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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’s drive toward fuel subsidy rationalisation

20 Sep 2016
Kuwait fuel
The government’s recent decision to make cuts to Kuwait’s petrol subsidy system is expected to boost state coffers amid low global oil prices, despite some push-back from organised labour.

Economic Update | Kuwait follows through with SME investment

23 Aug 2016
Kuwait SME
With low oil prices continuing to take their toll on the Kuwaiti economy, the government is hoping investment in the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector begins to pay dividends.

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...

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.