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Kuwait is a constitutional sovereign state situated in the north-western corner of the Gulf, bordered by Iraq and Saudi Arabia. As a founding member of both the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the GCC, Kuwait has forged a number of strategic relationships throughout its history. Despite the rising geopolitical...

Chapter | Table of Contents from The Report: Kuwait 2019

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Chapter | The Guide from The Report: Kuwait 2019

The guide contains listings of some of the leading hotels and resorts in Kuwait, and contacts for important government offices and services. It also contains useful tips and information for first-time or regular and business and leisure visitors alike.

Chapter | Trade & Investment from The Report: Kuwait 2019

After accumulating large amounts of wealth through the export of oil, Kuwait is now looking to deploy that wealth to develop and diversify the economy. The nation aims to attract $200bn in foreign direct investment over the next 15 years to 2035 and become a global centre for trade and finance. The government is making concrete steps towards achieving its ambitions with incentives for the...

Chapter | Economy from The Report: Kuwait 2019

Various developments point to healthy economic performance in the near term for Kuwait. Chief among them are the upgrade of the country’s stock exchange, which has been approved for addition to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index; the continuing roll-out of a large infrastructure programme; and the transition into higher value-added downstream production within the country’s leading hydrocarbons...

Chapter | Country Profile from The Report: Kuwait 2019

Kuwait is a constitutional sovereign state situated in the north-western corner of the Gulf, bordered by Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Despite challenges in the region, Kuwait has largely maintained a neutral stance, which has benefitted its multilateral trade, investment and political bonds with its neighbours and the wider global community. By continuing with efforts to diversify the economy and...