Main reports: The World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2016 ranked Palestine 129 out of 189 economies globally, a decline of two positions from 2015.
In 2014, there were a total of 131,000 active non- agricultural enterprises operating in the private and non-profit sectors of the Palestinian economy, an increase of 7.1% from the previous year.
Palestine’s public finances recorded a surplus of $244m in Q2 2015 following a deficit of $63m in the previous quarter (figures on a on a cash basis after grants and aid).
In 2014, the total stock of foreign investments by Palestinian resident enterprises (external assets) equalled $6bn, a 2.8% increase from 2013.
In October the Al-Quds index slightly increased by 1.6% from the previous month, reaching 493 points on the last day of trading.