September 9, 2012
The World Economic Forum listed Oman 32nd, out of 144 countries, in its Global Competitiveness Report. For the Middle East region, unemployment is likely to remain a significant challenge, despite high oil and gas revenues.
September 5, 2012
Oman's team was disqualified from the World University Futsal Championship, held recently in Portugal with support from FIFA, after it failed to turn up for a match against Israel, a top official has confirmed.
The decision to licence the operation of the Islamic banking in the Sultanate has opened up windows of opportunities for the banking sector in Oman, writes Philip Paul, Head of Agency for Cluttons Oman.
August 30, 2012
"Omani cement companies did well in the first half of this year due to increase in cement demand and diversion of UAE exports to other markets,” the report said.
August 28, 2012
Sahl Hasheesh, a popular Egyptian tourist destination, will host first round of the Hurghada Asian Film Festival with the participation of 35 countries in October.
August 27, 2012
Oman government is set to award two onshore oil and gas blocks for exploration to international oil firms in the Southern Dhofar region next month.
August 26, 2012
Among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) economies, Saudi Arabia can be seen as the most aggressive with respect to investments in the power sector, according to a study by Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz).
August 23, 2012
Kuwait’s Wataniya rose to a two-month high yesterday after Qatar Telecom offered to buy remaining stake in the telco for $2.2 billion, while Gulf markets were mixed in muted trade post the holy month of Ramadan.
August 21, 2012
Since Egypt's January 2011 uprising, the country has suffered from heavy falls in foreign direct investment (FDI), international foreign reserves (IFR) and tourism revenues.
August 13, 2012
Oman will host African champions, Egypt, at home next Wednesday in Salalah. The match is scheduled to kick off at 9:30pm at A'saada Sports Complex and gives Salalah's football fans a chance to show their support and witness the team in action.
August 12, 2012
Lack of access to funds for developing tourism projects by private entrepreneurs is an important challenge faced by the sector. "Most of the tourism projects are facing financial challenges,- said Ahmed bin Nasser Al Mehrzi, Minister of Tourism.
The fiscal surplus of the sultanate widened further to a record RO1.6bn in the first half of this year, as against a surplus of RO386mn in the corresponding period of 2011, latest data released by National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI) showed.
August 9, 2012
Oman's budget surplus surged to a record high of RO1.683 billion in the first half of 2012, on the back of surging oil and gas revenues.
August 6, 2012
The stock markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) rose in July, gaining 0.41 per cent after a decrease of 2.91 per cent in June, according to Kuwait Financial Centre's (Markaz) latest update on regional markets.
August 2, 2012
A proposal to turn the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) into a Gulf union will be reviewed by the alliance foreign ministers in September.