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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: Calls for ICT to reconnect

18 Jun 2013
Limited uptake of new technology has had an impact on economic development in Kuwait, according to a recent report.

Economic Update | Kuwait: Upward trajectory for KSE

4 Jun 2013
The Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) had a positive start to 2013, with the index steadily moving up to reach multi-year highs in May. While local investors are driving much of the recent activity,...

Economic Update | Kuwait: Joining the shale rush

24 May 2013
Kuwait has announced it is conducting studies into the viability of extracting shale gas from recently identified reserves, although any commercial operation will likely be many years off.

Economic Update | Kuwait: Boosting capital spending

6 May 2013
As hydrocarbons’ contribution to Kuwait’s GDP is predicted to fall this year, growth is increasingly seen as hinging on the success of an ambitious state investment programme. However, concerns over...

Economic Update | Kuwait: Addressing the housing shortage

24 Apr 2013
As the waiting list for government-subsidised housing in Kuwait has grown to more than 100,000 in 2013, projects aimed at combating the shortage will see a number of new construction projects in the...

Economic Update | Kuwait: Business with Iraq on the up

9 Apr 2013
A landmark flight from Baghdad that touched down in late February at Kuwait International Airport looks set to usher in a new era of stronger economic ties between the two Gulf neighbours. The...