Saturday, October 19, 2019

Against the grain

Salman Hussain Al Lawati, Executive Director at Bin Salman Investment, believes that business sustainability is more important than having family members on executive seats An...
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Lasting legacy

Areej Mohsin Haider Darwish, Joint Deputy Chairperson of MHD believes that succession planning is the key to ensure a smooth transition which creates a...
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Tapping tourism potential

The Sultanate’s tourism industry is poised to play an important role in Oman’s near-term move away from hydrocarbons reliance, and in its long-term economic...
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Bet on emerging markets

The year 2016 has been a sanguine year for emerging markets after five brutal years of underperformance relative to the US, Europe and even...
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Bricks and Mortar

Lower-quality properties have been struggling into 2016, while the higher end continues to forge ahead   While some of Oman’s current residential, retail and office property...
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Transaction costs in Oman are moderate and in line with those...

Transaction cost is an important element in real estate investing as high transaction costs can take a significant chunk out of any capital appreciation that an investor expects
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The China shock, Wall Street and Asian equities

Asian equities have been the victims of the Fed rate hikes, China’s hard landings and the global exodus from emerging markets
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Oman’s most recent spending plan calls for considerable belt tightening

On January 1, 2016 His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said issued a royal decree approving the Sultanate’s 2016 state budget and the country’s ninth five-year development plan, the latter of which covers the period 2016-20.
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King Dollar to reign Planet Forex

The most prominent theme in the world currency market in the past year has been the spectacular rise of the US dollar against the Euro, the Japanese yen, commodity currencies and above all, emerging markets.
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Revisiting subsides in Bahrain – by Dr Jasim Husain Ali

The authorities in Bahrain have never been so determined to overhaul governmental subsidies as part of efforts to streamline public finance. The starting point...
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