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Chapter | Economy from The Report: Kuwait 2018

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, which was the eighth-highest value for any country or autonomous region, according to the World Bank. Kuwait has also been a prudent saver of its petrodollars and has the world’s fourth-largest sovereign wealth fund, with the Kuwait...

Chapter | Country Profile from The Report: Kuwait 2018

As a member of both the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and the GCC, Kuwait has numerous strategic ties. Additionally, the country is arguably the most politically dynamic in the Gulf, which has afforded it strong foundations to help tackle recent issues regarding parliamentary elections and accountability. By continuing with economic diversification efforts and reducing...

 

Awqaf & Islamic Affairs 2248 7225 www.islam.gov.kw Commerce & Industry 2248 0000 www.moci.gov.kw Communications 2481 9033 www.moc.gov.kw Defence 2484 8300 www.mod.gov.kw Education 2484 8586 www.moe.edu.kw Electricity & Water 2537 1000 www.mew.gov.kw Finance 2248 0000 www.mof.gov.kw Foreign Affairs 2222 5555 www.mofa.gov.kw Health...

Articles & Analysis | Hotel listings in Kuwait from The Report: Kuwait 2018

 

CROWNE PLAZA KUWAIT AL THURAYA CITY Farwaniya, 103 Street Al Kuwait 81006 PO Box 18544 T: +965 1848 111 / 2474 2000 F: +965 2473 2020 www.crowneplaza.com/kuwait Rooms: 300 rooms. Business & Conference Facilities: 13 meeting rooms, the largest with capacity for 600 people, three ballrooms, staffed business centre and Wi-Fi. Health &...

 

ETIQUETTE: It is customary to shake hands when introducing yourself. However, it is important to allow members of the opposite sex to extend their hand to initiate the handshake. It is also not uncommon to see men greet each other with kisses on both cheeks. The dress code during business meetings...

 

As one of the most democratic states in the GCC, Kuwait has an economy largely based on its petroleum wealth. The legal system has been influenced by Egyptian and French law, as well as Islamic sharia principles, though the latter apply only to family law-related matters. Although the lawmaking process was not very active in the early-mid...