RaboResearch - Economic Research

Country Report

Country Report Kuwait

The growth of Kuwait’s hydrocarbon dependent economy slowed further in 2014, as oil prices slumped. Stimulating development of the non-oil sector requires reforms that will be difficult to pass, especially if they come at a cost of welfare programmes. Meanwhile, the political situation eased somewhat as the current parliament is proving more cooperative.

Country Report

Country Report Kuwait

Kuwait’s hydrocarbon dependent economy slowed in 2013 and prospects for 2014 are stable. The political focus seems to be shifting towards the crown prince succession, which might stall progress booked on economic reforms in the past year.

Country Report

Country Report Kuwait

The new parliament has an opportunity to push through economic reforms if it can control the traditionally high tensions with the government. Major challenges to boost the country’s important oil-sector remain..

Country Report

Kuwait (Country report)

The turmoil in the Arab world had little impact on Kuwait, although concerns of contagion remain. A large risk lies in the political sphere, wherefrictions severely hamper economic reforms. Economic growth is estimated at 5% in 2012.