Oman

September 19, 2000

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No Omani staff will be sacked as a result of the merger between BankMuscat and Commercial Bank of Oman (Combank), which was signed on Sunday night, th

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BankMuscat and Commercial Bank of Oman (Combank) have merged to create the largest bank in the sultante with assets of $3.4 billion, an official source said Monday.

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On last Thursday, 175,000 men and women went to the polls in the Sultanate of Oman to elect a new 83-member Majlis al-Shura, which will sit from 2001 to 2003. But, while the Gulf State claims to be am

September 15, 2000

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Two women were elected out of 83 seats contested in the first direct election to an advisory council in Oman.

September 14, 2000

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Omanis begin voting for a new advisory council in the Gulf sultanate's first direct polls, with 21 women candidates standing for office in a new test

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Oman has turned its attention to tourism and many investors are ready to help develop the industry for the Gulf sultanate. One major investment in Omani tourism already has been a $450 million tourist

September 13, 2000

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Omanis on Thursday will elect 80 lawmakers for a 3-year term to represent them in the country's parliament.

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Oman has signed a memorandum of understanding with Salalah Port Services (SPS) to set up a free zone adjacent to the port. Oman's Commerce Minister Maqbool bin Ali Sultan signed the MoU with Jack Helt

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<b>Date:</b> Sep 13 - Sep 16, 2000 <b>Location:</b> Oman International Exhibition Center, Oman <b>Specifics:</b> Event is centered around those providing goods and services dealing with all asp

September 12, 2000

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Oman has signed a memorandum of understanding with Salalah Port Services (SPS) to set up a free zone adjacent to the port.

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A deep seaport at Gwadar, along with a coastal highway along the belt of Markan, will be constructed with the aid of funding and expertise volunteered by China, Iran and Oman. This project is geared t

September 11, 2000

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Twenty three women are running for seats at the Omani Shura council, according to the ministry of interior, cited by the Emirati paper Khaleej Times. 

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The Omani government will spend around 600 million US dollars on tourism projects in the sixth five-year plan.

September 9, 2000

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Omani police arrest a father, his three sons and two more accomplices, believed to have robbed and murdered three gold merchants.

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The five-year plans and the 'Vision 2020' strategy for economic development have led to the emergence of a strong export-oriented industrial sector in