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  • His Majesty receives thanks from UAE president
  • Trump's fake tweet about Oman goes viral
  • His Majesty the Sultan receives thanks cable from UAE President
  • Khalfan Al Mahrazy appointed as president of Knowledge Oman
  • Pak envoy acknowledges Omanis in promoting bilateral ties
  • Astronauts set to begin 'Mars mission' in Omani desert
  • Sayyid Fahd receives Union for International Cancer Control president
  • Republic Day of India celebration hockey festival on January 12
  • Kuwait prime minister visits Oman football fans injured in Gulf Cup ...
  • Kuwait Prime Minister visits injured Oman fans after Gulf Cup barrier ...
  • Sayyid Fahd receives European delegation
  • Four Indian Supreme Court judges criticise its functioning
  • Japan seeks Oman's support for free Indo-Pacific
  • Poland's president fires top ministers
  • Oman's economy seems to be in correction mode
  • Oman's economy to grow in 2018, research shows
  • Oman expects economy to grow by 3% in 2018
  • Investors plan 24 projects in Oman: Al Sunaidi
  • Oman unveils expansionary budget for 2018 with similar deficit to ...
  • Chambers of commerce: Bridging the PPP gap in Arab world
  • Today's Market View - Miners climb on positive economic growth data
  • Oman's economy seems to be in correction mode
  • Oman's economy to grow in 2018, research shows
  • Oman got OMR8b in foreign direct investment last year: Commerce ...
  • Oman expects economy to grow by 3% in 2018
  • Investors plan 24 projects in Oman: Al Sunaidi
  • India Inc's $1.5-bn Oman investment proposals likely to take off in ...
  • Banking sector continues to see robust growth
  • REITs to fuel liquidity in Oman real estate sector
  • Regional investors show interest in ONIC to invest in Oman, says ...
  • Oman's first waterpark to open in Salalah tomorrow
  • SpotLight
  • Ooredoo 4G Network Coverage Expanded by More Than 750 ...
  • Oman
  • Knowledge Report considers Oman's population growth by 2040
  • Volume of e-trade touches QR4bn
  • Qatar's population growth is slowing down in 2017
  • New melody in Qatar's airwaves
  • Oman exports 25m barrels of crude oil
  • Oman exports more LNG in move with implications for oil
  • Oman's exports drop 8% on decline in oil revenue
  • The quiet overachiever: Is Oman going to do better than its GCC ...
  • Oman imposes 100% service charge on tobacco products at airport ...
  • Exploring the China and Oman Relationship
  • Logistics industry voices concerns over oil prices
  • Significant milestone in ties between Singapore, Oman
  • Oman's budget deficit declines to RO3.2bn in first 10 months
  • UPDATE 1-Oman 2018 state budget lifts spending; little to reassure ...
  • Oman's budget deficit narrows to RO3bn for nine months
  • Oman's budget deficit for first 5 months narrows by 20% on higher oil ...
  • Oman's 4 month budget deficit narrows as oil revenue rises
  • Oman to privatise six state-owned enterprises
  • Oman's budget deficit narrows by 30% in H1
  • Oman's budget deficit estimated at OMR5b for 2016
  • MIDEAST DEBT-Oman issues largest bond as rising oil prices cheer ...
  • Moody's assigns (P) Baa2 rating to Oman's new global MTN ...
  • S&P cuts Oman debt to junk as cheap oil shrinks external reserves
  • Huge appetite for Oman's debt in global markets, says Standard ...
  • MIDEAST DEBT-Oman front-loading funding requirements with ...
  • The sultanate of Oman is taking a kicking
  • Oman considers taking early payments for oil to avoid new debt ...
  • There's huge appetite for Oman debt in international markets, says ...

    Oman Leaders


    President


  • His Majesty receives thanks from UAE president
  • Trump's fake tweet about Oman goes viral
  • His Majesty the Sultan receives thanks cable from UAE President

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Oman's ambassador calls on NA speaker
  • Unrest fomented by foreign enemies in Iran 'defeated'
  • Shura's visual identity, website inaugurated

    Prime Minister


  • Kuwait prime minister visits Oman football fans injured in Gulf Cup ...
  • Kuwait Prime Minister visits injured Oman fans after Gulf Cup barrier ...
  • Sayyid Fahd receives European delegation

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Sayyid Fahd receives European delegation
  • HRH Crown Prince thanked by Omani Deputy PM
  • Japan seeks Oman's support for free Indo-Pacific

    Minister of Economy


  • Investors plan 24 projects in Oman: Al Sunaidi
  • Oman VAT law is still being worked on, finance minister says
  • Tunisia's opposition urges more protests

    Minister of Agriculture


  • HE Sajwani declares agricultural quarantine areas in eight ...
  • Ministerial decision notifies agricultural areas
  • Oman- HE Sajwani declares agricultural quarantine areas in eight ...

