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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?

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 | Legal Framework from The Report: Kuwait 2019

The modernisation of the country’s capital markets continued in April 2018 through the promulgation and implementation of Boursa Kuwait’s new rulebook. Its purpose is to clarify the regulatory and organisational framework of Boursa Kuwait and all other aspects of Kuwait’s stock exchange. The new rules provide, among other things, for the segmentation of the market into the premier market, main...

Chapter | Tax & Accountancy from The Report: Kuwait 2019

After years of abundant public spending, GCC economies experienced a direct hit on their fiscal balances caused by the 2014 fall in oil prices. As such, Kuwait is following the regional trend of pursuing economic and fiscal reform programmes. Multiple government-led initiatives seek to support economic diversification, strengthen the private sector’s contribution to the economy and help keep...

Chapter | Education from The Report: Kuwait 2019

Amid concerns over the quality of education and training, and in recognition of the country’s growing youth population, the Kuwaiti government has demonstrated its intention to revitalise the education sector through a series of policy reforms and investments in recent years. Some 37% of the population is under the age of 14, while 35% is between the ages of 15 and 34, making the provision of...

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