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.

Country Risk

West Bank and Gaza Country Risk

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  • International recognition of a Palestinian state is gathering momentum, a trend that will continue over the next decade and deepen Israel's diplomatic isolation. However, actual statehood remains a far-off prospect.

  • The dissolution of the Palestinian unity government in June 2015, followed by President Mahmoud Abbas' resignation from the chairmanship of his political faction in August, point to a growing governance vacuum in the West Bank and Gaza. The risk of a comprehensive collapse of the Palestinian political system is increasing, amidst a stagnating economy and the multitude of challenges confronting the Palestinian leadership. Tensions between the rival Palestinian factions will remain high, preventing the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip and fuelling political instability.

  • Elevated political risks, a...

Latest West Bank and Gaza Articles

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  • A few key themes stand out when comparing BMI's forecasts against Bloomberg...

  • We have upgraded our oil price forecast this month with markets having pric...

Latest West Bank and Gaza Blogs

  • The tentative rapprochement between Iran and the US, which began in the sec...

  • Four years after the start of the Arab Spring, the prospects for much of th...

Latest West Bank and Gaza Podcasts

  • The rise of jihadist group Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq poses ...


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