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United Finance says National Bank of Oman confirms merger interest
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United Finance says National Bank of Oman confirms merger interest

Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:30 PM

Bank Nizwa has since withdrawn its proposal, while Omaniya this week confirmed its interest

Oman's diversification drive 'critical' amid oil price slump - IMF
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Oman's diversification drive 'critical' amid oil price slump - IMF

Saturday, 16 May 2015 1:03 AM

International Monetary Fund says decline in oil prices is expected to push Oman’s fiscal and current account balances to deficits

Almost half of women in GCC countries considered obese, says WHO report
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Almost half of women in GCC countries considered obese, says WHO report

Thursday, 14 May 2015 12:06 PM

Figures show one-third of men considered to be clinically overweight

Oman's United Finance invites M&A bids from three lenders
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Oman's United Finance invites M&A bids from three lenders

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 3:04 PM

National Bank of Oman, Bank Nizwa and Al Omaniya Financial Services all invited to take part in bidding process

US hits out at claims Gulf rulers have snubbed Obama GCC summit
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US hits out at claims Gulf rulers have snubbed Obama GCC summit

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 9:46 AM

Saudi and Bahraini kings stay home, with only Kuwait and Qatar are sending their rulers

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Small agri businesses receive boost in Oman
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Small agri businesses receive boost in Oman

Monday, 11 May 2015 2:23 PM

Omani authorities and major hospitality providers have initiated a CSR project to provide local farmers with opportunities to supply their freshest produce to hotels

Oman Oil Co to restructure, privatise some units
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Oman Oil Co to restructure, privatise some units

Sunday, 10 May 2015 8:14 PM

State-owned energy investment firm announces plans for shake-up later this year

More than 100 Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemen - Houthis
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More than 100 Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemen - Houthis

Saturday, 9 May 2015 3:02 PM

Coalition has offered a five-day truce starting on May 12 if other parties agreed.

Starwood to double Middle East portfolio by 2019
Travel & Hospitality»

Starwood to double Middle East portfolio by 2019

Saturday, 9 May 2015 1:43 PM

Operator to open 50 hotels by 2019; signs five new projects in the GCC

Millennium & Copthorne to open two new Oman hotels
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Millennium & Copthorne to open two new Oman hotels

Saturday, 9 May 2015 1:39 PM

The group will open two properties in Oman in 2017

Indonesia bans expats working to 21 Middle East countries
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Indonesia bans expats working to 21 Middle East countries

Thursday, 7 May 2015 10:20 AM

Minister for Manpower claims the blacklisted countries, including the Gulf, are prone to violations of legal and human rights, while he’s also angry at executions of 2 Indonesian maids

Minor Hotel Group announces two Oman properties
Travel & Hospitality»

Minor Hotel Group announces two Oman properties

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 11:34 AM

Thai operator to open two Anantara properties in Salalah and Muscat

Revealed: the 20 cities UAE residents visit most
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Revealed: the 20 cities UAE residents visit most

Friday, 1 May 2015 11:11 AM

Expedia.com announces the 20 most popular outbound destination for people travelling from the UAE

National Bank of Oman eyes acquisition of rival lender
Banking & Finance»

National Bank of Oman eyes acquisition of rival lender

Thursday, 30 April 2015 2:47 PM

Acquisition proposal will be discussed by United Finance's board of directors

Oman fund to help finance Spanish companies abroad
Banking & Finance»

Oman fund to help finance Spanish companies abroad

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 1:53 PM

State General Reserve Fund inks deal with Spanish company to set up $220m fund


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