Latest articles from Kuwait

Kuwait's National Assembly

Kuwait development plan points to bright future

March 15, 2011

The unrest across the Arab world and the subsequent rise in oil prices have impacted upon Kuwait, but the tiny Gulf country seems well insulated from such issues, thanks in part to its government-approved $100bn development plan.

Ibrahim Dabdoub, CEO, National Bank of Kuwait

Mixed results for Kuwaiti banks

March 14, 2011

The past year has seen the performance of Kuwait's banks vary. All, however, are hoping that the government-approved $100bn development plan will help breathe new life into the sector.

Picking up the pieces

May 28, 2010

Kuwait's banks are beginning the process of recovery following a tumultuous year. Writer Daniel Maalo

A mixed year for GCC banks

September 2, 2009

The Gulf Co-operation Council countries have suffered as a result of the global economic downturn. Bank profits are down and there have even been some bank failures. But there is also plenty to be upbeat about, with some regions bucking the downward trend. Writer Michael Imeson

Hope and wait

June 4, 2009

Kuwaiti banks are generally performing well, but their long-term prospects are largely dependent on the May elections bringing political stability to the country. Writer Stephen Timewell

Sheikh Salem Abdulaziz Al-Sabah

June 4, 2009

The governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait discusses the impact political instability is having on the country and the effect he hopes the new Financial Stability Law will have. Writer Stephen Timewell

cp/53/GET_Kuwait Stock Exchange.jpg

Political wrangling hampers Kuwait

June 4, 2009

Tension between Kuwait's ruling government and elected parliament are hampering policy formation and intensifying uncertainty as the economy gets back on its feet. Will the new parliament elected last month change the situation? Writer Stephen Timewell

Positive signs on the path to economic harmony

July 1, 2008

Sheikh Salem Abdulaziz Al-Sabah, governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait, discusses the latest financial developments in Kuwait with Stephen Timewell.

Boomtowners look beyond borders

July 1, 2008

Kuwait’s booming economy is heavily oil dependent, but banks are beginning to look outside the country to strengthen operations and diversify their offer, Stephen Timewell reports from Kuwait.

Kuwait’s direct action holds useful lessons

June 2, 2008

Targeted intervention, such as that imposed on borrowing limits by Kuwait, could work in other problem areas of banking.

Top 1000 World Banks 2019

Join our community

Global Risk Regulator

The Banker on Twitter