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  • Philippines President Duterte orders lifting of Kuwait worker ban
  • KFA elects Sheikh Ahmad as president
  • Kuwait FA General Assembly Elects Sheikh Ahmad Al-Sabah as ...
  • Duterte to Kuwait: Salaam
  • FIFA World Cup moments: Kuwait's Prince Fahad gets France's goal ...
  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lifts ban on Filipinos working in ...
  • Bahraini PM arrives in Kuwait on brotherly visit
  • Cabinet commends His Highness the Amir's speech on Palestine at ...
  • Kuwait's Prime Minister inaugurates Jazeera Airways terminal
  • Kuwaiti DM, British officer address common concerns
  • Prime Minister patronizes diplomatic institute's graduation ceremony
  • Prime Minister chairs Supreme Petroleum Council's Meeting
  • Bahrain's Prime Minister greets His Highness Premier on Ramadan
  • How changes in Kuwait are beginning to pay off
  • UAE announces visa reforms to lure investors, boost economy
  • Philippine economic growth surges, central bank hikes rates
  • SIGAR on Economic Growth—Good History, Flawed Policy
  • IMF keeps global GDP forecasts; alters regional growth outlook
  • What The Philippine Economy Stands To Gain From Its Kuwait Fallout
  • Kuwait gears up for IPv6 adoption
  • RIPE NCC and Kuwaiti watchdog seek to build IPv6 capacity
  • Raising taxes in the Gulf: It's not popular but it's essential, finance ...
  • Kuwait Investment Authority plans to increase investment in ...
  • Kuwait plans to increase investment in emerging markets, says CEO ...
  • How changes in Kuwait are beginning to pay off
  • International investment in Colorado is part of recent growth surge
  • Kuwait delays VAT to 2021, becomes 1st GCC country to relax reforms
  • UAE announces visa reforms to lure investors, boost economy
  • SIGAR on Economic Growth—Good History, Flawed Policy
  • Fitch Rating affirms Kuwait at "AA" with stable look
  • Philippines' Duterte declares permanent ban on workers going to ...
  • Australia – A global leader in production of Halal beef, lamb
  • Fitch Rating affirms Kuwait at "AA" with stable look
  • Tens of thousands of flats vacant as expats dwindle
  • Fitch affirms Kuwait at 'AA'; outlook stable
  • 50000 Kuwait flats vacant as expat numbers dwindle
  • Philippines makes ban on workers going to Kuwait permanent
  • Taiwan moves to pull skilled foreign labor
  • Exports up by 12.8 pct in Q4 2017- CSB
  • Kuwait SWF investments in the US said to be worth over $300bn
  • Beximco in milestone achievement with Kuwait exports
  • Acquisition of a majority stake in Nuvista Pharma confirmed
  • Beximco posts 15.7% sales growth for 2015
  • Total Opec crude oil exports drop in June
  • Kuwait budget may project a hypothetical deficit of KD 5bn
  • US Embassy in Kuwait organizes 10-day Discover America event
  • Exports up by 12.8 pct in Q4 2017- CSB
  • Kuwait to postpone VAT implementation to 2021
  • UPDATE 1-Kuwait projects $17 billion deficit in 2018/2019 budget
  • Kuwait goes through the motions with latest budget
  • Kuwait's Budget: $17 Bn Deficit, $50 Per Barrel of Oil
  • Kuwait projects $26 billion state budget deficit this fiscal year
  • Kuwait budget in deficit
  • Kuwait budget may project a hypothetical deficit of KD 5bn
  • How does Kuwait reduce a $23.6bn budget deficit? Layoffs!
  • Kuwait budget deficit reaches $7.9bn
  • GCC debt issuance hits $12bln in Q1 - report
  • KAMCO sponsors 3rd Kuwait Debt Capital Markets Conference
  • Kuwait likely to approve law to enable 30-year bond issues –official
  • Kuwait's debut sovereign bond sale draws more than $20bn in ...
  • Creditors of Kuwait's Investment Dar team up to consider $2.7 bln ...
  • Kuwait cabinet approves budget with huge shortfall
  • Kuwait leads and follows with bond debut
  • Honeywell signs strategic partnership deal with UN body
  • KFH turns into a success icon in Islamic banking over 4 decades

