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Gulf Gearing up for the New Normal

A decade of oil driven abundance looks to be fading for the Middle East with the first of what we expect to be a new cycle of rising budget deficits emerging in our forecasts for 2016 in Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Oman, says Simon Williams, chief economist, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, […]

Industry
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Assarain Group Chairman Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Lieutenant Colonel Said Salem Al Wahaibi, Chairman, Assarain Group of Companies, was recently felicitated with the coveted ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, in the recently held Dossier Construction Awards & Summit 2015 at Muscat. On his behalf, Mr.Khalid Al Wahaibi and Mr.Said Salem Al Wahaibi, received the award from the Chief Guest, His Excellency Yahya Said Abdullah […]

Infrastructure
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BIZZ ARABIC Awards to Celebrate Excellence

THE BIZZ ARABIC awards ceremony will recognise companies that have attained high-level of business excellence, on October 28 at The Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel. THE BIZZ is one of the most important business awards in the world, given out to leading businesspeople in each sector who stand out for their business excellence. They […]

Energy
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PDO to invest $600mn in world’s largest solar EOR plant

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and GlassPoint Solar are going to build the world’s largest solar EOR plant. Speaking about the project, Raoul Restucci, managing director, PDO said, “The world’s largest solar EOR project will deliver 1021MW (1GW) of peak thermal energy. This fantastic project is called ‘Miraah’, the Arabic word for mirror. With an investment […]

Industry
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First Muslim woman in space

The first Muslim woman and private female explorer in space, Dr Anousheh Ansari, was in Muscat recently to speak at the latest edition of the National Bank of Oman Chairman’s Speaker Series. Addressing an audience of public officials, business leaders, bank customers and students at Grand Hyatt Muscat, Dr Ansari shared stories about her pioneering […]