June 27, 2013
Oman is the fastest growing market for smartphones in the GCC region with 65 per cent users switching to these devices, according to Ashrf Fawakherji, vice-president, Middle East, for Huawei.
June 23, 2013
BP has agreed a price for any gas produced from Oman's Khazzan project as part of a commercial framework agreement with the government, the British energy company said on Thursday.
June 18, 2013
Jordan are through to World Cup play-offs after beating Oman 1-0 in Amman.
A World Bank report has shown that the sultanate received US$39mn in remittances from Omani expatriates in 2012, ranking it 145th out of the 165 countries for which there is remittance inflow data.
The general index of the Muscat Securities Market (MSM) gained 0.40 per cent to close at 6509.94 points on Tuesday.
Helped by moderating global commodity prices and a strong US dollar, to which Oman keeps its currency pegged, the sultanate's annual inflation fell to a 40-month low in April.
June 17, 2013
Omani insurer Al Madina Insurance Company is planning to float an initial public offering (IPO) in the fourth quarter of this year in an attempt to change its status to a Shari’ah-compliant Takaful firm.
June 12, 2013
Most regional equity markets ended the day modestly higher amid expectations of a possible MSCI upgrade for UAE and Qatar to emerging market status.
June 11, 2013
The Muscat Securities Market continued to climb on Monday with strong buying support from local investors. The benchmark index gained 1.28 per cent before closing at a 52-week high of 6,633.41.
June 10, 2013
Taking cue from the strength in global equities, the Muscat Securities Market general index traded in positive territory, gaining 0.79 per cent to close at 6,549.61 on Sunday.
June 4, 2013
Nearly 22 per cent of Petroleum Development Oman's (PDO) oil production will be from enhanced oil recovery (EOR) by 2020, according to the head of new technology implementation at the company.
June 2, 2013
Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP), an upstream oil and gas subsidiary of Oman Oil Co, has awarded a US$40mn engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Construction Co (NPCC).
May 30, 2013
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is set to meet on Sunday so that member states may discuss the possibilities of putting Lebanese Shi'ite movement Hezbollah on the list of terror organisations, in light of its involvement in the Syrian civil war.
Mena Infrastructure Fund LP, a leading specialist infrastructure private equity fund, sponsored by Waha Capital PJSC, Fajr Capital Ltd and HSBC Group, has acquired a 20 per cent shareholding in Sohar Power Company SAOG.
With Indian companies and investors continuing to evince interest in Freezone Sohar, the economic hub is aiming to double investment from India to US$250mn in the coming two years from the present US$125mn.