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Kuwait Issues Smoking Ban

Smoking cigarettes and shisha in most public places will now be punishable by law.

Kuwait’s Central Bank Governor Resigns

Sheikh Salem Abdul-Aziz al-Sabah blamed a rise in public spending for his decision.

NBK Posts Flat 2011 Profits

The Kuwaiti bank reported a net profit of KD302.4 million in 2011 compared to KD301.7 million in 2010.

Kuwait Partners With Total for China JV

The $9 billion refinery project in China is expected to produce 300,000 barrels per day of crude oil.

Kuwait To Privatise Stock Exchange

The move will make the bourse the second publicly traded stock exchange in the region.