• Economic News Updates

    Economic News Updates

    For each market we cover, OBG produces regular economic research available on our website, by email subscription and via RSS feed. Free to access, our Economic Updates are targeted at those looking for regular comment on key sector developments.

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Economic Update | Kuwait pushes ahead with infrastructure build out

21 Jul 2015
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. 

Economic Update | Changes in investment law draw tech giant to Kuwait

15 Jun 2015
Kuwait ICT

Key changes to the legislation governing Kuwait’s foreign investment policy are already yielding significant results across the country’s ICT sector, led by the market entrance of an industry giant.

Economic Update | New oil finds in Kuwait underscore expansion plans

29 May 2015
Kuwait energy

The discovery of four new oil fields has drawn fresh attention to Kuwait’s long list of expansion projects, as the country aims to raise output by nearly one-third by 2020.

Economic Update | Kuwait homes in on property market

29 Apr 2015
kuwait resi

Last year saw a record high in real estate sales, which surged 18.5% year-on-year (y-o-y) to KD4.3bn ($14.3bn). Sales in the investment segment rose 30% to a value of KD1.8bn ($6.0bn), while residential sales increased 5% to KD1.9bn ($6.3bn). 

Economic Update | Kuwait eyes investment surge

18 Mar 2015
Kuwait investment

Long in the offing, a new FDI law, which aims to improve Kuwait’s business climate and reduce obstacles to market entry, is set to play a key role in underpinning investment growth. 

Economic Update | Kuwait’s retailers face uncertain times

20 Feb 2015
kuwait retail

Long established as a destination for major brands, Kuwait has witnessed steady retail expansion in recent years, but falling oil prices and forecasts of a budget deficit risk clouding the outlook for 2015.