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...
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Economic Update | Kuwait homes in on property market
29 Apr 2015
Economic Update | Kuwait eyes investment surge
18 Mar 2015
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
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...
Economic Update | Kuwait Year in Review 2014
19 Jan 2015
Non-oil growth and higher domestic consumption combined to drive up economic activity in Kuwait in 2014, although plunging world oil prices and relatively flat domestic production look set to weigh...
Economic Update | Kuwait targets subsidy reforms
17 Nov 2014
Plummeting oil prices have brought renewed calls for Kuwait to deepen its focus on diversifying its economy and reducing hydrocarbon dependency.