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FROM THE PRINT EDITION
Andrew Anagnost
 Exploring new frontiers

Andrew Anagnost, President and CEO, Autodesk talks about how cloud, machine learning, artificial intelligence and generative design are going to create a whole new world of opportunities in the next decade. Mayank Singh reports fromAutodesk University 2017, Las Vegas    The business model transition to software as a solution (SaaS) at Autodesk took place under its former President and CEO, […]

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HE Darwish bin Ismail al Balushi
Poised for revival

The 2018 Budget has tried to maintain balance by cutting public expenditure without impacting funding of key development projects. The 2018 budget framework supports the general objectives of the Ninth Five-Year Development Plan, most importantly in achieving economic growth targets, promoting private sector involvement, completing ongoing development projects and creating jobs for the citizens. Oommen […]

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Indramani
Strength to strength

 HE Indramani Pandey, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman shares his thoughts on India-Oman bilateral relations on the occasion of the 69th Republic Day of India. An OER interview    How has India Oman bilateral trade progressed in 2017? India-Oman bilateral trade is continuing its upward trend after facing a decline during 2014-15 […]

FEATURES
BP Chart
Making a mark

BP has laid solid foundations at the first phase development of Khazzan gas field. Exporting Khazzan’s first volume of gas marks the end of a 10-year journey. Muhammed Nafie reports  When BP achieved first gas at its Khazzan field on September 22, 2017, safely, ahead of schedule and below budget, it was one of the […]

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PDO
Building a sustainable economy

The year 2018 will require operators and contractors to continue to focus on becoming more efficient, more agile, more productive in all their key business activities, says PDO Managing Director, Raoul Restucci What is PDO’s outlook for 2018? Notwithstanding the recent oil price increases, Oman is projecting sustained fiscal and current account deficits and PDO […]

Banking & Finance
abdul-razak-ali-issa
Maintaining performance momentum

In the prevailing economic situation, banks will require to maintain steady growth in loan book and deposit mobilisation, says Abdul Razak Ali Issa, Chief Executive, Bank Muscat How is Oman’s banking sector going to shape up in 2018? The banking sector will continue to play a key role in activating and shaping the economic future […]

Banking
Abdul Hakeem Al Ojaili
Enhancing customer experience

Abdul Hakeem Al Ojaili, CEO of BankDhofar, talks about the key highlights of Oman’s banking sector in 2017 and the outlook for 2018   Looking back, what were the key highlights of 2017 for the banking sector?   The banking sector faced challenges in overall credit growth triggering prudent lending strategy, due to the overall […]

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Christian Baudat
Delectable choices

  Rotana Hotel Management Corporation has ambitious plans, with 1,500 rooms in the pipeline. A new property at Al Mouj Muscat is scheduled to open in 2020, says Christian Baudat, Area General Manager – Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Oman in an interview with Oommen John P   As one of the newest hotels in […]

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BP Oman December 2013 Photography
Unlocking tremendous value

Dave Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, BP Oman, shares his thoughts on Khazzan Gas field and its salience for the Sultanate of Oman. An OER interview BP has built a city in the sand. What are the salient features of the Khazzan project? The amazing thing about Khazzan is its scale and the fact that four years ago there was […]

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MaxR
Energy efficiency

MaxR is an intermetallic compound technology that reduces air humidity by up to 50 per cent. Commercial establishments should use MaxR as it helps them save on the energy bills, says Dr Neel Mehta, Sales Director, CITC, Dubai, one of the leading logistics companies, in an interview with Oommen John P Can you share details on the uniqueness […]