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Politics


Political News


  • Market Reaction Causing High Oil Prices, Says Oman's Oil and Gas ...
  • 'Oman's Islamic banks see remarkable growth'
  • Oman, Russia, Syria, Turkey Condemn Attack in Iran
  • Oman School Sports Association, Sabco Sports sign agreement
  • Opposition candidate takes early lead in Maldives presidential election
  • Weather report: Rain expected in parts of Oman
  • Cosby sentencing is new milestone for #MeToo movement
  • India, Oman may talk on Duqm port, space agency
  • Oman most preferred destination for Nepalis
  • India seeks boosting strategic ties with Oman
  • His Majesty receives written message from Abe
  • Japan's successful economic model
  • Pakistan court frees ousted PM Nawaz, daughter
  • Blossoming of India-Oman Relations – Analysis
  • India, Oman may talk on Duqm port, space agency
  • Oman most preferred destination for Nepalis
  • Oman's economic growth poised for a rebound in 2018: CBO
  • NBFCs face challenges as assets decline and NPLs rise, says CBO
  • Oman's SMEs: Fuelling new economic growth for a brighter future
  • Japan's successful economic model
  • The emerging world's high achievers
  • How Oman Is Transforming To Stimulate Growth
  • Oman's GDP grows by 6.5% in first quarter of 2018
  • Top Omani firms to participate in Italian marble expo
  • Omani firms exhibit in Verona
  • 3453 Omanis committed to strengthen Bank Muscat leadership
  • Pakistan envoy hails efforts to boost ties
  • How Oman Is Transforming To Stimulate Growth
  • Investcorp launches its debut investment in China
  • Sohar Port participates in China investment summit
  • Top Omani firms to participate in Italian marble expo
  • Waste Not Want Not: Oman Produced 2.1 M Tons of Garbage in 2017
  • Japan's successful economic model
  • Omani firms exhibit in Verona
  • GPCA Fertilizer Convention focuses on global food security
  • Oman's SMEs: Fuelling new economic growth for a brighter future
  • Oman's exports rise 27% to OMR3.76bn
  • Oman's non-oil exports surge on robust Qatar demand
  • Oman's exports soar 22.7% to OMR12.6b
  • Analysis: Economy in Oman Is Recovering
  • Omani economy on recovery path, say financial experts
  • Oman exports 25m barrels of crude oil
  • Oman's non-oil exports jump 28% in first 10 months of 2017; imports ...
  • Credit Oman appoints Imaad Al Harthy as acting CEO
  • Oman's GDP up 6.5% in Q1
  • Oil prices slash Oman budget gap by nearly three-quarters in Jan-Feb
  • Oman budget deficit nearly halves in Jan-May as oil income balloons
  • Oman's budget deficit declines to RO3.2bn in first 10 months
  • Oman's fiscal deficit falls 46% to RO1bn in first 5 months of 2018
  • Oman's budget deficit narrows to RO3bn for nine months
  • UPDATE 1-Oman 2018 state budget lifts spending; little to reassure ...
  • Oman's GDP up 6.5% in Q1
  • Oil prices slash Oman budget gap by nearly three-quarters in Jan-Feb
  • Oman hires Standard Chartered to raise $1.2bn in debt
  • MIDEAST DEBT-Oman issues largest bond as rising oil prices cheer ...
  • S&P cuts Oman debt to junk as cheap oil shrinks external reserves
  • Huge appetite for Oman's debt in global markets, says Standard ...
  • There's huge appetite for Oman debt in international markets, says ...
  • Standard Chartered acts as joint lead manager for Oman's largest ...
  • Bahrain, Oman debt issuances in 2015 to meet fiscal gaps

    Oman Leaders


    President


  • Market Reaction Causing High Oil Prices, Says Oman's Oil and Gas ...
  • 'Oman's Islamic banks see remarkable growth'
  • Oman School Sports Association, Sabco Sports sign agreement

