Category: Special Reports

SME Oman
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Zubair SEC member launches hi-tech delivery truck

To ensure the business growth of her Al Rawaye Al Shamikha poultry farm, Zubair Small Enterprises Centre (Zubair SEC) member Aliya Abdullah al Nahbani has launched a hi-tech refrigerated delivery truck. Aliya Abdullah al Nahbani, the winner of Zubair SEC’s Direct Support Programme for the year 2016, is the founder of the thriving Al Rawaye […]

Never waste a crisis

OER Business Summit 2017 calls for collaborative efforts and push for public-private partnerships Industry leaders at the OER Business Summit 2017 called for collaborative efforts between various stakeholders, concerted push for public-private partnerships and transparency to drive forward growth in the Sultanate. Organised by Oman Economic Review (OER), the Sultanate’s premium and must read business […]

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Gateways to future growth

Ports and free zones are becoming game-changers for Oman’s long-term economic growth, as the government is  focusing on logistics to supplant the hydrocarbon sector as the nation’s economic mainstay. Muhammed Nafie reports The chronicle of Oman’s history abounds in fascinating accounts of maritime exploits. Remnants of a 4,500-year-old Reed Boat, excavated from Ras Al Jinz, vouch […]

Boosting SME funding

Sharakah introduces some changes in funding scheme by increasing the fund limit to RO350,000, in addition to reducing the interest rate and increasing the credit period for its bill discounting scheme Fund for Development of Youth Projects (Sharakah) has recently announced some changes in their funding schemes, increasing the fund limit from RO200,000 to RO350,000, […]

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Zubair SEC, CA Group sign MoU

With the aim to enhance members’ capacities and professionalism, and provide cross selling opportunities for its members, Zubair Small Enterprises Centre (Zubair SEC) and CA Group Company have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The cooperation between the two parties was signed in the presence of executive representatives of Zubair SEC and CA Group company. […]

Imprint on Nation

Coinciding with the 46th National Day, Bank Muscat’s Imprints for the nation is a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership in social responsibility with four key programmes to inculcate financial literacy, promote sustainable tourism, sustain green environment and encourage enriched lifestyle Leading by example is the forte of Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate. […]


Benchmark human resources development initiatives gain momentum Jadara, a unique management development programme launched by Bank Muscat to build a potential leadership pipeline, has gained momentum. In step with its dynamic ‘Let’s Do More’ vision and commitment to partnership in development of Omani talents, the Jadara Management Development Programme launched in collaboration with Duke Corporate […]


Bank Muscat on track to sustain banking excellence The journey at Bank Muscat began more than three decades ago with the mission of creating value for every individual and the nation. Thanks to the endorsement by the largest banking family in Oman, Bank Muscat prides itself to be the No. 1 bank in the Sultanate. […]


Meethaq attains leading position in Islamic banking service In about three years of operations, Meethaq, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, has attained the leading position in Islamic banking industry in the Sultanate in terms of financing receivables, branch network, products and services, IT infrastructure development and human resources. Meethaq extends […]

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Maximising opportunities

A roundtable discussion on ‘In Country Value – Challenges and Opportunities’ organised by Nama Group calls for identifying and tapping the potential of ICV in the electricity sector and for more concerted efforts by the government and corporates to support SMEs.