• 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.

Filter by
Displaying 13 to 18 of 99

Economic Update | Islamic banking takes hold in Kuwait

7 Aug 2014

An increasing number of Kuwaiti lenders are moving away from traditional banking in a bid to tap into a booming market for Sharia-compliant financial products in the region - a move that could soon see Islamic financing overtake conventional banking in the Gulf state.

Economic Update | Kuwait seeking its place in the sun

14 Jul 2014

Kuwait is to broaden its energy production, launching the first step in an extensive renewable energy programme intended to ease reliance on hydrocarbons while at the same time building awareness of the commercial and investment opportunities offered by solar energy.

Economic Update | Kuwait looks to boost cyber security

27 Jun 2014

Kuwait is becoming increasingly concerned over the threat posed by cyber attacks against its strategic oil and gas industry, along with other sectors of the economy, with greater training of staff and improved technology seen as vital front-line defences to ensure cyber security.

Economic Update | Kuwait to boost gas imports

18 Jun 2014

Rising demand for electricity has prompted Kuwait to sign three multi-billion-dollar deals aimed at significantly boosting the country’s gas imports.

Economic Update | Kuwait: Appetite for growth in food and beverage sector

9 Jun 2014

The busy food and beverage industry in Kuwait is set for further growth, as domestic demand fuelled by rising incomes, combined with forecasts of higher turnover due to expansion in the tourism sector, pushes up trade volumes and attracts new suppliers in the retail and hospitality chains.

Economic Update | Kuwait tackling increased demand for health services

19 May 2014

As Kuwait moves forward on health care reforms aimed at expanding service provision for its rapidly growing population, the private sector is set to play a more prominent role in the industry. While free health care is guaranteed to all Kuwaiti citizens, population growth has put considerable strain on state-owned facilities. The government has recently announced a number of new projects slated to be constructed across the country, with public-private partnerships (PPPs) expected to bolster service quality and provision for Kuwait’s 3.25m residents.