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Oman, Azerbaijan to exchange experiences in parliamentary affairs
  • Oman, Russia, Syria, Turkey Condemn Attack in Iran
  • Azerbaijan, Oman discuss ways of developing relations

    Prime Minister


  • India, Oman may talk on Duqm port, space agency
  • Oman most preferred destination for Nepalis
  • India seeks boosting strategic ties with Oman

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • His Majesty the Sultan receives written message from Japanese ...
  • Asa'ad takes part in Saudi Camel Festival closing ceremony
  • Oman- Sayyid Asaad receives invitation from Saudi Crown Prince

    Minister of Economy


  • Japan's successful economic model
  • Oman most preferred destination for Nepalis
  • Oman firm lays foundation stone for $350m sugar refinery

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Oman plan dedicated firm for marketing farm produce
  • Oman firm lays foundation stone for $350m sugar refinery
  • Fertilizer industry critical to tackling global food security

    Minister of Culture


  • Omani minister, guest of honour at Edinburgh tattoo event
  • National Day of Nepal celebrated
  • Our 2040 vision: Committee meets to steer Oman forward

    Minister of Defense


  • India, Oman may talk on Duqm port, space agency
  • Oman, Russia, Syria, Turkey Condemn Attack in Iran
  • Oman, UK to hold military drill in October

    Minister of Education


  • HE Dr Sa'eedi visits educational, health institutions in Washington DC
  • Minister takes part in donors meeting of Cambridge University
  • Health Minister meets US counterpart

    Minister of Energy


  • Saudi Energy Minister Rips Trump Tweet: 'I Do Not Influence Oil ...
  • Oil prices won't go above $80, says Oman minister
  • New center for solar research, innovation and sustainability in ...

    Minister of Finance


  • Our 2040 vision: Committee meets to steer Oman forward
  • New Brexit vote possible if May's plan rejected: Minister
  • Russian minister accuses US of destabilising oil market

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Oman condemns Iran terror attack
  • Oman- Sayyid Badr receives Croatian ambassador's credentials
  • Oman most preferred destination for Nepalis

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • More trafficked Ugandan women 'rescued' in Kenya
  • Government to find jobs for trafficking victims
  • Arab foreign ministers in full support of Bahrain

    Minister of Justice


  • Pakistan court frees ousted PM Nawaz, daughter
  • Omani husband of Hyderabad woman given talaq on Whatsapp ...
  • Omani gives talaq to ailing woman from Hyderabad over WhatsApp

    Minister of Health


  • Health Minister meets US counterpart
  • Ministry of Health launches Adult Diabetes Fellowship Programme
  • HE Dr Sa'eedi visits educational, health institutions in Washington DC

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Oman most preferred destination for Nepalis
  • Sezad campaign woos businesses from South Korea
  • ICC World Cup Trophy leaves Oman after a memorable tour

    Minister of Sports


  • ROP, AAA honour NBO for efforts in promoting sports, road safety
  • Oman Wins ICC Praise as 'High Performing Member'
  • Cricket: Grand welcome in store as ICC World Cup trophy arrives ...

    Director of State Security Service


  • Ooredoo Helps Businesses Avoid Cybersecurity Threats
  • Meethaq marks 5 year partnership in development of Oman's economy
  • Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane ...

    Chairman National Bank


  • UAE expats among 100 most Influential women in Middle East
  • CBO board holds third meeting of 2018
  • Oman- CBO board holds third meeting of 2018

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Arab group at UN condemn Israel's decision to destroy Palestinian ...
  • Urban planning expert to represent Oman at the Middle East Rail ...
  • Kudos for Kazakhstan's 'Leading Role' as UN General Assembly ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • White House denies details in Woodward book
  • Macron ex-bodyguard at centre of scandal to testify in public next week
  • POLITICO Playbook: A potential GOP October surprise

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Accuser of Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh agrees to testify to ...
  • NOC: Know your rights in Oman
  • Democrats protest as US high court nominee's chaotic hearing opens

