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Kuwait Report

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"Over the last ten years, there has been a big drive in Kuwait to consume food out of home. People have moved from the traditional nuclear family, or the Kuwaiti version, and eating in the house to eating out of the home. Continue
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03 May 2017 |
"The health sector has developed during the past few years due to the high demand caused by certain insurance programs that have covered the public sector and public corporates. From 2012 until now, Continue
03 May 2017 |
"The Kuwaiti culture has had entrepreneurs for hundreds of years. My grandfather, great grandfather, and father were all entrepreneurs," says Mohammed Jaffar, Deputy Chairman & CEO of Faith Capital Continue
03 May 2017 |
"At this point the lowering of the oil prices and the deficit that we are going through has had a marginal effect on the real estate sector. As we all know, the real estate sector here in Kuwait has Continue
03 May 2017 |
"Our strength is in food manufacturing and distribution. We are very focused on our own brands and on our third-party partners. That business continued to perform extremely well for us. In a scenario Continue
03 May 2017 |
"Over the last ten years, there has been a big drive in Kuwait to consume food out of home. People have moved from the traditional nuclear family, or the Kuwaiti version, and eating in the house to Continue
03 May 2017 |
"KAPICO Group is a holding family group between two families. The Al-Ghannam family started with my father along with his two brothers, Ahmed and Yusuf. In 1950, they bought a small shop for used Continue
02 May 2017 |
"Al-Yousifi was established in 1955 by my father. He took the agency of National, which is now Panasonic. We have especially grown after the 1991 liberation. Until 1994 or 1995, we were number one in Continue
02 May 2017 |
"For now, there is a good amount of potential. Government contracts are the cornerstone of all catering companies that deal in Kuwait and want to generate large amounts of revenue. Government Continue
02 May 2017 |
"Bon Group is the company which owns Chocolate Bar. Chocolate Bar is a café that serves all kinds of chocolate drinks and chocolate desserts. Everything is made fresh every day. It came out of a Continue
02 May 2017 |
"The majority of our tourists are from the GCC countries. Our top market is Saudi Arabia, followed by Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, and Oman. Tourists from these countries are mainly families coming to Kuwait Continue
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03 May 2017 |
"At this point the lowering of the oil prices and the deficit that we are going through has had a marginal effect on the real estate sector. As we all know, the real estate sector here in Kuwait has Continue
01 May 2017 |
"At the beginning of 2016, the management predicted that it would be a tough year. We knew it would be very difficult for us to achieve our targets. Our budget would have to be conservative. We have Continue
26 April 2017 |
"The economy here is highly dependent on oil, oil production, and oil prices, and it has a high correlation with the energy markets. We expect the Kuwait economy to grow between 2.5 to 3 percent, this Continue
21 March 2017 |
"I have a friend who is a specialist in oil, he said to me “if you ask me tomorrow what would be the price of oil, I would not judge it”. In the past, if you remember, the oil prices in a week or Continue
14 March 2017 |
Peter Matay
"We are undertaking the CFP Mina Al Ahmadi Package project valued at around 4 billion US dollars. We have a stake in this project, we were awarded the Package in April 2014 and this is our Continue
14 March 2017 |
Peter Matay
"If you look at Kuwait and the market in general in the last 3 years you can distinguish three major projects that were tendered and awarded and that are in the execution phase," explains Jad H. Continue
15 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Faisal M. Sarkhou, CEO of KAMCO talks about oil prices and investing. He believes that the second half of 2015 will bring return of growth and stabilization of markets. Continue
15 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Faisal M. Sarkhou, CEO of KAMCO talks about the effects of the introduction of CMA in 2011. Continue
15 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Faisal Hasan, Senior VP of Investment Research Department at KAMCO talks about Kuwait's economy and GDP. He believes that the major challenge for the economy is implementation of mega projects, Continue
15 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Faisal Hasan, Senior VP of Investment Research Department at KAMCO talks about current account and trade surpluses in Kuwait. Continue
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02 May 2017 |
