November 2013


Main reports: A recent study by the World Bank assesses the potential economic benefits of lifting restrictions on, and obstacles to, Palestinian investment in Area C.

Palestine was ranked 138th out of 189 economies in the 2014 edition of The World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’. This represents a relative drop of two positions with respect to the previous year.

In 2012 Palestine’s International Investment Position (defined as external assets minus foreign liabilities) decreased by a quarter with respect to the previous year.

In October 2013 the overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) marked a year-on-year increase of 1.9%.

The Arab Center for Agricultural Development, a Palestinian microfinance institution, signed a $5.3m equity agreement with a number of European partners.