Oman

January 8, 2001

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The sultanate of Oman has granted private construction and management companies a major power station project as part of plans to privatise the electricity sector, a ministry official said Sunday.

January 6, 2001

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Sightings of rare whale and dolphin species over the weekend have once again put the spotlight on the Sultanate\'s rich marine diversity, Oman\'s Obse

January 4, 2001

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Oman\'s Budget for the current financial year 2001 is likely to focus on the social sector, Oman Observer reported Thursday. Indicating a marked incre

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India is holding up a joint venture to build a fertilizer plant in Oman, National Economy Minister Ahmad bin Abdulnabi Mekki has said.

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Oman has delayed the privatization of the telecom sector until March, more than a year behind schedule.

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Bank Dhofar al-Omani al-Fransi has been transformed into Oman’s fourth largest bank, with the transfer to its control of 16 branches of the Commercial Bank of Oman (ComBank), giving it a total of 43 b

January 3, 2001

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Omani police have arrested 155 illegal immigrants, mostly from neighboring countries. The sultanate has launched a campaign to replace foreign workers, who account for around a third of the population

December 31, 2000

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A team of 500 Iranian weavers has created what is reportedly the world\'s largest handmade carpet, a 22-ton masterwork valued at 5.3 million dollars.

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Domestic liquidity within the Omani banking system equaled RO 2.22 billion ($5.76 billion) during the third quarter of 2000, compared to RO 2.13 billion during the corresponding period in 1999, an inc

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Domestic liquidity within the Omani banking system equaled RO 2.22 billion ($5.76 billion) during the third quarter of 2000, compared to RO 2.13 billion during the corresponding period in 1999, an inc

02:00 GMT

Domestic liquidity within the Omani banking system equaled RO 2.22 billion ($5.76 billion) during the third quarter of 2000, compared to RO 2.13 billion during the corresponding period in 1999, an inc

December 28, 2000

02:00 GMT

Oman’s Muscat Securities Market index ended a relatively miserable year, closing at 19.6 percent lower than its level at the year’s start. In contrast, last year the index gained 9.5 percent.

December 20, 2000

02:00 GMT

The US embassy in Oman has issued a security alert for American citizens in the Gulf Arab state following anti-British car bombings in neighboring Sau

December 19, 2000

02:00 GMT

The Oman Oil Company (OOC), a government-owned company whose purpose is to make strategic investments in the energy industry outside Oman and to assist in establishing a diversified energy-based indus

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Oman has signed a joint venture agreement with the German engineering firm Ferrostaal AG to build a methanol plant in the port city of Sohar at an estimated cost of $426 million , a newspaper reporte