Kuwait selects new governor from outside country's ruling family

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Mohammed Al-Hashel, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait, has been promoted to the role or governor. He has been acting governor since Sheikh Salem Abdul Aziz Al-Sabah, a senior member of the country's ruling family, resigned as governor in February.

A spokesperson for the Kuwaiti Ministry of Finance today confirmed that the appointment had been made. The central bank could not be reached for further comment.

Kristian Coates-Ulrichsen, Kuwait Research Fellow at the London School of

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