    Kuwait Leaders


    President


  • KFA elects Sheikh Ahmad as president
  • FIFA World Cup moments: Kuwait's Prince Fahad gets France's goal ...
  • Philippines President Duterte orders lifting of Kuwait worker ban

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Parliament speaker congratulates Cameroon on nat'l day
  • Kuwait ministers face vote of no confidence
  • Kuwait parliament set for marathon session

    Prime Minister


  • Bahraini PM arrives in Kuwait on brotherly visit
  • Cabinet commends His Highness the Amir's speech on Palestine at ...
  • Kuwait's Prime Minister inaugurates Jazeera Airways terminal

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Bahraini PM arrives in Kuwait on brotherly visit
  • Kuwaiti DM, British officer address common concerns
  • Cabinet commends His Highness the Amir's speech on Palestine at ...

    Minister of Economy


  • Kuwait oil minister fate unclear after no-confidence motion
  • Kuwait ministers survive no-confidence vote
  • Crown Prince, Premier meet ministers taking part in GCC economic ...

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Importer Kuwait-based Al Mawashi jittery over Australian sheep ...
  • Kuwaiti Deputy FM receives Australian Min.
  • Halal doubts cast on new sheep-shipping methods

    Minister of Culture


  • Minister of Culture and Sports takes part in 'Kuwait - Capital of Arab ...
  • Youth Minister meets Kuwait counterpart
  • Kuwait eager to interact with Silk City project - minister

    Minister of Defense


  • Kuwaiti DM, British officer address common concerns
  • Bahraini PM arrives in Kuwait on brotherly visit
  • Kuwait Defense Ministry: Release of military personal held for ...

    Minister of Education


  • Kuwaiti education minister receives AGU president
  • Minister 'cites' reasons for increase in private tuitions
  • Parliament panel OKs proposed 'amendment' to Nationality Law

    Minister of Energy


  • Kuwait plans to avail renewable energy services - minister
  • Kuwait parliament renews confidence in oil minister -KUNA
  • Kuwait ministers face vote of no confidence

    Minister of Finance


  • Parliament panel OKs proposed 'amendment' to Nationality Law
  • Kuwait- His Highness PM receives GCC Ministers of Finance
  • Kuwait to delay VAT implementation until 2021

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Philippines and Kuwait sign deal on domestic workers
  • 2 Filipino workers killed in Saudi fire
  • Amir receives written message from Amir of Kuwait

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Kuwait asks Philippine ambassador to leave
  • Kuwait follows US move on Iran's nuke deal with great interest ...
  • Maduro wins disputed vote as Venezuela mulls bleak future

    Minister of Justice


  • Kuwait- Cabinet 'commends' HH the Amir's speech on Palestine at ...
  • Cabinet commends His Highness the Amir's speech on Palestine at ...
  • Qatar takes part in Arab Justice Ministers' meet

    Minister of Health


  • Kuwait's Hlt. Min.: Participation in World Health Assembly significant
  • Kuwait deports 5879 diseased expats
  • Minister refers suspicious hospital contract to prosecution

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • China, Kuwait pledge to deepen cooperation, seek common ...
  • How changes in Kuwait are beginning to pay off
  • Philippines' Duterte declares permanent ban on workers going to ...

    Minister of Sports


  • Minister of Culture and Sports takes part in 'Kuwait - Capital of Arab ...
  • Kuwaiti-Saudi sports relations deep-rooted -- min. Al-Jabri
  • KSSC honours outstanding Kuwait shooters

    Director of State Security Service


  • US Department of State's Report on Human Rights Practices in ...
  • US Department of Homeland Security unveils new cyber security ...
  • New Jazeera Airways terminal starts operations tomorrow

    Chairman National Bank


  • NBK, Boubyan Bank attend Financial Crime Compliance Group ...
  • CSG chairman steps down
  • MIDEAST - Factors to watch - May 21

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Kuwait pushes for int'l protection of Palestinians at UN Security ...
  • Kuwait to partake in WHO's World Health Assembly on May 21-26
  • Myanmar Permanent Representative made a statement on the UN ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • GCC News Roundup: Trump meets with Emir of Qatar, Kuwait says ...
  • Labor chief eyes Kuwait trip in bid to ease diplomatic spat
  • President Trump's Knack for Winging It Caught Up With Him This Week

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Kuwait chief justice Al-Mutaw'a lauds results of UACCC's meeting
  • Amir, Crown Prince exchange Ramadan greetings with state officials
  • Para sa OFW: Joel Villanueva wants resolution of diplomatic row ...

