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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 real estate market strengthens

12 Sep 2013
With rising demand for residential units starting to match interest in commercial space, Kuwait’s real estate sector appears set to see greater activity in the second half of the year. However, high...

Economic Update | Kuwait forges ahead with port expansion

27 Aug 2013
Government investments in the transport sector are set to expand capacity at Kuwait’s ports over the next several years. Progress is being made on the new Mubarak Al Kabeer (MAK) port, while other...

Economic Update | Kuwait looks to boost foreign investment

15 Aug 2013
While Kuwait’s FDI figures were up in 2012, far more capital still leaves the country each year than enters it. However, the government is working to reverse this, in part by improving the legal...

Economic Update | Kuwait: Health care privatisation moves ahead

2 Aug 2013
Ambitious plans to privatise segments of Kuwait’s health care services are gaining momentum as the government makes a two-fold bid to reduce waiting times at state hospitals and attract new...

Economic Update | Kuwait: Room for growth in insurance

18 Jul 2013
Despite new state investments in infrastructure and a steadily rising population, the insurance sector in Kuwait is expected to grow more slowly than elsewhere in the Gulf.

Economic Update | Kuwait: New renewable energy project in the works

3 Jul 2013
Despite holding substantial oil reserves, Kuwait is stepping up its efforts to develop alternative sources of energy. In mid-June the government announced it was inviting bids for the construction of...