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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 banks maintain strong momentum

31 Aug 2015
Kuwait bank
With growth in the Kuwaiti banking sector hitting double-digit figures in 2014 − reaching its highest rate in the last seven years – momentum is set to continue this year, despite uncertainty...

Economic Update | Kuwait pushes ahead with infrastructure build out

21 Jul 2015
Kuwait construction
With the state planning to develop new rail links and upgrade its roads, seaports and airports, construction is set to surge in Kuwait over the coming years. 

Economic Update | Changes in investment law draw tech giant to Kuwait

15 Jun 2015
Kuwait ICT
Key changes to the legislation governing Kuwait’s foreign investment policy are already yielding significant results across the country’s ICT sector, led by the market entrance of an industry giant.

Economic Update | New oil finds in Kuwait underscore expansion plans

29 May 2015
Kuwait energy
The discovery of four new oil fields has drawn fresh attention to Kuwait’s long list of expansion projects, as the country aims to raise output by nearly one-third by 2020.

Economic Update | Kuwait homes in on property market

29 Apr 2015
kuwait resi
Last year saw a record high in real estate sales, which surged 18.5% year-on-year (y-o-y) to KD4.3bn ($14.3bn). Sales in the investment segment rose 30% to a value of KD1.8bn ($6.0bn), while...

Economic Update | Kuwait eyes investment surge

18 Mar 2015
Kuwait investment
Long in the offing, a new FDI law, which aims to improve Kuwait’s business climate and reduce obstacles to market entry, is set to play a key role in underpinning investment growth.