• 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: Investing in the future

5 Oct 2012

The government has announced plans to increase allocations to a key investment fund although there are still questions on how this move will affect state spending at home. The decision to strengthen the investment fund comes at a time when the government is also seeking to boost the domestic economy through its latest five-year National Development Plan (NDP).

Economic Update | Kuwait: Infrastructure expansion

26 Sep 2012

The construction industry in Kuwait is poised for significant growth on the back of major government investment in infrastructure projects and social facilities, according to data published in August. However, the continuing lack of an approved 2012 budget has effectively meant that the government cannot sign off on any new projects.

Economic Update | Kuwait: Surpluses and minuses

12 Sep 2012

Whilst the economy is surging on the back of higher-than-forecast oil prices that are swelling the state coffers, concerns remain over the state’s long-term prospects.

Economic Update | Kuwait: Partnering in education

28 Aug 2012

News that the government is seeking a transaction advisor for a new public-private partnership (PPP) schools project signals further opportunities for investors in Kuwait’s education sector.

Economic Update | Kuwait: Improving marketability

13 Aug 2012

Ahead of a planned privatisation of the country’s stock exchange, Kuwait’s Capital Market Authority (CMA), has been stepping up efforts to ensure listed firms are fully in compliance with a tightened regulatory regime, while at the same time providing transparency and accountability.

Economic Update | Kuwait: Improving transparency

30 Jul 2012

New corporate governance rules announced by the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) in June should continue to strengthen the banking sector and address issues that have been attributed to a weak corporate governance framework.