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Kuwait CBG strikes liquidity gold

April 3, 2018

Mohammad Al-Hashel, governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait, tells James King how a focus on shoring up capital adequacy has enabled Kuwaiti banks to withstand the pressures of the low oil price environment.

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Kuwait seeks to build a road to revival

April 3, 2018

Kuwait is positioning itself as a future regional financial, cultural and institutional hub, forging ahead with infrastructure mega-projects and developing private sector investment – apparently unbowed by disputes at home and between its Gulf neighbours. James King reports.

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Kuwait's banks forge ahead to outperform local economy

April 3, 2018

Kuwaiti banks are in ebullient mood, reporting both decent profits and healthy capital adequacy levels. But while government spending promises further growth opportunities, competition for customers is heating up in a crowded market, as James King reports.

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Kuwait eyes global Islamic finance hub status

April 3, 2018

With one of the oldest Islamic banking sectors in the world, Kuwait continues to show impressive growth and adaptability in the industry. Now authorities in the country are looking to become big hitters on a regional and global level. Kit Gillet and James King report.

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Kuwait’s oil and gas faces an uncertain future

April 3, 2017

A global deal to cut oil production and rebalance the market is good news for Kuwait – but it expires after six months. Can the country’s oil business expand its way to stability? Kit Gillet reports.

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Kuwait stands on the brink of reform

April 3, 2017

Kuwait enjoys a stable economy and respectable GDP, but as government attempts to transform the country into a regional hub for commerce and finance begin to affect its citizens, will opposition parties derail planned reforms? James King reports.

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Kuwaiti banks plot steady course for success

April 3, 2017

Kuwaiti banks are using their strong capital and liquidity position to expand in project financing and consumer banking. James King reports.

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Kuwait nears Islamic finance hub status

April 3, 2017

As Kuwait’s Islamic banks outperform their conventional peers, the country looks well on its way to becoming a financial hub for sharia-compliant financial services. James King reports.

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Kuwait central bank governor builds on risk reduction and regulation measures

April 3, 2017

Mohammad Al-Hashel, the governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait, talks to James King about his efforts to strengthen the bank's supervisory capacity, meet the challenges of adopting IFRS9 and ensure the continued stability of the banking system.

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Kuwait Banking Association secretary general eyes Islamic finance and PPP opportunities

April 3, 2017

Dr Hamad Al-Hasawi, secretary general of the Kuwait Banking Association, talks to James King about the country’s drive to become an Islamic finance hub, and how PPP project financing will bring further opportunities. 

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