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Kuwait to start building 6 tankers in 2014
Source: BI=-ME with Bloomberg , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Wed May 2, 2012 10:11 am

 KUWAIT. Kuwait Oil Tanker Co. will start building six oil and gas tankers in 2014, state news agency KUNA reported, citing KOTC’s chairman.

The company will also receive nine tankers in mid-2014 as part of a US$556 million contract it signed earlier this year with South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Chairman Nabil Bouresli said, according to KUNA.

 

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 17, 2014
KUWAIT. According to a newly released report by Kuwait Finance House Research, the global sukuk market saw a modest volume of US$31.14 billion in new sukuk issuances in 1Q2014. This volume represents a drop of 9.82% compared to US$34.53 billion worth of issuances in 1Q13.
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INTERNATIONAL. The WGC pointed out that the Chinese bank savings amount to US$7.5 trillion but only about US$300 billionn is allocated to gold, signifying the potential for gold demand to grow as Chinese wealth climbs.
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UAE. "A similar drop to 2013 is unlikely. Those who wanted to get out of gold did, and the rest of 2014 will probably be a year of sideways trading."
SAUDI ARABIA. The GCC said in a statement that foreign ministers of the six-member body had met in Riyadh for a comprehensive review of measures used to implement foreign and security policies.
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