West Bank and Gaza

In-depth country-focused analysis on the West Bank and Gaza's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

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

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  • Jordan's political risk profile remains intrinsically connected to the region's security outlook. Threats to the country's stability will remain elevated as long as the fighting in Syria and Iraq continues. Domestically, high youth unemployment and the government's uncompromising approach towards the Jordanian Islamist opposition raise longer-term risks, with this trend exacerbated by the large influx of Syrian refugees in the country.

  • The reopening of the Iraqi border will benefit Jordanian exporters and support economic growth.

  • Jordan's twin deficits - in the budget and current accounts - will narrow over the coming years, to 3.0% and -7.4% of GDP respectively in 2018. The EU offering an enhanced trade agreement, lower oil prices, progress towards energy diversification, and government...

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