Category: Zighlights



Banking
CBO
Gaining momentum

Conventional and Islamic banks in Oman maintain a steady growth in the first quarter of 2018    Oman’s banking sector continues to grow at a reasonable rate and has maintained its success in meeting the credit needs of all economic segments, with special emphasis on the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, which has resulted in […]

ECONOMY
Port Sohar
Robust growth

Oman’s export revenues rise 27 per cent to RO3.76bn in the first quarter of 2018 Oman recorded a robust 27.2 per cent growth in total export revenue in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the same period in 2017, according to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). The total export revenue for […]

Cover Story
OER_July
Shifting Landscape  

Oman’s tourism sector is getting a facelift with significant investment in hospitality infrastructure, prudent policy measures and effective international campaigns, in line with government’s 2040 strategy. Muhammed Nafie reports Acountry of breathtaking natural beauty interwoven with a kaleidoscope of history, legends and adventures, the Sultanate of Oman has tourism destinations that suit the taste of […]

Cover Story
Muriya - CEO Ahmed Dabbous1
On the cusp of change

Through a solid partnership with Oman’s Ministry of Tourism, Muriya has succeeded in transforming Salalah into a year-round tourism destination, as opposed to a seasonal destination during the months of Khareef. Excerpt from an interview with CEO, Ahmed Dabbous The National Tourism Strategy 2040 is looking to double the number of international visitors to 5 […]

AVIATION
SalamAir CEO Captain Mohamed Ahmed
Small is big

As a no-frills, low budget airline, Salam Air has proved beyond doubt that to excel, the sky is not the limit. Excerpts from an interview with CEO, Capt Mohammed Ahmed. David Solomon reports Could you talk about Salam Air’s operations, performance and major milestones since its launch? SalamAir has in its short lifespan of one […]

Cover Story
Oman Tourism-1
Industry-focussed

Oman Tourism College attaches great importance to making the academia more compatible with the industry requirements. Excerpts from an interview with Dean,  Dr Abdulkarim Al Mughairi. Muhammed Nafie reports Tourism is one of the vital sectors in Oman’s economic diversification plans. The government has outlined an ambitious tourism development strategy. How are your college’s vision […]

Interviews
CBO
On a solid footing  

HE Tahir bin Salim bin Abdullah Al Amri, Executive President of Central Bank of Oman, talks to OER about the initiatives and policy measures to strengthen Oman’s banking sector. Excerpts from an interview  What are the new policy measures taken by the Central Bank of Oman to strengthen the banking sector and make it compliant […]

Interviews
bayo
SUBAJ to revolutionise shopping & rewards system  

Based on blockchain, augmented reality, geodrop technology and social gamification, SUBAJ Global Network is going to completely transform the shopping and rewards system for the customers and merchants, says Adebayo Surakatu, Founder & CEO of the Germany based SUBAJ GmbH. Excerpts of the interview with him:   What are the inherent issues in the traditional […]

News
Port Sohar
Oman’s non-oil exports rise by 34 per cent

The Sultanate’s non-oil exports surged 33.6 per cent to reach OMR272.1 million in January 2018, from OMR203.6 million for the same period in 2017. Since prices of a number of petrochemical products are positively correlated to the global prices of energy, the Sultanate could gain immensely due to the recent rise in oil prices. A […]