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  • His Majesty the Sultan receives thanks from Egypt
  • SNC-Lavalin gets contract for $1.9-billion chemical plant in Oman
  • Income tax committee members announced in Oman
  • Congo's Bemba seeks release after war crimes acquittal
  • His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, President Xi Jinping exchange greetings
  • Trump-Kim summit outcome pleases China
  • SNC-Lavalin bags $1.5bn design and build contract for Oman ...
  • His Majesty the Sultan receives thanks cable from President of ...
  • Italy prepares to send hundreds of migrants to Spain
  • Trump-Kim summit outcome pleases China
  • Pedro Sanchez sworn in as new Spanish prime minister
  • India's ISRO to collaborate with Oman for space programme
  • 'It's best for Spain', says ousted prime minister Rajoy
  • Indian Embassy encourages residents in Oman to Celebrate 4th ...
  • Malaysia to reopen embassy in North Korea, says Mahathir
  • New Italian economy minister vows to stay in euro
  • Registrations open for Indian embassy's International Day of Yoga ...
  • Oman: Safety Nets Alert Platform (SNAP) Country Dashboard - May ...
  • UAE non-oil economic growth slows slightly: Central bank
  • Turkish economy grows 7.4% in first quarter of 2018
  • S&P's predicts positive growth for Oman's economy
  • Qatar Oman Pact to Boost Cooperation in Education
  • Nigeria's economic growth slows for first time since end of recession
  • Oman's banking sector posts reasonable growth
  • With #rate hike in the bag, focus turns to #Fed's policy language
  • New Italian economy minister vows to stay in euro
  • Oman: Safety Nets Alert Platform (SNAP) Country Dashboard - May ...
  • Oman Fisheries embarks on ambitious growth plan
  • MCH to manage Oman-Spain investment fund
  • Oman's construction sector growth best in Mideast: Report
  • Oman-India fund invests $15mn in automotive firm, eyes growth
  • Oman's non-oil exports surge by 34%
  • Boohoo rides online retail road as others fall away
  • Oman India Joint Investment Fund backs NBFC Annapurna Finance
  • Omani women play significant role in country's growth
  • Oman's private school market can grow to $1.8bn in next five years ...
  • Social media user numbers in Oman up by over 600000 since 2017
  • Post Brexit, Sturgeon aims to boost immigration to Scotland
  • The Modi-Erdoğan parallel
  • GCC's real estate sector is on a recovery path
  • Could Oman be the next 'it' luxury travel destination?
  • MOL Logistics signs agency agreement with Al Madina Logistics in ...
  • Omani women play significant role in country's growth
  • Oman's exports soar 22.7 per cent
  • Oman exports 25m barrels of crude oil
  • Oman's exports soar 22.7% to OMR12.6b
  • Credit Oman appoints Imaad Al Harthy as acting CEO
  • Omani, Sudani business officials hold trade talks in Khartoum
  • Oman exports more LNG in move with implications for oil
  • Oman's non-oil exports jump 28% in first 10 months of 2017; imports ...
  • Helping to boost Oman's exports
  • Oman's exports soar 22.7 per cent
  • 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 budget deficit for first five months falls 20 per cent
  • Oman's budget deficit slips to OMR2.4b in the first half
  • Oman's budget deficit crosses OMR4b-mark on falling oil revenue
  • Oman's budget deficit estimated at OMR5b for 2016
  • Oman's budget deficit declines to RO3.2bn in first 10 months
  • 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 ...
  • The sultanate of Oman is taking a kicking
  • Oman considers taking early payments for oil to avoid new debt ...
  • Oman set to see balanced budgets from 2023
  • There's huge appetite for Oman debt in international markets, says ...
  • MIDEAST DEBT-Oman front-loading funding requirements with ...
  • Bahrain, Oman debt issuances in 2015 to meet fiscal gaps

