• 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’s real estate sales rebound

16 Apr 2016
Kuwait RE

Real estate sales in Kuwait rebounded in February, following a slowdown in recent months, with commercial sales outpacing residential for the first time in eight years. 

Economic Update | Kuwait pursues major reform following record budget deficit

23 Mar 2016
Kuwait reform

Economic reform is under way in Kuwait, after the Ministry of Finance unveiled a new six-point strategy last month aimed at restructuring the economy amid the slump in global oil prices. 

Economic Update | Kuwait’s privatisation efforts advance

18 Feb 2016
Kuwait privatisation

Last month Kuwait announced plans to create a new fund to manage its domestic assets, signalling a key step forward in the country’s push to privatise state-owned companies.

Economic Update | Kuwait Year in Review 2015

27 Dec 2015
Kuwait YER

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

Economic Update | Fresh investment in renewable energy development in Kuwait

10 Nov 2015
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.

Economic Update | Kuwait bourse set for major reforms

27 Oct 2015
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.