Category: ECONOMY

ECONOMY
Eng. Isam Al Zadjali, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Oil Company
OOCEP closes $1bn pre-export finance facility

Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production (OOCEP) has announced the successful signing of a $1bn loan facility to fund its continued growth and expansion. The new financing agreement is structured as a crude oil pre-export facility with a tenor of five years and contains an accordion option to allow additional funding of $500mn if required. […]

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 […]

ECONOMY
CBO
Oman committed to foreign exchange peg, says newly appointed CBO chief

Oman is committed to the rial’s currency peg against the US dollar, said the newly appointed executive president of Central Bank of Oman (CBO) on Sunday. Tahir Salim Al Amri, a former director-general of treasury and accounts at the Ministry of Finance, was speaking to Reuters on the sidelines of a meeting of Arab central […]

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 […]

Banking & Finance
CBO
Bank credit volume exceeds RO20bn till June 2017

The total bank credit of commercial banks in the Sultanate by the end of June 2017 stood at RO20,108.6mn  compared to RO19,348.1mn during the same period of 2016, comprising an increase of 3.9 per cent. The Statistical Quarterly Bulletin issued by the Research and Statistics Department of the Central Bank of Oman (CBO) said that the personal […]

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 […]

COMPANIES
SAP
Awasr and SAP to launch cloud services to drive business growth    

The Sultanate’s internet service provider Awasr and global digital transformation enabler SAP has planned to launch cloud services to drive business and economic growth, and job creation. Enabling business competitiveness, Awasr will provide Oman’s organisations with business solutions running on the SAP HANA enterprise cloud. Using these cloud-based business solutions, Oman’s organisations can easily adopt […]