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Kuwait’s economy returned to growth in 2018, with higher input from the non-oil sector and increased government investment combining to drive expansion, while reforms to the capital markets and banking sectors should attract further inflows moving forward.

Kuwait has moved forward with plans to ease traffic congestion and improve transport infrastructure, with the authorities announcing that a major road project is close to completion, while a series of others are ahead of schedule.

 

What sectors are able to offer new opportunities for bankable investment projects?

 

With 6% of the world’s proven oil reserves and 1% of its natural gas, Kuwait had an estimated GDP per capita of $71,943 in power purchasing parity terms in 2017, according to the World Bank. This was the eighth-highest value for any country or autonomous region, putting it behind only Qatar, Macao, Luxembourg, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam,...

 

Despite volatility in international oil prices and delays in the implementation of economic diversification strategies, ratings agencies and the IMF agree the outlook for Kuwait is strong and stable, as it is home to substantial oil reserves and one of the world’s richest sovereign wealth funds (SWFs). Geologists calculate domestic oil fields...

 

How would you characterise the development of port infrastructure in Kuwait compared to other countries in the Gulf?