His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has received cables of greetings from State Council Chairman Dr. Yahya bin Mahfoudh Al Mantheri, Majlis Al Shura Chairman Khalid bin Hilal Al Ma’awali, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi and Lt-Gen. Hassan bin Mohsen Al Shraiqi, Inspector General of Police and Customs, on the occasion of the 45th Glorious National Day.
Global trade flows have fallen dangerously close to levels usually associated with a global recession, although actions taken by China and others should ensure a pick-up in 2016, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said in a report on Monday.
Central government employees should not be allowed to earn annual increments if they fail to meet performance criterion, the Seventh Central Pay Commission has recommended even as it sought upgradation of performance benchmark to “very good” from “good” level.
Oman’s nominal gross domestic product fell 14.2 per cent to OMR13.552 billion from OMR15.791 billion for the same period last year as weak crude prices took a toll on the oil sector.
According to Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services, the fast-growing Islamic finance industry is set to slow down next year over the sharp fall in oil revenues and rapid regulatory changes.
The outlook for India’s power sector remains negative due to evident structural challenges, Moody’s Investors Service said on Thursday, while assigning a stable outlook for the power sector in the Asia Pacific, except Japan.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected the Sultanate’s economic growth at 4.4 per cent during 2015, up from 2.9 per cent the previous year. This comes alongside rating agency Standard and Poor’s estimation on Wednesday of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth by 3.4 per cent during 2015-18, second to Qatar among the Gulf […]
Oman’s female population has enjoyed considerable freedom well before the establishment of the modern Sultanate in 1970. Traditional Omani society afforded women an important role in society, as maintainers of the family unit and, in many cases, local communities and regional social organisations. Since His Majesty Sultan Qaboos took power 45 years ago, the state has codified women’s rights in a wide variety of laws and rulings.