News Commercial, military satellites market to record $195.11bn in 8 years Moody's affirms KIPCO's ratings at Baa3; Outlook revised to negative Volkswagen to acquire $560m stake in Chinese EV battery maker Boursa Kuwait’s indices go up in week; Market cap gains KWD 679m Tesla considers building design & research centre in China Package holiday market seen at $632bn by 2023 despite challenges Isuzu partners with Honda for hydrogen fuel-cell technology WiSER forum highlights digitalisation’s role in women empowerment US’ Southwest Airlines extends cancellation of Boeing 737 MAX flights Boursa Kuwait closes Thursday on collective decline KGL’s unit offers lowest bids in KWD 7.9m tender GFH’s shares on Boursa Kuwait reclassified to main market GFH confirms Reuters news on $500m Sukuk issue US, China seal deal to ease trade tensions General Motors to move 1,350 temporary workers to full-time jobs Iron prices to further decline as EGP levels up Boursa Kuwait’s indices end Wednesday mixed Amazon orders 40 EVs for deliveries in Germany Prologic First rolls out 1st comprehensive hospitality cloud solution   KNPC exports first low-sulfur diesel shipment Volvo Cars, China Unicom join forces on 5G technology Renault, Nissan facing big questions - GlobalData OPEC+ may postpone March meeting to June Brazil exports $12.2bn worth of goods to Arabs in 2019 Fintech backs ‘digital challengers’ into mainstream in 2020 –Banking experts JPMorgan achieves record annual results in 2019 Volvo Cars’ 2019 sales hit highest levels in history Finland, Sweden may top cashless countries by 2022 - GlobalData Kuwait forecasts $30.4bn budget deficit for FY20/21 Majid Al Futtaim continues int’l expansion with Uganda’s 1st Carrefour Kuwait Business Town sells investment property at KWD 25.5m Kuwait C.bank issues KWD 240m bonds Jazeera Airways launches direct flights to Abha Kuwaiti non-oil exports up 54% in December 2019 BMW renews partnership with Getac on mobile devices Boursa Kuwait closes Tuesday’s session on collective rise US venture capital investment sees $136.5bn in 2019 Visa to acquire fintech firm ‘Plaid’ for $5.3bn Jazeera Airways inks deal to sell engine at $9m Lamborghini achieves record sales in 2019 Egyptian banks receive $1.7bn foreign cash inflows in 4 days Al Enmaa Real Estate turns profitable FY19 financials Egypt’s parliament approves KFAED’s loan, AfDB’s grant Saudi Arabia underlines commitment to oil market stability Kuwait Airport posts 4% higher traffic in 2019 JP Morgan heads M&A financial advisers league table in 2019 Goldman Sachs tops M&A financial advisers in financial services sector US, China agree to resume comprehensive dialogue Insight Partners inks $5bn agreement to acquire Veeam Quarter of ME wealth mgt clients plan moving assets – EY Survey