Kuwait - Outlook Stable

Chaganomics

Kuwait holds a 19% weight on MSCI indexes. MSCI Kuwaits Idnex Constituents consiots of: NATIONAL BANK OF KUWAIT 6.92 Financials KUWAIT FINANCE HOUSE 5.19 Financials KUWAIT PROJECTS CO HLDGS 0.43 Financials MOBILE TELECOM CO 3.48 Telecom Srvcs AGILITY 1.92

Things to do in Kuwait this New Year Weekend

Inc Startups

Below are some of the events taking place this weekend. Have a happy new year everyone: Thursday. FireFlies – Shadow Theater. Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: The Assassin. Friday. FireFlies – Shadow Theater. Saturday. Fattet Baba Brunch. Yoga with the 3. FireFlies – Shadow Theater. Sunday.

Move Over Theranos and CRISPR. Kuwait is Making Visitors Get DNA Tests

Inc Startups

The Middle Eastern country will be making all international travelers add their DNA to a database. What could go wrong

Fayetteville exhibit looks back at Gulf War

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

The exhibit, “The First Gulf War: The War to Free Kuwait,” has been on display at the Museum of the Cape Fear since June 17

[Infographic] Best Business Climates Of The World

YoungUpstarts

In fact, Qatar, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates are amongst the top five cities in the first world (based on the Human Development Index) that have the best business climates. Did you know that the many of the best cities around the world for business is actually in the Middle East?

Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

JACKSONVILLE — On the wall over her bunk in Kuwait, Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Caro

Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

Both Sides of the Table

Perhaps this is why the Kuwait Investment Authority put $165 million into Jawbone and Saudi’s PIF put $3.5 It was only a year ago that many in the Venture Capital industry were predicting that “winter was coming” and to be fair the author of this post was chief amongst them.

Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

REF expanded its operations to include forward teams in Kuwait and Iraq to provide technology to fill capability gaps and to counter the highest priority threats. Lead, follow or get the heck out of the way. In peacetime the U.S. military is an immovable and inflexible bureaucracy.

What's Truly Great About America

Mark Birch

The trouble with this idea is that they are also doing this in China, France, Kuwait, and pretty much anywhere else on this planet. Sometimes I need to correct the Internet from its tragic mistakes.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Orazure Hand Roasted Coffee

crowdSPRING Blog

I was on a business trip and had just landed in Kuwait. I was standing in front of a sign that read “Kuwait International Airport,” shaking my head in disbelief. I recently got back from a cross-country road trip where I drove from Chicago to Portland, OR.

The Candy Man

Inc Startups

I can't wait to see how Scooby sells in Kuwait Rob Auerbach, founder of Louisville-based Candyrific, knows what kids want. Rob Auerbach knows what kids want.

Snapchat 101 for VCs and Old Folks

Both Sides of the Table

I just met an entrepreneur in Kuwait and we’re now connected on email. As the human ear ages it loses its ability to hear high-pitched sound frequencies (above 15-16 kHz) through a condition known as presbycusis that starts at 18 years old.

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Capital Flows - The Implications of Yale's Asset Allocation

Will Price

To compound the capital flow dynamic, Morgan Stanley reports that sovereign funds (gov'ts of China, Russia, Kuwait, Singapore, etc) are sitting on $2.8 David Swensen , Yale University's Chief Investment Officer, is widely recognized as one of the world's great investors For Fiscal 2007, Yale reported a return of 28%. Over the last decade Yale's return is 17.8% and assets have grown from $5.8bn to $22.5bn.

Why the Recent Stock Slide Adds to Small Business Uncertainty

Inc Startups

What''s more, so-called frontier markets- -considered "pre-emerging"-- such as Bangladesh and Kuwait don''t seem to have been as affected by the global downturn.

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Lessons From West Point: Leadership Is Love

Inc Startups

Days before the Iraq invasion in 2003, just across the border in Kuwait, a brand-new Army officer named Joe DaSilva took over an infantry platoon. An hour''s drive north of New York City, the newest cadets at West Point are getting their first taste of leadership training.

The Estonian Startup With €25 Million Turnover You Haven't Heard Of

ArcticStartup

As Padovani tells ArcticStartup: “If you want some traffic in Combodia, Kuwait or something like that, we have it.”.

Confessions of a Privileged White Male and Former Conservative

This is going to be BIG.

Kicking Saddam's ass out of Kuwait made us feel good and patriotic. I was born in Brooklyn in 1979, which means that the number one issue growing up in the 1980's and early 1990's was crime. In 1990, there were 2,245 murders in the city, nearly 10x the annual rate we have now. By the way, I'm white and back then, similar to now, you can't talk about crime without taking about race. I grew up in Bensonhurst.

Mounting Geopolitical Risks Threaten Middle East Economic Recovery

Chaganomics

This month’s downgrade for the 2018 economic outlook reflects lower growth prospects for Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon and Qatar.

Now Is The Time To Enter The Middle East Markets

ArcticStartup

I have been living many years as a schoolboy in both Iraq and Kuwait in the 1980´s and 1990´s. Things came to abrupt end 2nd of August 1990 when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Mikko Silventola, partner at Annia Capital.