    Oman Leaders


    President


  • His Majesty the Sultan receives thanks from Egypt
  • Trump-Kim summit outcome pleases China
  • Rouhani asks Macron for action to save nuclear deal

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Iraq's parliament speaker calls for parliamentary election rerun
  • Lebanese parliament re-elects Berri as speaker
  • Jordan's king replaces PM to defuse protests

    Prime Minister


  • PM Abadi says opposed to repeat of Iraq election
  • Italy prepares to send hundreds of migrants to Spain
  • Trump-Kim summit outcome pleases China

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Sanchez appoints majority of women in Spain's new cabinet
  • Qatar-Oman relations reviewed
  • Council of Ministers hails efforts undertaken during Mekunu

    Minister of Economy


  • New Italian economy minister vows to stay in euro
  • 'Omanisation policies not helping private sector'
  • Italy's PM-designate still stymied over economy minister pick

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Agriculture minister honours girl STEM competition winners
  • Majlis Al Shura focus on water security dialogue
  • Oman lifts poultry import ban from two Indian states

    Minister of Culture


  • 'Omanisation policies not helping private sector'
  • Cyclone Mekunu subsides after lashing Oman, killing 2
  • India's Taj Mahal turning yellow due to pollution

    Minister of Defense


  • Singapore to bear some costs of Trump-Kim summit, says defence ...
  • From inside North Korea, clues about Kim's agenda
  • Israeli official says now's the time to drive wedge between Russia, Iran

    Minister of Education


  • Agriculture minister honours girl STEM competition winners
  • Oman & Ireland sign MoU on higher education
  • Ministry considering postponing exams as tropical storm nears Oman

    Minister of Energy


  • Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: TOTAL's Oman MOU, Rex Energy's ...
  • India-Oman discuss energy, food security
  • Oman entrepreneurs discuss energy, food security with PM Modi

    Minister of Finance


  • German minister proposes Europe-wide unemployment insurance ...
  • 'Omanisation policies not helping private sector'
  • Income tax committee members announced in Oman

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Oman, Kazakhstan sign pact on visa exemption
  • Amir meets Omani foreign minister
  • Omani women play significant role in country's growth

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Qatari crisis: Stagnant boycott with no prospects for resolution - Daily ...
  • US urges China to account for the 'ghosts' of Tiananmen protests
  • Mattis says US seeks results-oriented ties with China

    Minister of Justice


  • Cabinet supports Oman, Yemen in facing cyclone aftermath
  • Don't tie our hands in Brexit talks, UK govt tells parliament
  • Qatar says it is taking UAE to International Court of Justice

    Minister of Health


  • Omani to head WHO for the Eastern Mediterranean region
  • OMR2.3mn Sultan Qaboos National Hyperbaric Centre set to open
  • Amir reviews relations with Oman Minister

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Transport minister inspects transport infrastructure in Dhofar
  • Norway to invite more US Marines amidst Russia fears
  • Mwasalat halts services on some routes to Salalah

    Minister of Sports


  • Cabinet supports Oman, Yemen in facing cyclone aftermath
  • Sport puts Wales on the map – which is why it's time for a Welsh ...
  • Khimji Ramdas honoured by Ministry of Sports Affairs

    Director of State Security Service


  • Congress seeks to insulate Oman from Yemen instability
  • Kremlin critic turns up alive on TV after reported murder
  • Russia jails Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko for spying

    Chairman National Bank


  • Bank Sohar appoints Ahmed Al Musalmi as CEO
  • Alizz Islamic and Oman Arab Bank launch merger talks
  • Bank Sohar appoints Ahmed al Musalmi as new CEO

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Oman takes part in ILO session
  • Bahrain condemns extreme violence against Palestinians
  • Bahrain condemns violence against Palestinians

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • French prosecutor opens probe into Macron's chief of staff Kohler
  • Contracts signed to build new gas engine power plant
  • Trump says Kim is "very smart", that N.Korea to denuclearise "very ...

