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
Jordan's political risk profile is improving, and King Abdullah II is more secure in his position than at any point since the start of the Arab Spring in 2011. However, we stress that threats to the country's stability will remain elevated as long as conflict continues across Iraq and Syria, while high youth unemployment and the government's uncompromising approach towards the domestic Islamist opposition raises longer-term risks.
We are more positive towards the Jordanian economy than at any point since 2010, with lower oil prices and signs of progress on the government's infrastructure investments set to boost economic activity throughout 2015. We forecast real GDP growth of 3.6% this year, compared to an annual average of 2.7% between 2010 and 2013.
We believe that the Central Bank of Jordan (...