Oman

December 28, 2000

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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

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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

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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

December 17, 2000

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Elevated oil prices led to a 68.6 percent increase in exports from Oman during first three quarters of 2000, compared with the same period of 1999, reported the sultanate’s ministry of national econom

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Oman Air plans to buy new aircraft in a bid to modernize its fleet and add new destinations to the carrier's network despite its losses in 2000, a company spokesman said.

December 14, 2000

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Elevated oil prices led to a 68.6 percent increase in exports from Oman during first three quarters of 2000, compared with the same period of 1999, reported the sultanate’s ministry of national econom

December 13, 2000

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The board of directors of Phillips Petroleum Company today approved $2.5 billion for capital projects in 2001.

December 10, 2000

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A new mega tourism strategy is being drawn up in conjunction with several ministries and international companies to make Oman a prime tourist destinat

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Oman announced on December 6th that it aims to sign production-sharing agreements with foreign oil companies in 2001 worth $1 billion in the hopes of jumpstarting new crude exploration.

December 7, 2000

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Two Gulf airlines, Qatar Airways and Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Abu Dhabi, are among four airlines in the running to buy to buy 40 percent stake in Biman Bangladesh Air

December 6, 2000

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Some 600 people, including 180 women, are suffering from AIDS in Oman where 300 have died from the virus since it was first diagnosed in the sultanate

December 5, 2000

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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 is dispelling rumors that it has lost customers and is facing production problems, according to statements made by Omani oil officials on December 4th.

December 4, 2000

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Oman\'s Keralite community has been shocked to hear of the suicide of a couple who found it difficult to live after their three-year old girl had died