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Fitch confirms Kuwait’s rating at “AA-” with a stable outlook

Fitch Ratings maintained the credit rating of Kuwait’s long-term foreign currency bonds at “AA-” with a stable outlook. Fitch Ratings said in its report that Kuwait’s rating is supported by its “exceptionally strong” financial and external balance sheet. On the other hand, the agency pointed out the limitations surrounding the classification, which are summarized in …

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World’s crude steel production declined by 1.6% in January 2024, and Arab countries increased

World crude steel production for the 71 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 148.1 million tonnes (Mt) in January 2024, a 1.6% decrease compared to January 2023. Crude steel production by region Area Jan 2024 (Mt) % change Jan 24/23 Jan-Jan 2024 (Mt) % change  24/23 Africa 2.0 16.3 2.0 16.3 Asia …

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Türkiye’s steel exports to GCC decline in December 2023

In December 2023, Turkey’s steel exports to the Gulf region saw a 6% decline compared to the previous month, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). Total steel exports for December amounted to 11,710 tons, compared to exports of 12,467 tons in November. The value of exports decreased by 4%, reaching US$9.1 million. Turkey’s steel …

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World crude steel production increased by 3.3% in November 2023

World crude steel production for the 71 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 145.5 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2023, a 3.3% increase compared to November 2022. Africa produced 1.8 Mt in November 2023, up 3.1% on November 2022. Asia and Oceania produced 104.8 Mt, up 2.2%. The EU (27) produced 10.6 …

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Condolences on the death of the Emir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Condolence In the name of God, the most gracious, the most merciful His Excellency Mr. Awaad Al-Khalidi Chairman of Kuwait Steel Company Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Iron and Steel Union It is with great sadness and sadness that we received the news of the death of the late His Excellency …

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World crude steel production increased by 0.6% in October 2023

World crude steel production for the 71 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 150.0 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2023, a 0.6% increase compared to October 2022. Africa produced 1.9 Mt in October 2023, up 3.5% on October 2022. Asia and Oceania produced 108.8 Mt, up 0.8%. The EU (27) produced 10.6 …

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Kuwait authorizes the Public Authority for Roads and Land Transport to complete bids for the railway agreement

The Central Agency for Public Tenders authorized the General Authority for Roads and Land Transport to complete bids for the detailed study and design project agreement, and to prepare documents for the first-stage railway tender, after the Authority opened the 9 bids submitted for the tender. Authority sources pointed out that completing the agreement’s bids …

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A new line for the production of rebar in Kuwait at a cost of 6 million dinars

MEED magazine reported that the Al-Oula Steel Manufacturing Company has started operating a new facility for the production of rebar with a production capacity of 250,000 tonnes of rebar annually, according to sources in the industry, who revealed that the operation began last month after three years of development at a total cost of 6 …

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IMF forecasts for the economies of Arab countries for the year 2023

The International Monetary Fund has slightly lowered its global growth forecast for 2023 as the pace of interest rate hikes slows, but warned that severe financial system disruptions could drive output to near-stagnation levels. The fund stated in its latest report on global economic prospects that the risks of spreading infection in the banking system …

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Turkey imports 2.52 million tonnes of pellets in 2022, and Oman leads the Arab countries

In December of last year, Turkey’s import volume of billet slabs decreased by 2.0% compared to November 2022 to reach 266,540 tonnes, up 23.2% year on year, according to data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). The total value of these imports amounted to $154.4 million, down by 1.8% monthly and up by 3.0% annually. …

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$186.8 billion is the contribution of “building and construction” to the Arab economies

The Arab Monetary Fund revealed that the construction sector in the Arab countries has recovered from the effects of the “Covid-19” pandemic, and the sector’s contribution to the GDP for the year 2021 amounted to about $186.8 billion, compared to $178.3 billion in 2020, with a growth of 4.7%. The Fund added, in a report, …

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The rise in the GDP of the Arab countries in 2022, with Saudi Arabia in the lead

The gross domestic product (GDP) at the current prices of the Arab countries is likely to rise by 21% this year to reach about $3.4 trillion, “representing 3.35% of the global economy,” compared to $2.81 trillion in 2021 “representing 2.92% of the global economy.” According to the monitoring unit of the reports in the “Al …

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Prices of Rebar in Kuwait

The Ministry of Trade and Industry in the State of Kuwait announced the prices of building materials, as follows: Domestic Rebar Size Origin Unit Kuwaiti Dinar 8 mm Kuwait Ton 265 10 mm Kuwait Ton 265 12 mm Kuwait Ton 265 14 mm Kuwait Ton 265 16 mm Kuwait Ton 265 Imported  Rebar Size Origin …

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Prices of Rebar in Kuwait

The Ministry of Trade and Industry in the State of Kuwait announced the prices of rebar, as follows: Domestic Rebar Size Origin Unit Kuwaiti Dinar 8 mm Kuwait Ton 225 10  mm Kuwait Ton 225 12 mm Kuwait Ton 225 14   mm Kuwait Ton 225 16 mm Kuwait Ton 225 Imported Rebar Size Origin Unit …

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