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    Economic News & Views

    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 telcos launch new mobile technologies

29 Jan 2014
The roll-out of fourth-generation long-term evolution (4G LTE) networks across Kuwait is expected to offer a boost to the mobile market. While the average revenue per user (ARPU) remains among the...

Economic Update | Kuwait Year in Review 2013

26 Jan 2014
Strong consumer spending helped ensure economic growth in Kuwait this past year, although a slowdown in the energy sector meant the rise in GDP was modest. The outlook for the oil industry in 2014 is...

Economic Update | Kuwait steps up pace of education reform

17 Dec 2013
A new national curriculum, possible regulations for private sector providers and plans to outsource certain functions in the school system are among changes Kuwait’s government has proposed for the...

Economic Update | Kuwait’s lenders are banking on broader expansion

3 Dec 2013
Banks will be looking to end 2013 on a high note, after most of Kuwait’s lenders recorded encouraging results for the first three quarters of the year, with profits and lending activity on the rise,...

Economic Update | Kuwait sets scene for aviation industry growth

18 Nov 2013
Air traffic is rising steadily in Kuwait as the state continues to capitalise on growing volumes of international travellers, buoyed by heightened regional activity.

Economic Update | Kuwait’s construction gathers pace

7 Nov 2013
With the government planning a series of big-ticket infrastructure investments and demand for private sector real estate developments heating up, Kuwait’s construction sector could be a strong...