The year 2018 witnessed number of achievements, a number of new regulatory legislation, which regulates the work of the financial securities sector were finalized and expected to be approved by the beginning of the year 2019. This year also witnessed starting the implementation of the work plan for the sectors that are supervised and controlled by PCMA. Based on the priorities emanating from the recommendations of the National Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Group.
The year 2018, also witnessed the team sought to harmonize the respective strategies of PCMA and the Stock Exchange. In order to restore the competitive advantage of the financial securities sector, by identifying the upcoming projects, setting priorities for each, develop the annual work plan according to the strategic plan of each party, and discuss the issues raised and propose solutions to them. This was by the leadership of the Palestinian Capital Market Strategy Group, which was formed based on the recommendations of the "Seminar on the role of brokerage firms in the capital market industry" in late 2017, with the membership of both the Palestine Stock Exchange and representatives of the member financial companies.
By the end of 2018, Al-Quds index closed at 529.4 points, recording a decrease of 7.9% from its closing at the end of 2017, which was 574.6 points.
While the market value reached US 3,735 million dollars at the end of 2018, to achieve a decrease of 4% over the previous year. The number of the listed companies in the Palestine Exchange reached 48 companies at the end of 2018.