    Opposition


  • India's Modi faces revived opposition
  • Chief minister resigns to avoid confidence vote
  • Maduro wins disputed vote as Venezuela mulls bleak future

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Kuwait delays VAT to 2021, becomes 1st GCC country to relax reforms
  • Kuwait's Promising Future
  • How changes in Kuwait are beginning to pay off
  • IMF keeps global GDP forecasts; alters regional growth outlook
  • Why Duterte banned workers from going to Kuwait
  • Fitch affirms Kuwait at 'AA'; outlook stable
  • Fitch Rating affirms Kuwait at "AA" with stable look
  • Maduro wins disputed vote as Venezuela mulls bleak future
  • Kuwait delays VAT to 2021, becomes 1st GCC country to relax reforms
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    Investment

  • Kuwait Investment Authority plans to increase investment in ...
  • Kuwait plans to increase investment in emerging markets, says CEO ...
  • How changes in Kuwait are beginning to pay off
  • International investment in Colorado is part of recent growth surge
  • Kuwait delays VAT to 2021, becomes 1st GCC country to relax reforms
  • UAE announces visa reforms to lure investors, boost economy
  • SIGAR on Economic Growth—Good History, Flawed Policy
  • Fitch Rating affirms Kuwait at "AA" with stable look
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    Demographics

  • Philippines' Duterte declares permanent ban on workers going to ...
  • Australia – A global leader in production of Halal beef, lamb
  • Fitch Rating affirms Kuwait at "AA" with stable look
  • Tens of thousands of flats vacant as expats dwindle
  • Fitch affirms Kuwait at 'AA'; outlook stable
  • 50000 Kuwait flats vacant as expat numbers dwindle
  • Philippines makes ban on workers going to Kuwait permanent
  • Taiwan moves to pull skilled foreign labor
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    Export/Import

  • Exports up by 12.8 pct in Q4 2017- CSB
  • Kuwait SWF investments in the US said to be worth over $300bn
  • Beximco in milestone achievement with Kuwait exports
  • Acquisition of a majority stake in Nuvista Pharma confirmed
  • Beximco posts 15.7% sales growth for 2015
  • Total Opec crude oil exports drop in June
  • Kuwait budget may project a hypothetical deficit of KD 5bn
  • US Embassy in Kuwait organizes 10-day Discover America event
  • Exports up by 12.8 pct in Q4 2017- CSB
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    Public Spending

  • Kuwait to postpone VAT implementation to 2021
  • UPDATE 1-Kuwait projects $17 billion deficit in 2018/2019 budget
  • Kuwait goes through the motions with latest budget
  • Kuwait's Budget: $17 Bn Deficit, $50 Per Barrel of Oil
  • Kuwait projects $26 billion state budget deficit this fiscal year
  • Kuwait budget in deficit
  • Kuwait budget may project a hypothetical deficit of KD 5bn
  • How does Kuwait reduce a $23.6bn budget deficit? Layoffs!
  • Kuwait budget deficit reaches $7.9bn
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    Public Debt

  • GCC debt issuance hits $12bln in Q1 - report
  • KAMCO sponsors 3rd Kuwait Debt Capital Markets Conference
  • Kuwait likely to approve law to enable 30-year bond issues –official
  • Kuwait's debut sovereign bond sale draws more than $20bn in ...
  • Creditors of Kuwait's Investment Dar team up to consider $2.7 bln ...
  • Kuwait cabinet approves budget with huge shortfall
  • Kuwait leads and follows with bond debut
  • Honeywell signs strategic partnership deal with UN body
  • KFH turns into a success icon in Islamic banking over 4 decades
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2017-05-15KWPrivate Bank Lending YoY MAR2.9% 11
    2017-05-15KWM2 Money Supply YoY MAR1.4% 11