February 2016


Main reports: This month the Palestinian Economic Bulletin interviews H.E. Mr Azzam Shawwa. Mr Shawwa was appointed by President Mahmoud Abbas on November 20 2015 as the Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Palestine Monetary Authority (PMA).

The monthly Palestine Monetary Authority (PMA) Business Cycle Index (PMABCI) rallied in the West Bank and Palestine overall but fell in Gaza in January.

Palestinian exports reached $81.3m in November 2015 a 7% increase on November 2014, according to recent data from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).

According to PEX provisional data, 75% of listed companies achieved profits in 2015. Net joint profit was $273m, up by 21.8% from 2014.