December 2012


Main report: Al-Rafah Microfinance Bank and the Arab Palestinian Investment Bank announced the signing of their merger agreement and the creation of The National Bank (TNB).

Recent results of the labour force survey show that unemployment continued to increase over Q3 2012 and that participation rates remain low at 43.4%.

On 27 November the Nablus Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CIC) held a conference to discuss the concerns of family-owned businesses.

On 20-21 November the first Palestinian auditing examination was sat by ten Palestinian trainee accountants.