Oman

November 18, 2012

Oman is to issue bonds worth OR100m ($260m)
04:00 GMT

Oman will issue five-year government development bonds worth OR100m ($260m) at an annual interest rate of 3.25 percent, a statement from the central bank of Oman said on Saturday.

November 8, 2012

No plans to move from Wigan: Habsi
23:11 GMT

Oman's star footballer and Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi has dismissed rumours linking him with Liverpool and insists he remains 100 per cent committed to Wigan.

November 6, 2012

Oil Refinery.
08:38 GMT

The Ministry of Oil and Gas has floated tenders inviting bids from international oil firms for developing seven oil and gas blocks on production sharing basis.

October 31, 2012

Kagawa out of Oman match
09:23 GMT

Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has been ruled out of Japan's World Cup qualifier in Oman on November 14 due to a knee injury he suffered a week ago, the Japan Football Association said yesterday.

October 23, 2012

Non-OPEC member Oman is increasing its oil output
12:46 GMT

Oman, the biggest Arab oil producer that isn't a member of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec), is pumping an average of 915,000 barrels a day of crude in 2012, the Oil Minister has confirmed.

October 17, 2012

Getting your money's worth? Inflation on the rise in Oman
12:13 GMT

Inflation in Oman dropped slightly, to 2.4 per cent, in August, as prices begin to food stabilise and a decline in the prices of personal care items and other services, according to the consumer price index (CPI).

October 16, 2012

Jordan lose 2-1 to Oman in World Cup qualifiers
23:40 GMT

Jordan lost to Oman 2-1 on Tuesday in the fourth round of Asia’s 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

October 8, 2012

Omani police and customs caught the smugglers when inspecting trucks at a check point
10:43 GMT

A gang of oil smugglers have been caught in Oman by customs officers who later found out that the group had altered vehicles to carry fuel derivatives destined for the lucrative black market.

October 4, 2012

New Islamic banks in Oman wil struggle against established competitors, such as HSBC
13:16 GMT

New Islamic banks set up in Oman will struggle initially to compete with established conventional banks offering Sharia-compliant services when the country opens up its banking market, said an international rating agency in a statement

September 27, 2012

Bank Mustcat's ratings have been confirmed by Fitch
09:48 GMT

Fitch Ratings have confirmed Bank Muscat's status, reflecting the high probability of the Omani governments support in the event of a banking crisis.

September 26, 2012

Saving Face from Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (right) is a story of hope and a fight for justice. It will screen at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
14:20 GMT

Abu Dhabi announces their line-up with a guest appearance by Richard Gere.

September 20, 2012

The Saudi King and the Egyptian President have met several times since Morsi's election, as the oil-rich Kingdom offers substantial financial aid packages
09:21 GMT

The oil-rich Saudi Kingdom illustrated it's financial might by supporting post-Arab Spring with financial aid, as other nations in the region also receive substantial packages.

September 19, 2012

Oman listed in the top 20 of economic free nations, according to new report
05:21 GMT

Oman has been ranked among the top 20 most economically free countries in world, according to the 2012 Economic Freedom of the World Report released on Tuesday by the Fraser Institute, a leading Canadian public policy think-tank.

September 18, 2012

Omani Free Zone's exports increasing
12:27 GMT

The total value of exports from Al Mazunah Free Zone exceeded $11 million during the first half of the current calendar, with September seeing significant export movement to Yemen

September 10, 2012

Al Habsi boosts Oman ahead of Ireland clash
16:38 GMT

After the defeat against Fulham FC on Friday, Oman national team were back to training yesterday and the highlight was the presence of Ali Al Habsi, who is back in United Kingdom after spending some time with his newborn baby.