Oman

March 31, 2014

Breaking down the power usage numbers between 2005 and 2012, the consumption of electricity has risen steadily over the seven-year study period
07:55 GMT

The National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI) has said that electricity consumption in the sultanate has seen a dramatic 149.5 per cent increase.

March 26, 2014

The total value of exports last year touched RO21.7bn, compared with RO20.05bn in 2012
08:55 GMT

The total value of exports from the sultanate increased by 8.2 per cent in 2013 from a year ago, according to recent statistics issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

March 24, 2014

Many people are coming from Dubai and buying in Muscat
07:55 GMT

Hewn from the rocks of the Al Hajar mountains, a $600 million dream is taking shape in Oman which is expected to give the Sultanate's real estate market a boost.

March 23, 2014

Bank Muscat maintains its leadership position by playing an integral part in large-scale infrastructure projects
13:55 GMT

Bank Muscat highlighted the role of local banks in financing infrastructure projects at the 4th Oman Economic Forum (OEF) held last week.

March 20, 2014

Qatar has recently come under fire for their support of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT

Arab League Deputy Secretary General Ahmad Bin Hilli announced that the Arab summit will not discuss the recent spat between several GCC members and Qatar.

March 17, 2014

82 per cent of businesses in the Middle East are targeting growth in 2014
07:55 GMT

A significant 71 per cent of the companies in Oman are targeting growth and higher market share in 2014.

March 13, 2014

Iran sits on the world's second largest natural gas reserves after Russia (File Archive/Shutterstock)
08:40 GMT

Iran and Oman have signed an energy deal in which Tehran will provide Muscat with 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.

March 12, 2014

Energy development in Oman is one of the key areas that the EPC contracts over the next five years will target (Courtesy of Arabian Oil and Gas)
05:00 GMT

Over the next five years, Oman will award engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts worth $65 billion.

March 9, 2014

In 2012, Oman exported about OMR3.5 billion worth of non-oil commodities
09:55 GMT

Oman has set a target to increase by 15 per cent the value of its non-oil exports this year.

March 5, 2014

"12 Years A Slave" is playing in a Muscat multiplex, but many are opting not to see it. (Image: Facebook)
12:18 GMT

The multiplex screening films that won an Oscar is not that far away, but Muscat residents won't go the distance to do so.

March 4, 2014

My best is yet to come, says Oman football superstar Ali Al Habsi
22:53 GMT

Oman's football superstar Ali Al Habsi has come out openly to defend the Under-22 team that had a dismal show in the AFC Championship hosted in Muscat last month.

March 3, 2014

Bank Muscat will be the first bank in Oman to issue sukuk (Courtesy of Global Arab Network)
09:00 GMT

Bank Muscat is planning to issue its first Islamic bond by September, representing the first sukuk issue of an Omani bank.

March 2, 2014

India imports around 75 per cent of its crude oil
09:55 GMT

Energy-deficient India discussed the possibility of reviving a project for a deep sea pipeline connecting Oman and Iran to India.

February 18, 2014

Gas use at oilfields rose 4.9 per cent to 9,047mn m3 in 2013
07:55 GMT

The consumption of natural gas in the sultanate grew by 3.2 per cent in 2013, mainly on the increased use of gas in oilfields and growing demand from industrial projects.

February 13, 2014

Oman's tourism sector has been exponentially growing over recent years, placing Muscat at the center of the industry in the GCC (File Archive)
08:46 GMT

You don't have to just take our word for it: data shows Oman's tourism is exponentially on the rise.