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Kuwait GDP may grow 5.4% on increase in oil prices
Source: BI-ME with Bloomberg , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Wed March 21, 2012 5:40 pm

KUWAIT. Kuwait’s gross domestic product may grow as much as 5.4% for the fiscal year ended March 31, KUNA reported, citing a study by the finance ministry’s Department of Macroeconomic and Fiscal Policy.

GDP growth was spurred by higher oil prices, the state-run news agency said.

Kuwait, the fourth-largest oil producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, had the slowest GDP growth among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council over the past five years, according to International Monetary Fund data.

GDP expanded by an average 2.6% annually compared with 4.2% in the United Arab Emirates, 5.7% in Bahrain and 18% in Qatar, according to the IMF.

 

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 29, 2014
KUEAIT. There is plenty of potential in the Kuwaiti market, should investor interest remain and the government carries out its proposed spending plans. The government's 2014/15 budget is expansionary, with expenditure growth of 3.2% to US$77.3 billion.
date:Posted: August 28, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The Saudi Arabian index is the region's most diverse capital market due to its size and maturity; Jadwa Investment views the opening up of the Tadawul as an overall positive but believes a cautious and considered path to reform is the best way forward, much like the Chinese example.
date:Posted: August 28, 2014
LEBANON. The results of the Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index show a marginal improvement in January and February, picking up pace in March and April, and regressing in May and June 2014.
KUEAIT. There is plenty of potential in the Kuwaiti market, should investor interest remain and the government carries out its proposed spending plans. The government's 2014/15 budget is expansionary, with expenditure growth of 3.2% to US$77.3 billion.
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