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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 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.

Economic Update | Kuwait Year in Review 2015

27 Dec 2015
Kuwait YER
The need for economic diversification was underscored this past year as the Kuwaiti economy came under pressure from lower oil revenues.

Economic Update | Fresh investment in renewable energy development in Kuwait

10 Nov 2015
Kuwait renewables
A newly signed deal will see the creation of Kuwait’s first solar-thermal energy generation station. The project is viewed as a crucial step towards achieving the country’s goal of increasing the...

Economic Update | Kuwait bourse set for major reforms

27 Oct 2015
Kuwait KSE
Improving liquidity and boosting market capitalisation are the focus of reforms under way at the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE), as the authorities work to reinvigorate the bourse’s growth.

Economic Update | Kuwaiti telcos invest in next-generation mobile broadband

30 Sep 2015
Kuwait telecoms
Mobile operators in Kuwait are expanding domestic 4G LTE mobile broadband services in a bid to shore up profits and subscriber numbers, against a backdrop of falling international revenues.