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05.10.20 Press Statement

CBK Forms the Higher Committee of Shari’ah Supervision

In view of Law No. (3) of the year 2020 concerning the formation of a higher Shari’ah supervision authority, the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Board of Directors approved the establishment, on 1-9-2020, of the Higher Committee of Shari’ah Supervision at the CBK and the guidelines organizing its business, within provisions of relevant laws.

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04.10.20 Press Statement

CBK Affirms Commitment to Exchange Rate Policy

In light of recent online reports falsely speculating on the intent to devalue the national currency, the Central Bank of Kuwait reiterates its commitment to maintaining the Kuwaiti dinar exchange rate at a level that protects its purchasing power.

As it has stated recently, the CBK will continue its adherence to policies that aim to bolster the local currency and maintain monetary and financial stability in the country.

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17.09.20 Press Statement

CBK Underlines the Importance of Appointing Nationals in the Banking Sector

In its meeting with the local banks, CBK underlines the importance of developing job opportunities for national talent in the banking sector.

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07.09.20 Press Statement

CBK Announces the Publication of the Annual Report for the FY 2019/20

His Excellency, the Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK), Dr. Mohammad Y. Al-Hashel, announced the publication of CBK’s 48th Annual Report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019/20, including the audited financial statements (the Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Account) of the CBK for the FY ended 31st March 2020. The report also comprises the key developments in the main monetary aggregates and banking indicators, the Kuwaiti Dinar (KD) exchange rate, domestic interest rates, money supply, deposits, bank credit, domestic liquidity, public debt instruments, aggregate balance sheet of local banks, and domestic inflation rate. Furthermore, the report encompasses CBK’s regulatory and supervisory efforts for said year, as well as major banking operations and key tasks performed by CBK to enhance staff performance and upgrade its IT infrastructure.

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22.08.20 Press Statement

CBK Announces the Publication of the Economic Report for the Year 2019

His Excellency the Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK), Dr. Mohammad Y. Al-Hashel, announced the publication of the Economic Report for the year 2019, which is the 48th such report in a series prepared and published by the bank. Dr. Al-Hashel indicated that the report contains the latest available data and statistics on various aspects of the economic performance of the State of Kuwait and is composed of six major parts, each dedicated to a key topic.

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19.07.20 Press Statement

CBK Announces the Publication of the Financial Stability Report for the Year 2019 and Kuwaiti Banks' Stress Test Results

The Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Dr. Mohammad Al-Hashel announced the issuance of CBK’s 2019 Financial Stability Report, the eighth report prepared and issued as the bank seeks to boost transparency by providing reliable information and statistics on the Kuwaiti banking and finance sector.

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19.07.20 Press Statement

CBK is Committed to its Foreign Exchange Rate Regime

His Excellency the Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait, Dr. Mohammad Y. Al-Hashel affirmed the CBK’s commitment to its foreign exchange rate regime.

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30.06.20 Press Statement

Reopening Protocols for CBK and Banking Sector

To ensure safe and orderly return of banks’ staff in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak, CBK publishes its own "Return to Work" protocols, and oversees similar protocols for banks and their branches concurrently with the start of the Stage 2 of the phased return to work plan that kicks off on 30-6-2020.

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30.05.20 Press Statement

CBK Role in Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Central Bank of Kuwait's role in anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism

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17.05.20 Press Statement

CBK launched the Eedeti Electronic Initiative

The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) launched the "Eedeti/ 3edeti" electronic initiative in cooperation with Kuwaiti banks and KNET, to provide an electronic service that meets the needs of citizens and residents on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.

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