year.

In November National Aluminium & Profile (NAPCO) became the 46th company to be listed on the Palestinian Stock Exchange.