Kuwait scrambles to boost coffers with up to $16 billion debt plan

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  • Date: 19-Jul-2020
  • Source: Arab News
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Kuwait scrambles to boost coffers with up to $16 billion debt plan

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Kuwait scrambles to boost coffers with up to $16 billion debt plan

Kuwait scrambles to boost coffers with up to $16 billion debt plan

Kuwait scrambles to boost coffers with up to $16 billion debt plan

Kuwait is scrambling to boost state coffers badly hit by the coronavirus crisis and low crude prices. (AFP)

Updated 19 July 2020

Kuwait scrambles to boost coffers with up to $16 billion debt plan

Other Gulf states have tapped international markets over the past few years

Kuwait could need three to four months to prepare a debt sale

Updated 19 July 2020

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KUWAIT: Kuwait plans to issue between $13 billion and $16 billion in public debt by the end of the fiscal year ending March 2021 if parliament approves a long-debated debt law, a government document seen by Reuters showed.

Facing one of the worst economic crunches in the oil-exporting Gulf region, Kuwait is scrambling to boost state coffers badly hit by the coronavirus crisis and low crude prices, rapidly depleting its General Reserve Fund (GRF) to plug a budget deficit.

A parliamentary committee is due to vote on the law “” which would allow Kuwait to tap international debt markets “” on Sunday ahead of putting it to the elected assembly for approval.

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