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • What is SAP Leonardo? Everything you need to know about SAP's ...
  • The Morning Risk Report: Banks Declined Obama-Era Offer to Help ...
  • Oman extends closure of Salalah airport through Saturday due to ...

    Opposition


  • Syrian president denies Russia makes decisions for him
  • Congo's Bemba seeks release after war crimes acquittal
  • World Cup: Poland aim for rare group stage progress

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Oman Oil Mulls 10% Stake Sale In Khazzan Gas Field For About $1 ...
  • New Italian economy minister vows to stay in euro
  • Empowering Oman's youth to drive its new agile economy
  • Can Duqm become the Arab world's next 'great city?' Oman hopes a ...
  • Australia posts strongest growth in 2 years
  • UAE non-oil economic growth slows slightly: Central bank
  • High airfares may play spoilsport with Eid vacation plan
  • Turkish economy grows 7.4% in first quarter of 2018
  • Oman's Steering Committee for the Mining Sector holds review ...
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    Investment

  • Oman: Safety Nets Alert Platform (SNAP) Country Dashboard - May ...
  • Oman Fisheries embarks on ambitious growth plan
  • MCH to manage Oman-Spain investment fund
  • Oman's construction sector growth best in Mideast: Report
  • Oman-India fund invests $15mn in automotive firm, eyes growth
  • Oman's non-oil exports surge by 34%
  • Boohoo rides online retail road as others fall away
  • Oman India Joint Investment Fund backs NBFC Annapurna Finance
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    Demographics

  • Omani women play significant role in country's growth
  • Oman's private school market can grow to $1.8bn in next five years ...
  • Social media user numbers in Oman up by over 600000 since 2017
  • Post Brexit, Sturgeon aims to boost immigration to Scotland
  • The Modi-Erdoğan parallel
  • GCC's real estate sector is on a recovery path
  • Could Oman be the next 'it' luxury travel destination?
  • MOL Logistics signs agency agreement with Al Madina Logistics in ...
  • Omani women play significant role in country's growth
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    Export/Import

  • Oman's exports soar 22.7 per cent
  • Oman exports 25m barrels of crude oil
  • Oman's exports soar 22.7% to OMR12.6b
  • Credit Oman appoints Imaad Al Harthy as acting CEO
  • Omani, Sudani business officials hold trade talks in Khartoum
  • Oman exports more LNG in move with implications for oil
  • Oman's non-oil exports jump 28% in first 10 months of 2017; imports ...
  • Helping to boost Oman's exports
  • Oman's exports soar 22.7 per cent
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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 budget deficit for first five months falls 20 per cent
  • Oman's budget deficit slips to OMR2.4b in the first half
  • Oman's budget deficit crosses OMR4b-mark on falling oil revenue
  • Oman's budget deficit estimated at OMR5b for 2016
  • UPDATE 1-Oman 2017 state budget projects smaller deficit ...
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    Public 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 ...
  • The sultanate of Oman is taking a kicking
  • Oman considers taking early payments for oil to avoid new debt ...
  • Oman set to see balanced budgets from 2023
  • There's huge appetite for Oman debt in international markets, says ...
  • MIDEAST DEBT-Oman front-loading funding requirements with ...
  • Bahrain, Oman debt issuances in 2015 to meet fiscal gaps
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-07-31ROUnemployment Rate JUN4.70%00
    2018-07-30ROBusiness Confidence JUL-0.0500
    2018-07-30ROConsumer Confidence JUL00
    2018-07-16ROCurrent Account MAY?-740M00
    2018-07-12ROIndustrial Production YoY MAY5.10%00
    2018-07-12ROIndustrial Production MoM MAY-1.40%00
    2018-07-11ROInflation Rate YoY JUN4.40%00
    2018-07-10ROBalance of Trade MAY00
    2018-07-06ROGDP Growth Rate QoQ Final Q10.30%00
    2018-07-06ROGDP Growth Rate YoY Final Q16.70%4%00