Oman

July 10, 2011

Oman’s nominal GDP reached an estimated $58 billion in 2010 and is projected to rise by 22 per cent to a record high of $70 billion in 2011
09:19 GMT

The important drivers of growth in 2011 in Oman are expected to be expanding exports and increased government spending

July 3, 2011

Oman reassures expat workers by affirming that it is still issuing new work permits for expatriates and renewing expiring ones
13:40 GMT

The Ministry of Manpower in Oman is not restricting any new work permits or imposing restrictions on visa-renewals for expatriates, an official of the ministry told Times of Oman.

June 29, 2011

According to experts, Omani banks are not ready to deal with Islamic banking. A real need or a service promotion?
09:26 GMT

Experts recently noted the need to provide the necessary expertise in Islamic banking to groom Omani institutions operating in this field.

June 26, 2011

Personal loan or consumer loan remains the key revenue driver for Omani banks
09:02 GMT

A new report revealed that the aggregate personal loan portfolio, including mortgage finance, in Oman grew by 6.8 per cent to touch RO4294.7 million at the end of 2010.

June 23, 2011

A safety inspector looks over containers alongside the Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai (Credit: The New York Times)
14:04 GMT

Oman is capitalizing on its Free Trade Zones by issuing laws that facilitates tax exemption, and simplifies procedures and import of all permissible goods to attract further investment.

May 18, 2011

The Jordan bid is easy to understand, with its shared borders and historic ties to Saudi Arabia. Tribal divisions between the two were imposed only by colonialism. In terms of geography, Jordan is a natural choice for GCC membership. It even has its own ‘Gulf’ of Aqaba.
14:53 GMT

Word on the Arab street, when not debating the latest on the Arab revolutions, and the state of catastrophe in Yemen or Libya or Syria, has turned to the new bid to expand the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Scrutiny lies with the two potential new candidates for entry into this Gulf state league, namely Jordan and Morocco. The twitter-sphere is buzzing (or tweeting) with humorous remarks, as well as more grave concerns around the implications of such a shift, for both sides of the equation: the new members and the former block.

April 2, 2011

Omani army
13:12 GMT

Pro-democracy leaders in Oman called Saturday for more protests after clashes with security forces left at least one person.

March 29, 2011

Oman protests
13:43 GMT

Omani troops stormed on Tuesday the Earth roundabout in Sohar evacuating a small group of pro-reform protesters.

March 14, 2011

The proposed new terminal at Muscat International Airport
11:11 GMT

Arab Bank Group has provided credit facilities totaling $ 410 Million to three contractors.

March 13, 2011

Oman protest
14:06 GMT

The Omani ruler on Sunday granted lawmaking powers to politicians outside the ruling family.

March 7, 2011

Omani protest
13:28 GMT

Omani protesters demanding a fight against corruption continued their sit-ins Monday.

March 3, 2011

Oman
19:29 GMT

An Omani foreign ministry official on Thursday stated his country had reconciled with the United Arab Emirates.

March 1, 2011

Omani forces
15:19 GMT

Omani forces on Tuesday dispersed protesters who were blocking the port in the Sohar industrial city and the coastal road to the capital Muscat.

February 28, 2011

Oman protesters stage third day of unrest
07:07 GMT

Shipments of refined crude from Oman's port of Sohar are continuing, a port spokeswoman said on Monday.

Protests in Oman
06:57 GMT

Six people were killed and close to 30 wounded in a rare protest in Oman.