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Kuwait's Zain mulls sale of transmitter towers
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Kuwait's Zain mulls sale of transmitter towers

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 1:36 PM

Telecom operator says it has appointed advisors to study potential sale in some of its markets

Stock markets: Gulf bourses edge up on positive Q4 bank results
Markets»

Stock markets: Gulf bourses edge up on positive Q4 bank results

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:46 AM

Brent oil, although weaker, held near $49 per barrel

Kuwait slashes spending, projects big budget deficit
Politics & Economics»

Kuwait slashes spending, projects big budget deficit

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 1:24 PM

Plunging oil prices hit export revenues; spending seen being cut by nearly 18% in draft budget

Stock markets: Uninspiring earnings drag down UAE bourses
Markets»

Stock markets: Uninspiring earnings drag down UAE bourses

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:15 PM

Dubai's index fell 1% as shares in developer Union Properties tumbled 8.3%

Thick fog brings Kuwait International Airport to standstill
Transport»

Thick fog brings Kuwait International Airport to standstill

Monday, 26 January 2015 5:11 PM

More than 20 flights scheduled to land at Kuwait International Airport were diverted on Monday; normal ops have since resumed

Kuwait's Zain says Iraq court rejects $4.5bn claim against firm
Technology»

Kuwait's Zain says Iraq court rejects $4.5bn claim against firm

Monday, 26 January 2015 4:55 PM

Claim is related to Zain's acquisition of an Iraqi telecom operator in 2007

Stock markets: Saudi Arabia rises after smooth succession
Markets»

Stock markets: Saudi Arabia rises after smooth succession

Monday, 26 January 2015 12:32 PM

Some analysts think King Salman will face pressure to ensure public support with state sector wage increases and other populist steps that could lead to a consumer spending boom.

Kuwaitis in private sector rises 18%
Politics & Economics»

Kuwaitis in private sector rises 18%

Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:32 PM

The five-year rise still means only 61,000 Kuwaitis – less than 10 percent of the total workforce - are in the private sector

Bill Gates praises Gulf efforts to help world's needy
Culture & Society»

Bill Gates praises Gulf efforts to help world's needy

Friday, 23 January 2015 2:44 AM

Microsoft billionaire, founder of the Bill & Melinda Foundation, hails role of GCC gov'ts for charitable donations

Kuwait to deport 100,000 expats in 'largest crackdown'
Politics & Economics»

Kuwait to deport 100,000 expats in 'largest crackdown'

Thursday, 22 January 2015 1:58 PM

Illegal residents will be rounded up in the country’s largest ever such operation - Interior Ministry official

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Kuwait set to base 2015 budget on $40-45 oil
Politics & Economics»

Kuwait set to base 2015 budget on $40-45 oil

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 4:51 PM

Oil minister says fall in oil price can't be controlled until oversupply is absorbed

Kuwait universities are harbouring extremists, minister says
Education»

Kuwait universities are harbouring extremists, minister says

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 1:44 PM

Kuwait’s education minister says 'sectarianism and extremism are advancing' in schools and universities

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Kuwait pulls licence of company that publishes critical newspaper
Media»

Kuwait pulls licence of company that publishes critical newspaper

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 6:15 PM

Trade minister cancels business licence of Al Watan, citing violations of corporate regulations

Kuwait's NBK posts 46% rise in Q4 net profit
Banking & Finance»

Kuwait's NBK posts 46% rise in Q4 net profit

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 2:26 PM

National Bank of Kuwait says it made net profit of more than $197m in three months to Dec 31

Stock markets: Gulf bourses pull back as oil weakens
Markets»

Stock markets: Gulf bourses pull back as oil weakens

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 12:29 PM

Oil dipped on Tuesday as China's economic growth undershot a gov't target and Brent crude traded below $49 per barrel


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