"We are participating in many sectors, such as construction, roads, oil, bridges, and infrastructure. We participate in any projects announced through the CTC. The value of the projects varies for Continue
01 May 2017 |
"We were the pioneer in contracting, specifically in oil and gas. Over time, we have lost our place as one of the leaders in this area. Our vision now is to regain that position," says Jamal N. Continue
01 May 2017 |
"We have talented people in our structure that can lead and manage the business. Plus, we are specialized in certain services which we pioneered. We maintain that advantage. We also have our Parent Continue
01 May 2017 |
"We have a strategy to become different than others by acquiring new specialized services which support our business and strength in oil and gas. In 2015, HOT Engineering Co. set a new strategy to Continue
01 May 2017 |
"In the construction and contracting field in Kuwait, the oil and gas sector is our biggest area. Currently, in terms of construction, we are working on a new refinery project that is supervised by Continue
26 April 2017 |
"Projects that are under execution with the private sector include a 300,000m2 commercial development in the south of Kuwait called the Al Kout project. This is a retail project connected to a hotel Continue
26 April 2017 |
"We are known to work on fast track, design development projects. We started that process back in the 70s with one of the real estate companies called Salhia Real Estate. We did the Salhia Mall that Continue
21 March 2017 |
"Dahan is involved in interior fit out contracting. We execute many spaces such as restaurants, shops, boutiques, banks, and office spaces. We are purely executers and builders. We do not offer any Continue
14 March 2017 |
Peter Matay
"We are undertaking the CFP Mina Al Ahmadi Package project valued at around 4 billion US dollars. We have a stake in this project, we were awarded the Package in April 2014 and this is our Continue
14 March 2017 |
Peter Matay
"If you look at Kuwait and the market in general in the last 3 years you can distinguish three major projects that were tendered and awarded and that are in the execution phase," explains Jad H. Continue
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01 May 2017 |
"We have introduced automation and our self-service platform. In our major branch, there are twelve screens where the customer comes in, dips their civil ID, and then can do everything they need to Continue
01 May 2017 |
"At the beginning of 2016, the management predicted that it would be a tough year. We knew it would be very difficult for us to achieve our targets. Our budget would have to be conservative. We have Continue
14 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Elham Yousry Mahfouz, CEO of Commercial Bank of Kuwait talks about Commercial Bank of Kuwait, its history, strategy and differentiation. Continue
14 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Elham Yousry Mahfouz, CEO of Commercial Bank of Kuwait talks about the banking sector in Kuwait. Continue
14 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Elham Yousry Mahfouz, CEO of Commercial Bank of Kuwait talks about the major opportunities in the Kuwaiti banking sector. Continue
14 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Elham Yousry Mahfouz, CEO of Commercial Bank of Kuwait talks about the major risk for banks in Kuwait and regulatory framework. Continue
02 August 2012 |
Ben Novak
Michel Accad, CEO of Gulf Bank, identifies various opportunities within the retail banking segment in Kuwait. Continue
02 August 2012 |
Ben Novak
Michel Accad, CEO of Gulf Bank, shares his views on the Kuwaiti economy and the Kuwait Development Plan. Continue
02 August 2012 |
Ben Novak
The ambition of Gulf Bank is to be a dominant player in the Kuwaiti retail and commercial banking space. Continue
02 August 2012 |
Ben Novak
Michel Accad, CEO of Gulf Bank, offers intriguing insights into the financial performance of Gulf Bank. Continue
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03 May 2017 |
"At this point the lowering of the oil prices and the deficit that we are going through has had a marginal effect on the real estate sector. As we all know, the real estate sector here in Kuwait has Continue
26 April 2017 |
"My company is called Orchid Real Estate. We are active and operate in local and international residential and commercial real estate sectors. I am also the chairman of Jood Gulf Holding Company," Continue
26 April 2017 |
"Projects that are under execution with the private sector include a 300,000m2 commercial development in the south of Kuwait called the Al Kout project. This is a retail project connected to a hotel Continue
26 April 2017 |
"We are known to work on fast track, design development projects. We started that process back in the 70s with one of the real estate companies called Salhia Real Estate. We did the Salhia Mall that Continue
