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Tel: +(965) 22449200
Fax: +(965) 22440887
General Description
objectives are:

to exercise the privilege of the issue of currency on behalf of the State

to endeavor to secure the stability of the Kuwaiti currency and its free convertibility into foreign currencies

to direct the credit policy to assist social and economic progress and increase national income

to supervise the banking system in the State of Kuwait

to serve as Banker to the Government

to provide financial advice to the Government
CBK started operating on the 1st of April 1969 as specified in Article 15 of Law No. 32 of 1968.
Constitutional Framework
The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) was established by virtue of the Law No. (32) of 1968 concerning Currency, the Central Bank of Kuwait and the Organization of Banking Business.
Mode of Finance
The capital of the Central Bank of Kuwait is five million Kuwaiti Dinars, fully paid up by the Government.
(last updated: 04-March-2010)

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