Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, has won the Best Bank in Middle East and Africa for Liquidity Risk Management award by the Asian Banker. The bank is the first in the region to win this prestigious award from the Asian Banker.
India’s Minister of Finance Mr. Arun Jaitley, will be launching the inaugural Arab India Economic Forum 2015 scheduled to be held on 16-17 November at Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE.
Part of its strategic growth plan and continuous efforts to finance large-scale projects across the Sultanate, Maisarah Islamic Banking Services signed an agreement with Shaza Oman to finance the construction of its flagship 5-star hotel in Muscat.
Ooredoo has opened a vibrant new franchise store in Rustaq, with its long-term partner and store operator Enhance, a WJ Towell company. This new franchise, Ooredoo’s 11th concept store, was inaugurated by Sheikh Mahmood Abdullah Al Saidi, Deputy Wali of Al Rustaq, alongside members of Ooredoo’s management team.
Khimji’s Watches, the home of luxury in Oman, is now showcasing the classic yet stylish Happy Hearts collection from Chopard. In 2015, the Geneva-based company has revisited this collection by approaching it from a whole different angle. Throughout the Happy Hearts jewellery collection, the traditionally openwork hearts now welcome ‘solid’ turquoise, onyx or mother-of-pearl hearts […]
The National Business Centre (NBC) which falls under the umbrella of the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) is incubating successful models of Small and Medium Enterprises which are continually growing and expanding further aiming at contributing to the advancement of the Sultanate. Among these successful models are Al Salama Fire Engineering Consultancy of its founder Hilal Al Rawahi, and Taraneem Design of its owner Sumaiya Al Ghaithi.
In line with its ongoing plans to expand its presence in the Middle East and Africa region, 3M, a science-based company that inspires creative collaboration, announced the opening of its office in Oman. The new office was officially inaugurated by Ippocratis Vrohidis, 3M Area Vice President for Middle East and Africa; Terrence Zwambila, Managing Director of 3M Gulf; Alex Arzoumanian, 3M Country Manager for Oman in the presence of a number of government officials and industry leaders.
As part of its commitment towards the environment and sustainable development in Oman, Shell Oman has recently signed a sponsorship agreement with the Environment Society of Oman (ESO). The agreement signed by Chris Breeze, Shell’s Country Chairman in Oman; Adil bin Ismail Al Raisi, Managing Director of Shell Oman Marketing Company; and Her Highness Sayyida Tania bint Shabib Al Said, President of the Environment Society of Oman, will fund a study on acoustic research of Arabian Sea Humpback Whales in Oman.
Emaar Founder and Chairman, HE Mohamed Alabbar, shared his inspirational career and life story at NBO Chairman’s Speaker Series. Mayank Singh reports. He grew up in a one-room house with nine siblings in the 1960s; but currently heads a company which has built iconic structures like Burj Khalifa – the tallest building and Dubai Mall – the largest shopping mall in the world, and is ranked as the world’s second most powerful Arab business leader after HRH Prince Al Waleed bin Talal.