Construction workers assemble steel meshes at the site of a tower under construction in the downtown district of Kuwait City on February 21, 2018. / AFP / YASSER AL-ZAYYAT
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The eldest son of Kuwait's ruler said the OPEC member was revisiting plans to transform itself into a regional business hub, as authorities aim to overcome past obstacles to join neighbors seeking to overhaul their oil-dependent economies.For more than a decade, Kuwait's attempts to revamp its economy hadn't moved beyond a blueprint amid domestic political opposition. Sheikh Nasser is emerging as one of the most powerful actors in Kuwait, home to one of the world's biggest sovereign wealth funds.Kuwait, often seen as the most democratic of the six Gulf states, has witnessed tumultuous relations between the elected Parliament and the government appointed by the country's hereditary emir.It will be linked to Kuwait City by the Jaber Al-Ahmad causeway currently under construction.
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