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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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. […]
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 […]
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; […]
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 […]
AirAsia X recently started direct flights in the Muscat-Bangkok sector, offering comfortable journey at economical rates. A Harikumar reports after enjoying a trip in the inaugural flight Travel by budget airlines is a money-saving option but is often thought of as a not-so-enjoyable experience, especially if it is a long-haul flight. However, Thai AirAsia X […]
A roundtable discussion on Health Safety and Environment (HSE) organised by the Nama Group and OER calls for a regulator or an authority to implement HSE regulations and sharing of best practices between companies Moderator: Welcome, everyone. Initially, we want to get your thoughts on HSE practices in the country. I would like to […]
APL Logistics announced the setting up APL Logistics Oman, a new joint venture company with Arab Global Logistics in Oman. APL Logistics Oman will spearhead efforts to develop Oman as a regional logistics hub to serve local and international customers in the Middle-East and East Africa, according to a press release. APL Logistics is the […]
Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa region, today announced it will increase its investment in Oman by OMR 515 million by 2020, reaffirming its long-standing commitment to the Sultanate.
According to Reuters report International Energy Agency (IEA) chief Fatih Birol has said that oil prices may have bottomed out, providing that the health of the global economy does not pose a concern.