• 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: 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.

Economic Update | Kuwait: Opportunities in national development plan

17 Jul 2012

Building contractors in Kuwait will be hoping that the roll out of the state’s $108bn national development plan drives up activity in the sector, although political wrangling and red tape could mean key projects struggle to meet their 2014 deadlines.

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.