Category: COMPANIES

Oman Qatar Insurance steady on first day of listing

Oman Qatar Insurance Company’s (OQIC) shares closed at 160 baisas on listing on the Muscat Securities Market (MSM). The company offered shares on the Muscat bourse at the same price in one-month subscription. A total of 1.06 million shares were traded on the bourse on the first day of listing, generating a turnover of OMR168,843. […]

COMPANIES
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KPMG encourages companies to prepare for value added tax

Companies in Oman can learn from the experience of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) when they implement Value Added Tax (VAT) in January 2018 and thereby avoid potential pitfalls, according experts at a recent seminar organised by the Entrepreneur’s Organisation of Oman in collaboration with KPMG. The implications of introducing VAT in […]

Banking & Finance
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Ominvest plans to raise RO50mn in bond issue

Oman International Development and Investment Company is gearing up to publicly issue an RO50mn perpetual bond to seize future growth  Perpetual bonds valued at RO50mn will be issued by Oman International Investment and Development Company (Ominvest), a leading investment holding company in the Mena region. The bond issue, which will be a public issue, will […]

COMPANIES
Shell
Shell Oman celebrates Shell Eco-marathon 2017 teams

Shell Oman organised a special ceremony to recognise the student teams that represented Oman in Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2017, which was held in Singapore earlier this year. The ceremony was held under the auspices of HH Sayyida Dr Mona bint Fahd al Said, assistant vice-chancellor for international cooperation, Sultan Qaboos University. The teams from Sultan […]

Sabco Group launches sports agency to boost industry in Oman

Sabco Group has announced the creation of a new company in the Sabco Group. Sabco Sports has been set up to lead the growing sports industry in Oman and to take advantage of the huge growth in sports in the region in the coming years. Sabco Sports will be Oman’s premier sports agency, focusing on […]

COMPANIES
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Muriya launches phase II of Lagoons in Hawana Salalah

  Muriya’s flagship destination, Hawana Salalah, and Dhofar’s only Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC), sold out Phase I of its new residential project, Lagoons, in just four weeks during its soft launch this August. Phase II of the Lagoons Project has just been launched with a range of freehold properties starting at RO28,000, entitling non-Omani buyers to […]

Banking & Finance
Al IZZ
Alizz Islamic Bank to finance expansion of Gutech facility

Alizz Islamic Bank has signed an agreement with Oman Educational Services (OES) to finance the expansion of German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech)’s facilities and student accommodation. OES is the owner company of GUtech. As per the agreement, the financing facilities will be used for the construction of an additional academic building at GUtech […]

COMPANIES
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PDO-backed drilling equipment factory opens in Nizwa

A new PDO-backed factory which will manufacture key well equipment for the oil and gas industry has been officially opened in Nizwa. The Omani company Gulf Energy established the Fishing & Remedial Experts Enterprise (FREE) facility which is set to create up to 70 jobs for nationals. PDO has signed a 10-year contract with FREE […]

Banking & Finance
Oman-India Connect Forum Panel Discussion
Oman-India Business Connect Forum highlights investment opportunities

 ‘Oman-India Business Connect Forum’, hosted by Meethaq, the Islamic banking window of Bank Muscat, spotlighted investment opportunities for Indian investors in Oman as well as new possibilities and collaborations in Islamic banking and finance vis-à-vis the investment opportunities in Oman. Organised against the backdrop of Oman’s strategic economic diversification programme and the emergence of Islamic […]

Banking & Finance
Bank Muscat baituna finance for Boulevard Tower
Bank Muscat, Imdad join hands to promote Boulevard Tower project

Bank Muscat and Imdad Real Estate Development Company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide attractive baituna home finance for exclusive residential units in the Boulevard Tower project in Muscat Hills. Abdullah Tamman Al Mashani, deputy general manager – institutional sales and products development, and Sheikh Abdullah Al Khalili, Director of Imdad Real Estate […]