Kuwait

August 23, 2000

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Kuwaiti coast guards have arrested two drug smugglers and seized their stash of 473 kilos (1,042 pounds) of hashish.

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<b>Date:</b> Aug 23 - Sep 8, 2000 <b>Location:</b> Kuwait International Fairs Ground, Hall No 5, Kuwait <b>Specifics:</b> <b>Coordination by:</b> Kuwait International Fair Co. <b>Contact:</b>

August 22, 2000

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Kuwait cut Monday the salaries expatriate workers need to earn before their families can join them in the emirate in an effort to change the make-up of the Gulf state's society, 61 percent of whom are

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The Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) gave a guarded welcome yesterday to a bill allowing foreigners to own and trade in shares as analysts said it would take months for it to have a real impact on the slug

August 21, 2000

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Kuwait’s Oil Minister Shaikh Saud Nasser Al Sabah yesterday ruled out any increase in crude oil production outside the Opec price band mechanism.

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The Kuwaiti cabinet on Sunday approved regulations necessary to implement a bill allowing foreigners to own stocks and trade on the emirate's bourse.

August 20, 2000

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Five Kuwaiti teenagers were killed and 17 injured when the bus they were travelling in crashed into a valley in Taif, Saudi Arabia while on an Omrah t

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Kuwait's Oil Minister Sheikh Saud Nasser al-Sabah rules out any increase in crude oil production outside the OPEC price band mechanism.

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Fitch IBCA rating agency on Thursday, August 17, affirmed its stable outlook rating for Kuwait on the back of high crude prices and the emirate's considerable returns from its extensive foreign assets

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The recent merger between Al-Ahli Bank of Bahrain and United Bank of Kuwait may bring with it a transformation for the Middle East banking sector, with a shift from smaller family-run banks to larger,

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Four patrol boats ordered by the Kuwaiti navy in 1995 have left the western French port of Cherbourg. The boats, equipped with sea-to-sea Sea Skua missiles made by the Franco-British arms-makers Matra

August 19, 2000

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Kuwait has deported 552 expatriates in the first seven months of this year after finding that they were suffering from serious illnesses.

August 17, 2000

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The Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) closed the week Wednesday slightly up despite seasonally weak trading and a report that showed a 10 percent drop in second-quarter profits of 79 listed companies.

August 16, 2000

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Kuwait has imposed an indefinite ban on imports of French cattle and animal products after two further cases of "mad cow" disease were discovered in F

August 15, 2000

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Kuwait Financial Center (KFC) announced a 16.7 percent rise in its net profits for the first half of 2000, reaching $9.75 million.