Oman

April 15, 2014

Big move: Oman government and BP in a joint collaboration (FIle/AFP)
11:14 GMT

Oman's government and BP signed a contract to develop the Khazzan gas field of Block 61 and will be completed by 2017.

April 7, 2014

The new liquefied petroleum gas plant is designed based on state-of-the-art technology and strict health, safety and environment principles
10:55 GMT

Oman Gas Company (OGC) on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with both Salalah Free Zone (SFZ) and Port of Salalah (POS) for building a world class liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) processing plant at SFZ and the storages and export facilities at the port.

April 6, 2014

The growth in non-oil exports in 2013 was mainly driven by exports to neighbouring countries UAE and Saudi Arabia
09:55 GMT

The sultanate posted total non-oil exports of RO3.8bn in 2013, a growth of nearly six per cent from RO3.59bn in the previous year.

Omani exporters wishing to access EU markets should be aware of the existing special requirements of their trading partners
07:55 GMT

Oman and the European Union (EU) are seeking to boost bilateral trade and investment by providing increased opportunities to the business communities on both sides to trade and exchange information.

April 1, 2014

Oman enjoys breathtaking nature and something for everyone to enjoy. (Image: Oman-nature.com)
14:05 GMT

Oman is working on promoting tourism in the Sultanate across its neighboring GCC countries.

Will the next famed sign of this nature be that of Muscat? (Image: albawaba.com)
10:28 GMT

The Sultanate has entered into a formal agreement with several Arab film organizations in a giant leap towards making Omani cinema a valuable resource hub.

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.