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Emerging leaner and stronger

Amid subdued oil prices, the 2017 budget aims at reducing budget deficit, rationalising public spending, revitalising non-oil revenues and enhancing their contributions in total government revenues. The government also intends to increase employment rates, achieve medium-term fiscal and economic stability and enhance public-private partnership to accelerate more investment projects and private sector initiatives. Oommen John P reports […]

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Weathering the storm

Lloyd Maddock, CEO of Ahlibank, shares his views on what 2017 holds in store for Oman’s banking sector. An OER interview Can you share your thoughts on the macro-economic situation and what in your opinion will be the big trends of 2017 in Oman and globally? The year 2016 has been a challenging and difficult […]

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Expanding opportunities

The next three years will witness big investments and massive developments in Duqm port, says Reggy Vermeulen, CEO, Port of Duqm Company in an interview with Oommen John P   Can you share with us a few highlights of Port of Duqm in 2016? A lot of contracts were awarded in 2016. This is an […]

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A learning curve

Qais Al Khalili, Chairman of Al Khalili Group, believes the current downturn will prove to be a blessing in disguise for economy as it will enable the corporates as well as the government to adapt and think proactively.  Muhammed Nafie reports   Oil prices are moving up in the wake of OPEC cuts. How is […]

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Growth-led opportunities

Khalid Ansari of KPMG Oman highlights the importance of cash flow management for companies to negotiate a challenging economic environment. Mayank Singh reports Looking back at 2016, what are your key takeaways in terms of Oman’s economy and the way the corporate sector has performed? The year 2016 was a challenging year. There are certain […]

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Multi-pronged growth

Sheikh Salim bin Ahmed AlGhazali, Chairman, Golden Group Holding, shares his plans for the group and thoughts on Oman’s economy   How was Golden Group Holding’s performance in 2016? Major global changes, particularly the international financial crisis which led to a continuous fall in oil prices, have had a direct and indirect impact on the […]

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Maintaining growth momentum

The future prospects of banking sector remains promising, despite the current economic slowdown, says HE Hamood Sangour Al-Zadjali Executive President, Central Bank of Oman, in an interview What are the areas that CBO needs to focus in 2017 to further support the banking sector? The banking sector in an economy performs the crucial role of […]