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    Economic News Updates

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Kuwait YER

The need for economic diversification was underscored this past year as the Kuwaiti economy came under pressure from lower oil revenues.

Kuwait renewables

A newly signed deal will see the creation of Kuwait’s first solar-thermal energy generation station. The project is viewed as a crucial step towards achieving the country’s goal of increasing the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix and boosting private investment in the sector.

Kuwait KSE

Improving liquidity and boosting market capitalisation are the focus of reforms under way at the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE), as the authorities work to reinvigorate the bourse’s growth.

Kuwait telecoms

Mobile operators in Kuwait are expanding domestic 4G LTE mobile broadband services in a bid to shore up profits and subscriber numbers, against a backdrop of falling international revenues.  

Kuwait bank

With growth in the Kuwaiti banking sector hitting double-digit figures in 2014 − reaching its highest rate in the last seven years – momentum is set to continue this year, despite uncertainty surrounding the broader economy. 

Kuwait construction

With the state planning to develop new rail links and upgrade its roads, seaports and airports, construction is set to surge in Kuwait over the coming years.