Hasnain Malik Strategy and Head of Equity Research
August 20 2019
Kuwait: Emir's health and succession risk
Kuwait's Emir is 90 years old and the state news agency KUNA confirmed that after a bout of poor health he is "in a good condition now". The local equity index fell 1.5% on the day of this news (18 August).
Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah has ruled since January 2006. The crown prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, is 82 years old. The Emir is the second oldest leader in the frontier and emerging markets we track for succession risk...
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