Announcements & News

27.12.16Announcement: Commemorative Coin to Mark “Kuwait Capital of Islamic Culture 2016” is Available for Sale to the Public

The Central Bank of Kuwait issues gold-plated commemorative coin to mark “Kuwait Capital of Islamic Culture 2016”. The commemorative coin is available for sale to the public in the Banking Hall beginning Tuesday 27th December 2016.

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07.12.16Governor's Speech: Ensuring Stability in Turbulent Times

Keynote speech delivered by His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Y. Al-Hashel, Governor, Central Bank of Kuwait in the 12th High Level Meeting for the Middle East & North Africa Region, jointly organized by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the Financial Stability Institute and the Arab Monetary Fund, held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 7-8, 2016.

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30.10.16Announcement: The Governor's Award for 2015 Distinguished Staff

His Excellency, The Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait, Dr. Mohammad Y. Al-Hashel honoured a number of staff as “Distinguished Employee of the Year 2015”, in a ceremony held in the Central Bank of Kuwait new headquarters.

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11.10.16Governor's Speech: Funding Sustainable Development Goals

Keynote speech delivered by H.E. the Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK), Dr. Mohammad Y. Al-Hashel at the Global Islamic Economy Summit held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 11th, 2016.

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27.09.16Governor's Speech: Financial Stability Amid Innovations and Reforms

Keynote speech delivered by H.E. the Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK), Dr. Mohammad Y. Al-Hashel at Euromoney Conference held in the State of Kuwait, September 27th, 2016.

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01.09.16Press Statement: CBK Promulgates an Awareness Announcement for Submitting Complaints Against CBK Regulated Entities

In line with the endeavors of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) to protect the rights of customers of CBK regulated entities, including their right to file a complaint about transactions or services obtained, the CBK has issued an awareness announcement in order to clarify the complaint process. This includes clarifying the steps to be taken and the deadline by which the complainee should respond to the complaint as well as the procedures to be followed to submit complaints with such entities. The announcement aims to strengthen transparency and enhance awareness of the CBK regulated entities’ customers about their rights. In the aforesaid announcement, the CBK has set out the steps and procedures to be followed by customers with respect to the submission of complaints to CBK regulated entities before escalating the same to the CBK.

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12.08.16Standard & Poor's Affirmed Kuwait Ratings at 'AA/A-1+'

Standard & Poor's research update: Kuwait Ratings Affirmed at 'AA/A-1+' 

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09.08.16Press Statement: CBK’s Systems Remain Sound and Robust

In his comment on the recent allegations - that most of the government systems including those of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) have been hacked and compromised by cross-border hackers - the Executive Director for Information Technology & Banking Operations Sector in the Central Bank of Kuwait, Mr. Anwar B. AI-Ghaith, denied any hacking pertaining to any of the CBK’s systems or website. Furthermore, Mr. Anwar clarified that in-house approved and strictly applied policies and procedures, which are primarily developed to protect the CBK’s systems and its website, ensure business continuity and avoid any potential interruption. To this end, the CBK has also taken the necessary and preventive precautions in line with the best international standards and practices to prevent any potential threat.

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28.05.16CBK’s New Headquarter Wins 2016 MEED Quality Awards for Projects

The new headquarters of Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has won the 2016 MEED Quality Awards for Projects as the best landmark in the state of Kuwait.

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05.03.16Press Release: CBK Issues Commemorative Coins for the 55th Anniversary of the National Day and the 25th Anniversary of the Liberation Day

To mark the 55th Anniversary of the National Day and 25th Anniversary (Silver Jubilee) of the Liberation Day of the State of Kuwait, the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has issued commemorative coins to celebrate both occasions.

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