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Doha bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has received complete support from the leaders of Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. This was confirmed during the 32nd session of the Supreme Council for GCC. During a communiqué issued following the 32nd session of the GCC Supreme Council, the leaders of […]

The first hanging bridge in Oman, Khor Al Bath, connecting mainland Sur and the village of Aijah, has been completed. A project of the ministry of regional municipalities and water resources and executed by Strabag Oman, the bridge spans 204m with the biggest span measuring 140m. Construction of the bridge started in February 2008. The […]

Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday raised the sovereign ratings of the Gulf state of Oman on the back of the strength of its public finances. Oman’s local and foreign currency government bond ratings and the country ceiling for foreign currency bank deposits were both raised to A1 from A2, and the country ceiling for foreign […]

Oman keeping economic growth up

As global market fundamentals return to a more favourable outlook for 2010, Oman can be reassured that it has weathered the storm of 2009 without too much discomfort, and remains in good shape to take advantage of renewed trade and investment opportunities. The IMF anticipates 3.8% real GDP growth for the Sultanate in 2010 – […]

The Sultanate is ranked fourth in the MENA region level in the economic freedom index 2010 published by the US-based Heritage Foundation on its website. The Sultanate got 67.7 points in the index which measures 122 countries in the world. The Sultanate was ranked 43rd on the global level.

Iran is expected to launch its second trade center in overseas markets by February, says an Iranian economic official. Hamid Zadboum, an official with the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, said the center would become operational on January 26, 2010 in Oman. In November 2009, Iran opened its first overseas-based commercial center in Shanghai.

Syria and Oman on Wednesday signed three memos of understanding on media, environment and planning cooperation. Minutes of the 5th session meetings of Syrian-Omani Joint Ministerial Committee was also signed.