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GEARED TO MEET CHALLENGES

Overall reduction in property values and new projects will see reduction or no growth in property, engineering and energy sectors. Medical and life segments may however see growth, albeit at a slower pace, says A R Srinivasan, CEO, Falcon Insurance Company.

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CREATING BROAD NICHES

N S Vijaya Kumar, CEO, Infrastructure Group, Khimji Ramdas is not worried about the year ahead, but strikes a cautionary note on 2016. An OER report.

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SYNERGIES AT WORK

Greg Young, CEO, Ooredoo in Oman explains the rationale of having a single brand across countries and the expected benefits of the rebranding. An OER report.

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ALL-ROUND GROWTH

Ahmed Al-Musalmi, CEO, National Bank of Oman shares his thoughts on the bank’s performance, initiatives and what lies in store for 2015 with Mayank Singh.

REALITY CHECK

The Gulf region has had 10 years of abundance. But that decade of plenty is done. The drop in oil prices will hurt performance in the near term, even if the Gulf’s buffers are powerful enough to ensure there is no crisis, says Simon Williams, chief economist, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, at HSBC.

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Make a Plan

The second session of Oman Debate 2012 titled ‘Freezones and Industrial Areas: Powerhouses of tomorrow- Opportunities and Challenges’ witnessed spirited deliberations on the accountability of the government and corporates, transparency, industrial relations, reformation of labour law etc. Excerpts. Tim: We will get from the panel a sense of where they are on the question ‘Is […]

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Is Oman Future Ready?

Oman Debate 2012 sets a roadmap for the Sultanate’s socio-economic development in the coming years. Excerpts from Session 1, titled ‘Is Oman Future Ready?’ which threw fresh insights into shaping a better tomorrow for the country.

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Meet the future halfway

Excerpts from the speech of HE Ali Bin Masoud Al Sunaidi, Minister of Commerce and Industry, at Oman Debate 2012.

Tougher choices for Kuwait

Kuwait is considering a review of its too generous subsidy programme, with the Emir recently calling on legislators to find ways to stop ‘the squandering of the country’s resources’.



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