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PSE has a clear Vision & Mission. To create a model for Arab and regional financial markets, through: providing innovative services, proposing ideal investment opportunities in securities, attracting investments, the use of state of the art technology,

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PSE has a clear Vision & Mission

  • To create a model for Arab and regional financial markets, through:

  • providing innovative services,

  • proposing ideal investment opportunities in securities,

  • attracting investments,

  • the use of state of the art technology,

  • compliance to the rules of corporate governance , and

  • establishing constructive relations with Arab, regional and global markets.



  • To provide a fair, transparent and efficient market for trading

  • securities that:

  • serves investors,

  • protects their interests,

  • contributes in creating an enabling environment that attracts local and foreign investments,

  • interacts with local and Arab relevant institutions, in a manner that serves the national economy and enhances the culture of investment in financial markets.



The PSE has been trading since 1997

  • 1995Palestine Development and Investment Company (PADICO) and Palestine National Authority sign an agreement for operating the securities exchange

  • 1997First trading session held

  • A well established exchange with turnover in 2009 of US$ 500 million and a market capitalization of $ 2.37 billion

  • Public Shareholding Company

39 companies are listed on the PSE

New capital raised by shares

Initial Public Offerings (value of money raised at first listing):

Secondary public offerings (new capital raised for companies already traded):

Expected listing for 2010

Ownership Profile

Regulatory Framework

  • PCMA was established in 2005

  • Securities Law No. (12) of the year 2004

  • Companies Law No. (12) of the year 1964

  • PSE regulations: Trading, Listing, Disclosure, Dispute settlement, Code of Corporate Governance

  • Applicable regulations at the PSE are compatible with best international practices

  • Seeking WFE membership

Trading @ the PSE

  • System: Horizon, NASDAQ OMX

  • E-Trading since 2007 (one of the first in the Arab World)

  • Fully automated trading, clearing, and settlement system



Surveillance @ the PSE


  • Best of breed application

  • Adopted by the PSE and the Palestinian Capital Market Authority

  • Monitors the trading session instantly to detect any unusual behaviors of prices or trading volumes

  • Any violation is subject to the adopted penalties and fines.

Foreign investment

  • Friendly and encouraging legal and regulatory environment vis-à-vis foreign investment in the stock exchange.

  • No capital gain taxes and no income tax on the revenues generated out of trading.

  • The only determinant for foreign investments is the preferences of listed companies for foreign ownership of shares in their capital.

  • Custodian: HSBC

PSE Daily turn oversince inception

Composition of the Al-Quds Index

Turn Over ratios for 2009

Breakdown between:

Retail Investors and Institutions

Ownership structure of listed companies by nationality

More positive intervention will lead for better economic growth and stability

Steady GDP/GNI with growing inward flows and consumption

Comparison of trading activity (2009 with 2008)

PSE in comparison with other regional exchanges

PSE recovers from the impact of the current global crisis with good performance

PSE stands in the mid between regional markets

In 2009, MENA markets

de-coupled then re-coupled, but not entirely!


The Palestinian stock market recovery is relatively steady

Quarterly Closing Values of Al-Quds Index 1997 - 2010

Daily closing values

of Al-Quds Index

From Jan.2009 until Feb. 2010

Daily closing of Al-Quds Index during 2010

PSE : A Functioning Profitable Business

Why invest in the PSE?

Small, yet robust and growing fast

Great spring back potential

Efficient structure & operations within best international practice

Regulated market within international standards

PSE: Tried & “TESTED”

Undervalued stocks

Listed companies: consistent good financial performance

Strong reliable infrastructure and banking sector

Strong donor support in state building

Thank You

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