• Industry

    Many emerging markets are working to build their manufacturing sectors to maximise the value of their natural resources. OBG provides an overview, highlighting key areas for investment. Typical industries covered include agro-food, automotive, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and textiles.
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Which industrial activities present the most promising growth and investment opportunities, and what factors are driving demand?


Kuwait’s Clean Fuels Project (CFP) is among the most important endeavours associated with the country’s downstream energy segment, and it is expected to help boost Kuwait’s global position in oil refining.


Kuwait’s economy relies heavily on its hydrocarbons-related industries, and while plans are in place to transition to renewable energies, medium-term development strategies will see oil and gas extraction, processing and capacities ramped up, with the revenue channelled into the government’s industrial diversification drive. Downstream...


With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine reigniting debate about the pace of the energy transition and the risks of relying on oil and gas imports from countries with opposing agendas, discussion in the Gulf is framed around how to extract maximum benefit from hydrocarbons while also playing a responsible role in efforts to both mitigate climate...


After opening 2022 at around $78 per barrel, Brent crude prices rose sharply over the next few months to surpass $127 on March 8 – the highest price in 14 years, driven in part by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Prices remained elevated throughout much of the year, although they had returned to early January levels by early December amid growing...


To address one of the highest rates of per capita energy consumption globally, the government of Kuwait is taking a multi-pronged approach involving the reduction of subsidies following the rollout of incentives for green energy solutions and national energy efficiency initiatives in 2016-17.


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