    Opposition


  • Opposition candidate takes early lead in Maldives presidential election
  • Maldives opposition warns against bid to sway September election
  • Weather report: Rain expected in parts of Oman

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Oman's GDP up 6.5% in Q1
  • Oman's GDP grows by 6.5% in first quarter of 2018
  • Work on to triple share of mining in Oman's GDP by 2023
  • Oman GDP logs healthy first quarter gain
  • Oman's GDP rises 6.5pc to $18.27bn in Q1
  • The emerging world's high achievers
  • Japan's successful economic model
  • Oman 2017 GDP Grew by 8.7%
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    Investment

  • Top Omani firms to participate in Italian marble expo
  • Omani firms exhibit in Verona
  • 3453 Omanis committed to strengthen Bank Muscat leadership
  • Pakistan envoy hails efforts to boost ties
  • How Oman Is Transforming To Stimulate Growth
  • Investcorp launches its debut investment in China
  • Sohar Port participates in China investment summit
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    Demographics

  • Top Omani firms to participate in Italian marble expo
  • Waste Not Want Not: Oman Produced 2.1 M Tons of Garbage in 2017
  • Japan's successful economic model
  • Omani firms exhibit in Verona
  • GPCA Fertilizer Convention focuses on global food security
  • Oman's SMEs: Fuelling new economic growth for a brighter future
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    Export/Import

  • Oman's exports rise 27% to OMR3.76bn
  • Oman's non-oil exports surge on robust Qatar demand
  • Oman's exports soar 22.7% to OMR12.6b
  • Analysis: Economy in Oman Is Recovering
  • Omani economy on recovery path, say financial experts
  • Oman exports 25m barrels of crude oil
  • Oman's non-oil exports jump 28% in first 10 months of 2017; imports ...
  • Credit Oman appoints Imaad Al Harthy as acting CEO
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    Public Spending

  • Oman's GDP up 6.5% in Q1
  • Oil prices slash Oman budget gap by nearly three-quarters in Jan-Feb
  • Oman budget deficit nearly halves in Jan-May as oil income balloons
  • Oman's budget deficit declines to RO3.2bn in first 10 months
  • Oman's fiscal deficit falls 46% to RO1bn in first 5 months of 2018
  • Oman's budget deficit narrows to RO3bn for nine months
  • UPDATE 1-Oman 2018 state budget lifts spending; little to reassure ...
  • Oman's GDP up 6.5% in Q1
  • Oil prices slash Oman budget gap by nearly three-quarters in Jan-Feb
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    Public Debt

  • Oman hires Standard Chartered to raise $1.2bn in debt
  • MIDEAST DEBT-Oman issues largest bond as rising oil prices cheer ...
  • S&P cuts Oman debt to junk as cheap oil shrinks external reserves
  • Huge appetite for Oman's debt in global markets, says Standard ...
  • There's huge appetite for Oman debt in international markets, says ...
  • Standard Chartered acts as joint lead manager for Oman's largest ...
  • Bahrain, Oman debt issuances in 2015 to meet fiscal gaps
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-08-13ROCurrent Account JUN?-1052M?-810M00
    2018-08-10ROIndustrial Production YoY JUN3.60%4.30%00
    2018-08-10ROIndustrial Production MoM JUN-0.40%2%00
    2018-08-10ROInflation Rate YoY JUL5.40%5.50%00
    2018-08-09ROBalance of Trade JUN?-1.27B? -1.7B00
    2018-08-06ROInterest Rate Decision2.50%2.50%01
    2018-08-03RORetail Sales MoM JUN-0.10%1.9% ?-0.50%00
    2018-08-03RORetail Sales YoY JUN7.90%6.4% ?7.50%00
    2018-08-02ROPPI YoY JUN6.10%5.3% ?4.90%00
    2018-07-31ROUnemployment Rate JUN4.70%01