Although small geographically, Kuwait casts a disproportionately large shadow in the areas of international finance, energy, and trade. It enjoys a capital-surplus economy, but is still a developing country and one of the fastest growing markets for goods and services. Kuwait's drive toward economic development and self-sustaining investment both at home and abroad arises from the knowledge that the nation's prosperity derives overwhelmingly from a single, nonrenewable asset-petroleum. Professor El Mallakh delineates Kuwait's economic activities and potential and assesses the country's impact on the global economy. Basing his work on two decades of research and writing on Kuwait and neighboring Gulf states, and on interviews with Kuwaiti officials and financial and business leaders, he presents a wealth of detailed and practical information, little of which is readily accessible elsewhere. He also analyzes the use of Kuwait's capital-surplus funds with reference to the region, to Europe, and to the United States, and looks at the country's priorities for future international investment and development projects.
Ragaei El Mallakh
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07 June 2019
Preface -- The Kuwaiti Perspective: An Introduction -- Infrastructure: Social and Economic -- Characteristics of a Capital-Surplus Economy -- Economic Growth and Business Potential -- Trade Prospects -- Establishing and Upgrading Marketing Operations in Kuwait -- Creating and Expanding Demand -- Banking and Monetary System -- Bilateral and Multilateral Arrangements -- Investment Trends and Opportunities -- Tables on Kuwaiti Population, Education, and Economy -- Additional Information on Kuwait -- Types of Commercial Bodies and Regulations -- Licensing Procedures -- Investment Laws and Other Regulations -- Trade Regulations -- Export Checklist for Goods Shipped to Kuwait -- Regulation of Importation (Law No. 43, Issued November 26, 1964) -- Aid Agencies (Funds) and Investment Companies, Operations, Capitalization, and Other Information -- Summary of Recent Kuwaiti Foreign Investment and Technical Agreements -- Summary of Direct Placements and Financial Activities -- Summary of the Kuwaiti Economy