News GFH rises in 2 bourses, drops in 3rd Wednesday US dollar declines as Beijing, Washington set for trade talks 324 Indians killed in worst flood in 100 years Challenges remain for Greece as bailout exit approaches US consumer confidence dips to 11M low in August China punishes major credit ratings agency Turkish court dismisses appeal for US pastor release Trump demands SEC to study 6M corporate reporting vs. 3M Germany eyes relaxing immigration laws to reduce labour shortage Turkey to keep credit channels open to evade ‘economic attacks’ Turkish lira plunges over 6% on further US sanctions threat Eurozone annual inflation rises 2.1% in July, EU 2.2% Chinese army ‘likely training’ for attacking US targets - Pentagon Eurozone current account surplus stabilises in June Oil falls early Friday amid global demand outlook concerns Oil records first gains in 4 days Gold settles slightly lower as USD remains strong US punishes Chinese, Russian entities on violating North Korea sanctions Cisco quarterly profit jumps 57% US natural gas storage rises; prices drop Kuwait’s Unicap inks debt settlement deal with BBK Tight supply, global concern restrain oil prices Mena Real Estate runs $3.2m investments in Turkey Kuwait’s US Treasury holdings down 2.3% in June US jobless weekly claims break 3 straight rises mid-August GCC debt issuance may exceed $50bn in 2018 – Report US private housing starts rise 0.9% in July Boursa Kuwait falls in week amid lower liquidity Turkey must stick to support stability - IMF Hayat Communications incurs losses in Q2 Japan trade gap expands in July on oil price hikes Henkel posts $5.82bn sales in Q2 Turkey tariffs on US imports seen in ‘wrong direction’ Boursa Kuwait’s indices close Thursday mixed UAE leads Qatar’s GCC trade partners in Q2 IFA repays KWD 12.7m of loan June trade surplus falls YoY in Eurozone; rises in EU28 UK July retail sales rebound on warm weather US, China trade talks support oil despite weakening demand Kuwait’s crude oil drops $1.34 on Wednesday – KPC China to hold low-level talks with US late August Boursa Kuwait’s indices open Thursday mixed GFH - GFH Financial Group Webcast Outcome for Q2 2018 Financials GFH - Further Clarification on Transfer of GFH Shares CBK - Financial Results 30-06-2018 BOUBYAN - Material Information Disclosure Appointment of General Manager Consumer Banking Group for Boubyan Bank Companies suspended from trading Uber narrows losses in Q2 CBK profits triple in H1 Oil down 3% on rising US crude stockpiles