Oman

October 6, 2003

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<b>Date:</b> Oct 6- Oct 10, 2003 <b>Location:</b> Oman International Exhibition Center, Muscat, Oman <b>Specifics:</b> Muscat International Fair (MIF) has a long-standing reputation for being Sul

October 4, 2003

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More than 262,000 Omani citizens are turning out at polling stations throughout the Sultanate on Saturday to cast ballots and decide who will represen

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The United States has told Israel it disapproves of plans to construct more than 600 new homes in West Bank settlements, the U.S. State Department sai

October 1, 2003

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Omani business conglomerate Suhail Bahwan is expected to purchase a 35 percent stake in the National Bank of Oman (NBO), reported Taib Securities. The deal is subject to the approval of the bank’s sha

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Lebanon received 191,129 tourists in August 2003, up 23.4 percent compared to the same period last year and up and seven percent compared to July 2003. Arab tourists made up the majority of the countr

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Moody's Investors Service placed on review for possible downgrade the D financial strength rating of National Bank of Oman (NBO). This action does not affect NBO's Baa3/Prime-3 ratings for foreign cur

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Fitch Ratings has upgraded Turkiye Is Bankasi’s Individual rating to D from D/E. At the same time the agency has affirmed its Long-term foreign and local currency ratings at B-, Support at 5 and Natio

September 30, 2003

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Two earthquakes rocked the northeastern Iranian border areas with Afghanistan on Tuesday, according to Iran's state television.   The quakes, which me

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Oman Polypropylene has mandated Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation as Structuring Bank to formulate a financing strategy and structure for its proposed new polypropylene plant to be constructed in

September 23, 2003

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Global Finance, New York has declared BankMuscat the Best Bank in Oman for the third successive year. The award will be presented to Chairman of BankMuscat Sheikh AbdulMalik Bin Abdullah Al-Khalili at

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HSBC has been recognized as Best Bank and Best Debt House in the Middle East by Euromoney magazine in its Awards for Excellence 2003. The Bank also won Best Debt House in the United Arab Emirates (UAE

September 17, 2003

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Saudis have come under fresh scrutiny lately by US and European investigators in Riyadh and in Israel for their political and financial support of the

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The US Trade and Development Agency has awarded Oman's Ministry of Transport and Communications a $460,000 grant to study the feasibility of using International Satellite Test Beds for advanced air tr

September 15, 2003

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Syrian Vice-President Abdulhalim Khaddam on Monday heads to Oman, where he will hold talks, focused on the regional situation and Iraq.   A presiden

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A Pakistani man was beheaded in Riyadh on Monday after being convicted of smuggling heroin into Saudi Arabia, said a statement released by the Interio