Category: Banking & Finance

Breaking barriers

Humayun Kabir, General Manager – Chief Wholesale Banking Officer, National Bank of Oman, talks about the performance of the bank’s Wholesale Banking Group and his outlook for the future. Excerpts from an interview with Muhammed Nafie.

A clear market leader

Meethaq Islamic Banking has adopted the best practices in Islamic banking and finance worldwide to combine a robust model which protects customers and complements the Islamic banking industry

In expansion mode

State Bank of India, Muscat has completed 10 years of its operation in the Sultanate recently. Rajesh Kumar Verma, CEO, speaks about the bank’s major milestones and achievements. An OER interview.


Christopher Fix, CEO of Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), talks about the strong performance of Oman Crude Oil Futures Contract and the $12-18bn annual trade finance opportunity which has not been tapped by the regional banks

Sustainable sports infrastructure

Bank Muscat handed over the sixth green playground, developed as part of its Green Sports initiative, to Al Qadsiya team in Adam.

On solid footing

Bank Muscat is well positioned to leverage on the large network of branches and other delivery channels to target the growth potential, says Chief Executive, AbdulRazak Ali Issa.

Precision personified

Lloyd Maddock, CEO, Ahlibank shares his insights on the initiatives and strategies that have enabled the bank to clinch the numero uno position on the Best Banks in Oman Survey.

Good tidings

HE Hamood Sangour Al-Zadjali, Executive President, Central Bank of Oman shares his views on Oman’s banking industry

Ahlibank to launch new headquarters on February 9

Ahlibank will hold a gala event to mark the official opening of its new corporate headquarters in Wattayah on February 9, under the auspices of HE Sultan bin Salim Al Habsi, scretary general of the supreme council for planning.

In expansion mode

An Islamic bank cannot establish itself only by virtue of offering sharia- compliant services, but has to prove its mettle in a highly competitive market by capitalising on emerging business opportunities with quality services and products, says Sulaiman Al Harthy, Head of Meethaq Islamic Banking, Bank Muscat.