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Kuwait News and Analysis



Kuwait University awards contract Subscription Required

26 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Kuwaiti authorities award construction contract to Indian firm for college buildings

Istanbul in Turkey

Al-Mayaza to develop six towers in Turkey Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Kuwaiti-Turkish joint venture announces real estate project in Istanbul


Kuwait refinery bidders must justify their price Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Central Tenders Committee questions the low-bidder on Al-Zour package five


Work starts on Kuwait wastewater project Subscription Required

19 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Expansion will increase capacity to 600,000 cubic metres a day

Egypt and Kuwait to partner on downstream projects

Egypt and Kuwait to partner on projects Subscription Required

17 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Both countries sign memorandum of understanding to invest in $6.8bn-worth of downstream schemes

Burger King

Gulf online food firm Talabat acquired Subscription Required

15 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Deal is said to be one of the largest tech acquisitions in region to date

Kuwait GDP growth

Kuwait approves development plan Subscription Required

15 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Previous five-year plan ended in December 2013

Kuwait oil and gas awards

Oil and gas packages worth $11.6bn see delays in Kuwait Subscription Required

11 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Al-Zour New Refinery Project and Mina al-Ahmadi gas train among the delayed projects

Underground pipes

Low bid on Kuwait air system Subscription Required

11 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Prices vary between $97m and $42m


Kuwait discusses Al-Zour refinery package Subscription Required

11 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Contractors invited to meeting on price discrepancy on Al-Zour New Refinery Project marine package


Kuwait oil company contract awards 2014

Kuwait Oil Company awards $8.6bn in 2014 Subscription Required

2 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Contract awards see a 95 per cent increase

Bob Hope Subscription Required

25 January 2015

Bob Hope is CEO of SSH

Mohammad Ghazi al-Mutairi Subscription Required

22 January 2015

Mohammad Ghazi al-Mutairi is CEO, Kuwait National Petroleum Company

Kuwait oil and gas contract awards

Record oil and gas contract awards expected in Kuwait Subscription Required

6 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Project contracts worth $21.5bn due to be awarded over 2015

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

People to watch 2015 Subscription Required

5 January 2015

Twelve key figures who will shape the region’s economy in the coming year


Impact of falling oil prices on Kuwait Subscription Required

17 December 2014

Kuwait’s low budget breakeven price of $52.3 a barrel and its hefty sovereign wealth fund makes it the best prepared out of any Gulf nation to face a prolonged period of depressed oil prices, according to Moody’s Investors Service

Oil, gas and chemical awards in the GCC

GCC oil and gas spending hits four-year high in 2014 Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Kuwait leads spending as Saudi Arabia has weakest year for contracts since 2004

WTI spot price

Riding out low oil prices Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

GCC nations brace for budget deficits as Opec offers no oil price support

Saudi oil production and brent crude price

Riyadh in strong position ahead of Opec meeting Subscription Required

18 November 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Saudi Arabia showing no signs of cutting oil production despite falling prices

Energy use by Mena cities 2010

Mixed response to green building Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Paul Melly

Only some countries in the region have developed sustainability ratings for projects that seek to go beyond energy conservation and look at resource use and environmental impact


Kuwait needs to move fast if its plans are to be taken seriously

Second time lucky for Kuwait

24 February 2015 | By Elizabeth Bains

New five-year development plan includes many old projects


New vision for GCC construction workforce

22 February 2015 | By Sachin Kerur

Development of a regional policy for hiring workers is under discussion


Kuwait must deliver on PPP programme

10 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Little progress made in the six years since the country established a public-private partnership body to develop major infrastructure projects

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Masters of the new world energy order

18 January 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The GCC, the worlds’ biggest energy exporter, and the US, the world’s largest energy consumer are emerging as leaders in a new world energy order

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Why GCC producers are happy to see oil fall Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The GCC’s oil producers will be the biggest winners from the 2014 oil price crash

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

Oil gathering centre

Much at stake in the Divided Zone Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Concerns increase as the land dispute between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia derails another project

Kuwait’s projects market is enjoying a long-awaited period of high activity

Bright future for Kuwait projects market Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

While contract awards are expected to keep flowing in 2015, the country is little prepared for the surge in activity

In the ongoing diplomatic squabble between Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain on one side and Qatar on the other, Kuwait is playing peacemaker

Kuwait sticks to the middle ground Subscription Required

16 October 2014 | By Austyn Allison

In both GCC and wider regional disputes, Kuwait is content to remain a peacemaker

Kuwait Olefins 3 integration adds uncertainty to New Refinery Project

Olefins 3 integration adds uncertainty to New Refinery Project Subscription Required

9 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Project merger sparks concerns about further delays

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