15 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Faisal Hasan, Senior VP of Investment Research Department at KAMCO talks about the oil and gas, banking, real estate, telecom and industry sector. Continue
05 May 2015 |
Peter Matay
Mohamed A. Abdulsalam, CEO of MENA Holding, talks about one of the largest real estate projects in Egypt. Continue
16 July 2012 |
Ben Novak
Dr. Osama J. Bukhamseen, Vice Chairman of Bukhamseen Group believes that the real estate in Kuwait is still under-developed. Continue
13 July 2012 |
Ben Novak
Due to demographic pressures and scarcity of land residential prices in Kuwait will continue to rise. Continue
13 July 2012 |
Ben Novak
Real estate sector in Kuwait is to remain active according to URC (United Real Estate Company). Continue
11 July 2012 |
Ben Novak
The outlook for commercial real-estate in Kuwait remains negative due to... Continue
26 April 2017 |
"In our sector, the investment sector, and through being a specialized, client-driven, asset management investment bank, our focus is on building and continuing to maintain our strong leadership Continue
26 April 2017 |
"It is amazing when you go to an area and you build a dam, even if it is a small dam, the area will change because some dams according to the design will not only provide water for irrigation and Continue
26 April 2017 |
"55 years is a long time. So if you look at it from the beginning, we started with Arab countries and then moved on to non-Arab countries in Africa and Asia. You know what happened with the Arab Continue
15 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Fouad M.T. Alghanim, Chairman and CEO of Fouad Alghanim and Sons Group talks about the investment strategy of one of the largest conglomerates in Kuwait. Continue
15 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Fouad M.T. Alghanim, Chairman and CEO of Fouad Alghanim and Sons Group talks about the importance and outlook on the relationship between Kuwait and Europe. Continue
15 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Faisal M. Sarkhou, CEO of KAMCO talks about investing in 2015, investing in Kuwait and other investment related subjects. Continue
15 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Faisal M. Sarkhou, CEO of KAMCO talks about oil prices and investing. He believes that the second half of 2015 will bring return of growth and stabilization of markets. Continue
15 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Faisal M. Sarkhou, CEO of KAMCO talks about the effects of the introduction of CMA in 2011. Continue
15 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Faisal M. Sarkhou, CEO of KAMCO talks about KAMCO's 2015 strategy. Continue
15 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Faisal Hasan, Senior VP of Investment Research Department at KAMCO talks about public spending, projects and investment sectors in Kuwait. Continue
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26 April 2017 |
"Although I have been familiar with the institution for almost seven years, I did just arrive, so I am focusing on listening to ideas that people have and responding to suggestions that people are Continue
26 April 2017 |
"For many years, higher education here was dominated by Kuwait University, which is a large public institution. Only a few years ago, it was decided to add options for private universities that would Continue
26 April 2017 |
"We now have three centres in the college that encourage and support innovation. The first is the Project Based Learning (PBL) Centre. Its goal is to propagate learning through projects namely, Continue
26 April 2017 |
"I myself believe that the future is for people who have knowledge, skills, and the right attitude toward the workplace. If ACK can produce this kind of individual, we will be helping not only the Continue
16 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Abdullatif A. Al-Bader, President of Kuwait University talks about governmental priorities for education reform. Continue
16 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Abdullatif A. Al-Bader, President of Kuwait University talks about the major challenge for the education sector in Kuwait. Continue
16 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Abdullatif A. Al-Bader, President of Kuwait University talks about the major expansion of Kuwait University. Continue
16 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Abdullatif A. Al-Bader, President of Kuwait University talks about the vision for Kuwait University Continue
18 April 2012 |
Jacques Yétérian
Australian College of Kuwait is one of the few institutions of higher learning that offer specialized courses in aircraft maintenance and maritime maintenance. Continue
18 April 2012 |
Jacques Yétérian
Kuwait's 25 year plan for education has been slow to start. Continue
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