Category: Editor’s Pick

Editor's Pick
Lee Chee Khian
Building Blocks of Sustainable Development

Lee Chee Khian, CEO of Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm, talks about how the region is getting kitted out to attract foreign investors and emerge as Oman’s manufacturing hub How is manufacturing sector going to contribute to Oman’s future economic development? And how Duqm is going to be an enabler of this transition? Currently […]

Shifting Dynamics

  OER Summit explores new imperatives in HR and finance.  HE Dr Rasheed bin Al Safi Huraibi, Chairman, Oman Tender Board, presents OER Top20 and Excellence Awards at the Summit CEOs, CFOs, senior HR executives and international and GCC-based industry experts discussed a range of business solutions related to cash flow management, disruptive technology, performance […]

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Real Estate-1
Economies of scale

Renaissance Village Duqm which will be fully operational in April, 2017 can provide quality accommodation at affordable rates for close to 17,000 workforce at Duqm free zone. Muhammed Nafie reports Oman will be setting a new standard in providing quality workforce accommodation when Renaissance Village Duqm, an iconic 17,000-bed facility to accommodate people working for […]

Best Banks in Oman Survey 2017
Strong supervisory framework

The OER-GBCM Best Bank’s in Oman survey 2017 shows a robust performance by the banking sector despite strong headwinds Banking sector regulations and reforms by the Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has resulted in a strong and resilient banking system in the Sultanate over the years. Adherence to a strict and disciplined monetary policy, risk-based […]

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  The success of Barka Grand Center in a short span has opened a new mall category – suburban community shopping and entertainment destination – in Oman. Buoyed by the encouraging response from the visitors and tenants, Barka Grand Center is moving ahead with the second phase of development. Akshay Bhatnagar reports When we think […]

Cover Story
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 […]

Imprint on Nation

Coinciding with the 46th National Day, Bank Muscat’s Imprints for the nation is a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership in social responsibility with four key programmes to inculcate financial literacy, promote sustainable tourism, sustain green environment and encourage enriched lifestyle Leading by example is the forte of Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate. […]

Designed for Convenience

The Volkswagen Tiguan Drive Experience organised recently by Volkswagen and Wattayah Motors from Muscat to Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort, one of Oman’s most picturesque locations provided a closer look at the new Tiguan’s technology, state of the art features and experiencing its true capabilities first hand. Oommen John P reports   Distinctively designed, the new […]

Editor's Pick
Tailor-made exclusivity

Julian Ayers, Regional Vice President – India and Middle East and Guy Heywood, Chief Operating Officer – Asia, Commune Hotels and Resorts share Alila Jabal Akhdar’s offerings for corporate clients. Mayank Singh reports Why should corporate clients consider Alila Jabal Akhdar for meetings and conferences?  Julian Ayers: You get a fantastic location on the mountain; […]

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Maserati Levante (65)
Luxury inside and out

Maserati Levante’s design brings a new concept to the SUV world, combining spaciousness and coupé lines It’s nothing short of exhilarating to get behind the wheel of a Maserati Levante and navigate Muscat’s roads and the inland mountain routes in Oman. With its elegant surfaces, spacious leather seats, intuitive on-board controls and exceptional engineering, Maserati’s […]