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    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 gives green light for airport terminal construction

23 Jul 2016
Kuwait transport

Officials in Kuwait have made significant progress on long-awaited upgrades to Kuwait’s International Airport (KIA) by signing a $4.4bn contract to kick-start construction on a new terminal.

Economic Update | Kuwait moves to overhaul health care system

26 Jun 2016
Kuwait health

Far-reaching reforms aimed at strengthening Kuwait’s national health care system are gaining momentum, as the government moves forward with its plans to rationalise public spending in the face of a rising budget deficit.

Economic Update | Kuwait set to push ahead with major infrastructure projects

20 May 2016
Kuwait infra

The Kuwaiti government remains committed to rolling out its ambitious infrastructure development plan despite uncertainty over global oil prices. 

Economic Update | Kuwait’s real estate sales rebound

16 Apr 2016
Kuwait RE

Real estate sales in Kuwait rebounded in February, following a slowdown in recent months, with commercial sales outpacing residential for the first time in eight years. 

Economic Update | Kuwait pursues major reform following record budget deficit

23 Mar 2016
Kuwait reform

Economic reform is under way in Kuwait, after the Ministry of Finance unveiled a new six-point strategy last month aimed at restructuring the economy amid the slump in global oil prices. 

Economic Update | Kuwait’s privatisation efforts advance

18 Feb 2016
Kuwait privatisation

Last month Kuwait announced plans to create a new fund to manage its domestic assets, signalling a key step forward in the country’s push to privatise state-owned companies.