UK eyes further investment in Oman’s free zones
Omani-British Friendship Association is organising an investment conference in July in London to expand their presence in Oman’s free zones

Oman’s economy ‘stable’ despite drop in oil prices
Central Bank of Oman expects a five per cent growth in 2015, which is very close to the figures reported in 2014. Good indicators

MSM-listed banks’ first quarter profits rise 10 per cent to OMR81 million
Eight listed banks grew by 10 per cent to cross OMR81.7 million during first quarter 2015, compared to almost OMR74 million during the same period last year.

National Bank of Oman wins two prestigious awards
NBO bags awards for ‘Best Customer Experience Overall Website – Oman’ and ‘Best Customer Experience Overall Bank – Oman’ in recognition of the quality of its service provision

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Oman's Ominvest relocates its new corporate office to Al Shati Al Qurm
Company is continuing to invest in its people, products and technology and it is well positioned to generate healthy investment returns over the medium to long term
Oman: Meethaq signs pact for Zawaya projects
Meethaq offers attractive Sharia based finance to suit everyone’s needs with simplified documentation and processing in Oman
Software developers try on Apple watch, see more apps coming
Ross Cohen, chief operating officer of, said he only realised on Friday that the watch goes on and off automatically as you raise or lower your wrist.
Omantel to showcase innovative solutions and attractive offers at Comex
During the five-day event the company is set to reveal a number of exciting new offers for both its individual and business customers
Oman: Weak software application security can lead to frauds
Many leading practices exist which should be followed while designing or configuring critical business software applications.
Fixed phone user base in Oman rises marginally
Statistics issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) pointed out that subscribers of billed fixed phone service in the Sultanate stood at 385,714 at the end of March 2015
Oman to attend Expo Milan 2015
Exhibition, hosted by Italian city of Milan under the theme “Feeding the Planet — Energy for Life”, will see the participation of 148 countries and specialist regional and international organisation
Saudi Arabia’s answer to global oil glut: Pump more crude
Saudi Arabia output increase — a snub to fellow Opec members calling on the kingdom to cut production — will heighten tensions when the organisation meets in June.
Google’s stepping up investments pays off; advertisements rise 13 per cent
Google’s advertising volume grew 13 per cent. The company also revealed faster growth at its YouTube service was masking pricing strength for its core query business
Facebook’s revenue growth misses estimates
Sales rose 42 per cent to $3.54 billion, when they could have risen 49 per cent without the currency effects, Facebook said on Wednesday in a statement.
Amazon’s sales exceed estimates in first quarter
Sales jumped 15 per cent to $22.7 billion, the company said on Thursday in a statement. Analysts on average projected $22.4 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg
Asian central banks set to further ease interest rates
Surveys across Asia, which bring total number of forecasters polled 300 globally this week, found nearly all central banks in the region, with a few exceptions were set to ease monetary policy again
Big manufacturers eye China’s booming used car market
Last year, though, used car sales jumped 16.3 percent to 6.05 million vehicles, according to the China Automobile Dealers Association (CADA).
‘Research key to sustainable development’
We need to be smarter in managing our resources, preserving our environment and leading a healthy life. It requires lots of research innovation to achieve success in holistic manner, CEO of PEIE, said
Oman’s non-oil exports rose 8.4 per cent last year, imports drop
UAE was the major buyer of Omani non-oil products at OMR776 million, posting a growth of 17.9 per cent over the previous year, National Centre for Statistics and Information data reveal

Fire in Oman's industrial area Ghala creates panic
The fire had reportedly broke out in a workshop ran by a Bangladeshi expatriate behind a supermarket in Ghala.
Oman ranks second in happiness index in GCC
Oman scored an overall rank of 6.853 in the United Nations (UN)-backed World Happiness Report 2015 released on Thursday.
More than 1,500 lives lost in Nepal earthquake
The final toll from the 7.8 magnitude quake that affected the whole country could be much higher, and dozens more people were reported killed in neighbouring India, Bangladesh and China
Earthquake warnings are just rumours, says director of SQU seismological centre in Oman
Earthquake warnings doing the rounds on social networking websites and messages are simply rumours, clarified an expert from the Sultan Qaboos University
Former foreign minister of India Salman Khurshid, German envoy team up for video
Former foreign minister of India Salman Khurshid teamed up with German ambassador to India Michael Steiner for a Bollywood-style music video inspired by 2003 romantic drama Kal Ho Naa Ho
Egypt's ousted president Morsi faces new espionage trial on February 15
Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi faces a new espionage trial on February 15 for allegedly leaking "classified documents" to Qatar and Al Jazeera television, a judicial source said on Monday
Nepal earthquake: Oman Air delays flights
According to Oman Airport’s flight departure schedule, Oman Air WY337, which was scheduled to leave Oman 10:50am has been delayed.
Oman's Ministry of Housing aims to check real estate price fluctuations
To check the realty price fluctuations, Ministry of Housing plans to enforce existing regulations so that unlicenced brokers face a maximum jail term of six months and a fine not exceeding OMR3,000
Double delight for Indian school Wadi Kabir students as they lift Times of Oman Quiz trophy
Indian School Wadi Kabir (Ashwin Titus and Vishaal Udandarao) lifted the senior title of the Omantel Times of Oman Inter School Quiz Contest (TOOISQC) at the City Amphitheatre, in Muscat, on Friday
Oman to expand underground waste bin facility to new areas of capital
A tender to set up an underground waste collection system in the Shati Al Qurum area has been floated by the Muscat Municipality.
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Oman accidents: Focus back on drivers after bus hits girl
The Indian School Mabela student has been lying unconscious in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Sultan Qaboos Hospital since Wednesday.