Our comprehensive assessment of the West Bank and Gaza's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect the West Bank and Gaza, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact the West Bank and Gaza's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in the West Bank and Gaza before your competitors.
West Bank and Gaza Country Risk
The formation of a Palestinian unity government in June 2014 marks a symbolic end to the long-running dispute between the rival Fatah and Hamas factions ruling the West Bank and Gaza Strip respectively. However, the reconciliation agreement will face major difficulties, as ideological differences between the two parties remain stark. Maintaining a central government over two geographically separate regions will be a massive challenge. The unity government will struggle to improve the Palestinian territories' lacklustre economic outlook.
We have revised downward our real GDP growth forecasts for the Palestinian territories, following Israel's offensive in Gaza over the summer of 2014. The fighting has severely damaged Gaza's infrastructure and industrial base, and we expect the Palestinian unity government to struggle with the reconstruction of the Strip. We...