    Minister of Culture


  • Oman launches new website
  • Indian minister praises Modi for demonetisation
  • Oman's tourism sector witnesses rapid progress

    Minister of Defense


  • HH the Amir congratulates Oman's Sultan Qaboos on 'Gulf Cup' title
  • New puppet, same puppet master in Poland
  • US encouraging 'new bloodshed' in eastern Ukraine, warns Russia

    Minister of Education


  • Education Council holds its first meeting of the year
  • Education ministry launches e-training project
  • 'Achieving excellence can save Oman money'

    Minister of Energy


  • OPEC doesn't need to rush to change oil supply pact: UAE
  • UPDATE 1-OPEC need not rush into changing oil pact - UAE
  • Iranian Envoy, Omani Energy Minister Discuss Gas Export Project

    Minister of Finance


  • Oman VAT law is still being worked on, finance minister says
  • South Korea plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, rattles market
  • Uzbekistan's Finance Ministry sacks hundreds in 'rat' purge

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Royal Office Minister receives Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister
  • Sayyid Fahd meets Japanese foreign minister
  • Iran and Oman agree: Saudi war against Yemen must stop

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Shura's visual identity, website inaugurated
  • Qatar's Embassies abroad host National Day events
  • Zimbabwe army ends intervention that led to Mugabe's ouster

    Minister of Justice


  • Four Indian Supreme Court judges criticise its functioning
  • South Korea plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, rattles market
  • Poland's president fires top ministers

    Minister of Health


  • Princess Dina Mired Al Hussein hails Oman efforts in healthcare field
  • 30 injured Omani fans recover, return home
  • HE Saeedi receives UICC delegation

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Saudi Arabia signs two MoUs for financing development projects in ...
  • Oman signs deals worth $210m with Saudi Fund for Development
  • Japan seeks cooperation under Indo-Pacific Strategy

    Minister of Sports


  • Oman's Sultan rewards footballers with land and cash
  • His Majesty honours OFA chief, football coach for Gulf Cup victory
  • His Highness Premier checks on wellbeing of wounded Omani fans

    Director of State Security Service


  • RAO celebrates graduation of cadets, officers
  • Driver rams German party headquarters in apparent suicide bid
  • Rohingya insurgents ambush Myanmar military truck, five wounded

    Chairman National Bank


  • Kish FTZ Chief Bolsters Oman Coop.
  • Oman Amateur Open winner to qualify for European Tour event
  • Brokerage firms back MCDC's share offer

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Haley's 'Smoking Gun' on Iran Met With Skepticism at UN
  • Oman- Kazakhstan to celebrate 26th Independence Day
  • Oman submits application to UN to extend its continental shelf

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Breaking Bannon
  • The regional repercussions of Honduras's botched election
  • Yemen Fast Facts

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Meet on commercial judiciary
  • Will be raising Rs 1000 cr for payment of dues to suppliers, vendors ...
  • Top stocks in focus on 08 January 2018

    Opposition


  • Tunisia's opposition urges more protests
  • Zimbabwean opposition leader Tsvangirai hints at stepping down
  • Turkey's nationalist opposition to back Erdogan in 2019 election

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Fisheries projects to contribute RO1bn to Oman's GDP by 2025 ...
  • Oman unveils expansionary budget for 2018 with similar deficit to ...
  • Oman issues $6.5bn bond in EM debt-raising flurry
  • Oman's economy seems to be in correction mode
  • Oman ratchets up its spending plans
  • Oman's budget deficit declines to RO3.2bn in first 10 months
  • Oman may delay VAT introduction to 2019
  • OCTAL to drive 2 projects of Tanfeedh's Petrochemical Lab
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    Investment

  • Oman got OMR8b in foreign direct investment last year: Commerce ...
  • Oman expects economy to grow by 3% in 2018
  • Investors plan 24 projects in Oman: Al Sunaidi
  • India Inc's $1.5-bn Oman investment proposals likely to take off in ...
  • Banking sector continues to see robust growth
  • REITs to fuel liquidity in Oman real estate sector
  • Regional investors show interest in ONIC to invest in Oman, says ...
  • Oman's first waterpark to open in Salalah tomorrow
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    Demographics

  • SpotLight
  • Ooredoo 4G Network Coverage Expanded by More Than 750 ...
  • Oman
  • Knowledge Report considers Oman's population growth by 2040
  • Volume of e-trade touches QR4bn
  • Qatar's population growth is slowing down in 2017
  • New melody in Qatar's airwaves
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    Export/Import

  • Oman exports 25m barrels of crude oil
  • Oman exports more LNG in move with implications for oil
  • Oman's exports drop 8% on decline in oil revenue
  • The quiet overachiever: Is Oman going to do better than its GCC ...
  • Oman imposes 100% service charge on tobacco products at airport ...
  • Exploring the China and Oman Relationship
  • Logistics industry voices concerns over oil prices
  • Significant milestone in ties between Singapore, Oman
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    Public Spending

  • Oman's budget deficit declines to RO3.2bn in first 10 months
  • UPDATE 1-Oman 2018 state budget lifts spending; little to reassure ...
  • Oman's budget deficit narrows to RO3bn for nine months
  • Oman's budget deficit for first 5 months narrows by 20% on higher oil ...
  • Oman's 4 month budget deficit narrows as oil revenue rises
  • Oman to privatise six state-owned enterprises
  • Oman's budget deficit narrows by 30% in H1
  • Oman's budget deficit estimated at OMR5b for 2016
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    Public Debt

  • MIDEAST DEBT-Oman issues largest bond as rising oil prices cheer ...
  • Moody's assigns (P) Baa2 rating to Oman's new global MTN ...
  • S&P cuts Oman debt to junk as cheap oil shrinks external reserves
  • Huge appetite for Oman's debt in global markets, says Standard ...
  • MIDEAST DEBT-Oman front-loading funding requirements with ...
  • The sultanate of Oman is taking a kicking
  • Oman considers taking early payments for oil to avoid new debt ...
  • There's huge appetite for Oman debt in international markets, says ...
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    Recent Econ Stats

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    2017-05-15ROCurrent Account MARˆ-273M ˆ -176.3M
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