Gross domestic product (GDP) for non-oil sector in the first half of 2015 recorded a growth of 3.7 per cent to reach OMR8,949.0 million compared to OMR8,626.0 million in the corresponding period of 2014, official statistics showed.
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and GlassPoint Solar have broken ground on their landmark solar project ‘Miraah’. The site preparation and grading for the project, located at the Amal oilfield in southern Oman, began one month ahead of schedule.
HSBC Bank Oman S.A.O.G. announced today that it is doubling the size of its SME-focused International Growth Fund, initially launched last year. HSBC is committing an additional OMR 20 million to Oman’s international and internationally aspirant SMEs, bringing the total value of the Fund to OMR 40 million.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) today announced, that Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority is currently implementing investment projects with a cost of AED1.423 billion.
Al Madina Investment SAOG – one of the leading investment companies in Oman announced today a RO72 Million integrated healthcare complex to be constructed in Hail Al Seeb. In a press conference to announce the project, officials from Al Madina Investment unveiled plans to open launch a 225-bed tertiary care hospital, 120 keys three-star hotel apartments, 300 residential apartments, a fitness centre and a dedicated retail space within the premises. The multi-use healthcare complex will be known as Al Madina International Hospital with an anticipated opening in 2018.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will showcase the breadth of its unparalleled Bespoke programme at next week’s Dubai International Motor Show as it unveils a one-off special commission – the Bespoke Tiger Phantom Coupé.
National Bank of Oman (NBO) has mandated five leading banks to arrange investor meetings starting tomorrow ahead of a potential capital-boosting bond sale. In a statement to the Muscat Securities Market, the bank said it has mandated Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Credit Agricole, National Bank of Abu Dhabi and Standard Chartered for the potential offering.
The international credit rating agency Capital Intelligence (CI) on Tuesday said that it has affirmed Oman-based Ahli Bank’s financial strength rating (FSR) at ‘BBB’, in view of the bank’s very sound loan asset quality.
According to a key indicator released on Tuesday, the slump in oil prices affecting growth in private sectors in the two biggest Arab economies.