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Kuwait :, Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

This Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix paper on Kuwait focuses on recent development in investment companies (ICs) and the business environment in the country. ICs continue to be vulnerable to swings in financial and real estate markets. They continue to have large exposures to domestic, regional, and international equity and real estate markets. Local banks’ lending to ICs declined in 2010–11 owing to banks’ write-offs of ICs loans. The financial situation of many ICs remains precarious, and there are 15 listed investment companies in a dire situation
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; I. Recent Developments in Investment Companies; A. Recent Developments; Figures; I.1. Assets of Investment Companies and Banks; Tables; I.1. Investment Companies' Operations; I.2. Financial Sector Conditions; I.3. Structure of Assets and Liabilities for Conventional and Islamic Banks; I.2. Kuwait Investment Sector; I.4. Investment Companies, Q3 2011; I.3. Investment Sector (US billions); I.5. Stock Market Performance Trends; B. Conclusions; Annex; I.1. Restructuring Update; II. Kuwait: Global and Regional Interconnectedness; A. Asset Valuation Risk
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non fiction
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1 online resource (88 p.)
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