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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 […]

Cover Story
Cover Inside
The Wisdom of Leaders

OER asked some of Oman’s most influential CEOs about the best management lessons that they had learnt; how it helped them in managing their companies; and the seminal event that shaped their thinking, the challenges that honed their strategies. They share their insights, stories and wisdom in running corporations, building institutions, and managing people.  Muhammed Nafie reports […]

Industry
Face2Face
Cluster in the making

  Vinod Pittie, Chairman, ShriVallabh Pittie Group shares his views on the upcoming yarn plant in Sohar Freezone and its potential to create a one-of-its kind textile cluster in Oman. Mayank Singh reports   Can you share the reasons for setting up this plant in Sohar Freezone? Please give us a background of the group […]

Auto
Automotive
Ushering in a new sensibility

David Aziz, CEO-Automotive Products, Mohsin Haider Darwish is confident that the company’s new facility for Jaguar Land Rover will lead to a quantum leap in customer service and satisfaction. Mayank Singh reports     You are rebuilding and remodelling the Jaguar Land Rover showroom in Muscat presently. What is the idea behind this revamp? This […]

Banking
Bank Muscat
Propelling Growth

Bank Muscat’s Meethaq Islamic Banking was recently felicitated with the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Strategic National Development Initiatives at New Age Banking Summit 2018. Deputy CEO, Sulaiman Al Harthy talks about the rising prospects of Islamic finance in Oman and Meethaq’s plans for tapping potential areas of growth. Muhammed Nafie reports How is Oman’s […]

Interviews
Bob Dudley
‘Shale and reopening of Opec taps to cool oil market’

BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley expects a flood of US shale and the reopening of Opec taps to cool the oil market after crude rose above $80 a barrel this week. US President Donald Trump’s decision to exit an international nuclear deal with Iran and revive sanctions on the Opec member country, as well as […]

News
Oil oman
Oman’s crude oil production hits 29mn barrels

  The Sultanate’s production of crude oil and condensate in April 2018 reached 29,032,500 barrels, with a daily average of 967,750 barrels. Total exports of Oman Crude Oil in April 2018 reached 25,893,927 barrels, with a daily average of 863,131 barrels, according to the monthly report issued by the Ministry of Oil and Gas (MoG). […]