The AGM for the Commercial Sector at Kuwait Finance House (KFH) Ahmed Al-Khaled said that boosting the economy through increasing sales in local market is one of KFH’s priorities, since KFH’s expenditure in 2009 in the local market reached more than KD 450 million, which shows KFH’s ability to offer various services and products that suit the clients and the suppliers. He highlighted the important role of the government in boosting the market during financial crunches, such as in 2009, through increasing the level of expenditure, especially that the economic status is linked to levels of expenditure and the support offered by financial institutions, such as providing the necessary liquidity and investment opportunities through offering new projects. He mentioned that the execution of social, housing, and economic services by the government will significantly boost the local economy, which will increase the ability of the individuals to buy the commodities they need, in addition to the incentives in the market of consumer financing, such as the incentives offered by the suppliers that attract many clients that include discounts at certain periods. He asserted that the role played by banks and financial institutions in Kuwait has played a prominent role in limiting the profound effects of the crisis. Al-Khaled added that KFH launched a marketing campaign last year about murabaha, which included the products offered by the commercial sector, in order to raise the awareness of the clients and all the segments of the Kuwaiti society concerning these products, and to attract new clients segments and increasing the market share, in addition to cementing the concept that murabaha is a financing tool that can meet the requirements of various clients. He went on to explain that the clients’ needs for products and various services encourage them to buy, in addition to other less known factors, such as the constant development of the social, cultural, and economic requirements of the clients. He described the Kuwaiti market as one of the most robust markets in the area, despite the financial crisis, in addition to the presence of branches for foreign banks in Kuwait. He mentioned that KFH has more than 4000 suppliers, and that KFH is keen on providing them with logistic services and financial requirements.