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Kuwait isn't letting a 50 percent slump in oil over the past 12 months get in the way of driving loan growth to the fastest pace in six years.Credit expansion may surpass 8 percent in 2015, topping the 7 percent rate last year, fueled by consumer spending and government infrastructure projects, according to National Bank of Kuwait SAK, the country's largest lender. Kuwait City-based Global Investment House KSCC forecasts growth of as much as 8 percent.OPEC's third-biggest producer plans to invest about $22 billion in more than 500 projects, most of which have been in the works since 2010 .Consumer lending accounted for 61 percent of loans in the year to November, central bank data show.
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