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Economic Update | Mid-tier retailers show heightened interest in Kuwait

26 Apr 2017
Kuwait Real Estate
With growing interest in the mid-tier retail market and an upswing in credit card spending recorded at the end of last year, Kuwait is looking to bounce back from a period of subdued consumer...

Economic Update | Kuwait sharpens focus on expanding tourism sector

9 Mar 2017
Kuwait Tourism
Investment in Kuwait’s tourism industry is set to increase over the next decade, as the government moves to speed up construction of a new international airport terminal and several major hotel...

Economic Update | Kuwait steers spending towards downstream oil and gas

27 Feb 2017
Kuwait energy downstream
Kuwait’s latest budget will focus capital expenditure on downstream oil and gas activities during FY 2017/18 in a bid to create jobs, offset falling crude export revenue and capitalise on rising...

Economic Update | Kuwait Year in Review 2016

24 Jan 2017
Kuwait economy
With state revenues significantly impacted by lower global oil prices, the Kuwaiti government has intensified efforts to enact reforms aimed at increasing foreign investment, supporting economic...

Economic Update | Kuwait to invite proposals on a number of PPP projects

30 Dec 2016
Kuwait investment
The government of Kuwait is continuing its drive to encourage private sector investments, having recently announced plans to invite proposals on several large-scale, public-private partnership (PPP)...

Economic Update | Kuwait aims to broaden economy through industry

23 Nov 2016
Kuwait industry
The government of Kuwait is hoping to diversify the economy through industrial expansion, targeting double-digit growth on the back of its petrochemicals and plastics segments.