• 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 Malaysia

29 Jun 2012

Conscious that its economy is currently highly dependent on oil and closely tied to markets that continue to face economic uncertainty, Kuwait’s government is looking further afield to new investment destinations as well as to moves to stabilise oil prices.

Economic Update | Kuwait: Speeding up information technology

18 Jun 2012

Kuwait is moving to bring its information technology (IT) infrastructure in line with its neighbours by improving services, the network and the regulatory environment that governs the sector.

Economic Update | Kuwait: Marketing the markets

6 Jun 2012

The Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) is in the midst of what has been described as the largest overhaul of its trading system in almost 20 years, and measures to privatise the bourse, streamline procedures and strengthen transparency all aim to raise the market’s profile and appeal as an investment destination.

Economic Update | Kuwait: Growth in the pipeline

21 May 2012

Plans for a major new refinery and record exports to Asia have led to heady estimates of Kuwait’s oil revenues for 2012 and the sector is looking to innovative techniques to extract huge reserves of heavy oil.

Economic Update | Kuwait: Laying track for growth

11 May 2012

Plans are moving ahead for Kuwait’s country-wide metro system, which is hoped to address the growing issue of congestion and create a better environment for growth in commercial, business, industrial and residential markets.

Economic Update | Kuwait: Encouraging demand

3 May 2012

The outlook for Kuwait’s banking system over the next 12-18 months remains stable, according to a recent report by Moody’s Investors Services. Asset quality has improved markedly since the days of the global financial crisis, and lenders are well capitalised. However, the country’s lenders face other challenges, most notably a sluggish economy that has left demand for loans – particularly on the corporate side – limited.