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Kuwait 2019

PUBLISHED February 2019



Kuwait arguably boasts some of the strongest potential in the GCC. Significant oil reserves, strong diplomatic relationships, a unique location, and progress.

The Business Year’s country-specific publications, sometimes featuring over 150 face-to-face interviews, are among the most comprehensive annual economic publications available internationally.

This 192-page publication covers finance, energy, green economy, industry, food, retail, construction, real estate, transport, education, health, media and IT, and tourism. The report features dozens of interviews, including:

  • Sheikh Dr. Meshaal Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, Director General, Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA)
  • Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi, Chairman & Group CEO, Zain Group
  • Faisal Hamad Al Ayyar, Executive Vice Chairman, KIPCO
  • Mazin Saad Al Nahedh, Group CEO, Kuwait Finance House (KFH)
  • Hashem Sayyed Hashem, Deputy Chairman & CEO, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC)
  • Faisal Al Thuwaini, General Manager, Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Co.
  • Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Homoud Al-Sabah, President, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

  • UK-Kuwait ties
  • SMEs and the future of the economy
  • Upgrade of financial indicators
  • Kuwait eyeing offshore activities
  • R&D and PPPs in green energy
  • Hot to diversify?
  • Aquaculture
  • Smart cities
  • New airport expansions
  • Quality of primary education
  • Developing connectivity
  • Low hotel occupancy rates



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