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Economic Update | Increased investment to boost Oman’s tourism sector

29 Sep 2016
Oman tourism
Oman is pressing ahead with a number of new developments in its tourism sector as part of a drive to diversify its economy amid a backdrop of sustained low global energy prices.

Economic Update | Oman’s property market sees price recalibration

22 Aug 2016
Oman real estate
After posting robust growth in 2015, Oman’s real estate sector has seen prices decline early this year, though sales remain strong in certain segments of the market.

Economic Update | Oman returns to international bond markets

22 Jul 2016
Oman bonds
A return to the international bond market, combined with fiscal reforms and an increase in oil prices, is bolstering government efforts to bridge Oman’s budget deficit.

Economic Update | Islamic finance expanding its footprint in Oman

26 Jun 2016
Oman banking
Recent regulations on sukuk (Islamic bonds) are helping drive growth in Oman’s Islamic banking sector, with sharia-compliant lenders gaining ground.  

Economic Update | New regulations aim to boost mining investment in Oman

22 May 2016
Oman mining
New legislation could boost investment and growth in Oman’s mining sector, although gaps in infrastructure could inhibit expansion in the short to medium term. 

Economic Update | Oman boosts utilities investment to meet demand growth

13 Apr 2016
Oman power
Government plans to increase the country’s generation capacity and upgrade its transmission network look set to spur further growth in Oman’s utilities sector, against a backdrop of subsidy...