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The reforms that have been carried out by the authorities to develop Kuwait’s market have been recognised by the international investor community via inclusions in influential emerging market indices. This should be of considerable benefit to the market, encouraging professionalisation and driving performance.

 

What guides KCC’s strategy, and what are the main challenges the entity has faced?

 

Two major transactions were under way in Kuwait’s financial sector in mid-2019. First, KAMCO Investment Company, the investment banking subsidiary of Kuwaiti conglomerate KIPCO, was merging with Global Investment House (GIH), another local investment firm. Second, Kuwait Finance House (KFH), the country’s largest Islamic bank, was looking to...

 

Kuwait’s equity markets have gone through a remarkable series of reforms in recent years, which have been rewarded with upgrades by international index compilers and ballooning inflows of foreign investment. Enabling infrastructure and a robust legal framework are in place to ensure the markets’ continued development, and demand for assets has...

 

What gains are to be expected from the privatisation of Boursa Kuwait and Kuwait’s upgrade to emerging market status by several indices?

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