Fayad: $1.4b in investments raised at West Bank business conference

Investments for projects worth $1.4 billion have been agreed on at a West Bank business conference, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salaam Fayad said Friday. Fayad released the figure at the end of a three-day investors' conference. He said the projects could create as many as 35,000 jobs. He declared that the conference was a "starting point" for a recovery of the Palestinian economy.