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Arabic business people working in office

Top challenges and opportunities for Arab youth

Arab world’s biggest challenge also represents the region’s greatest opportunity – it’s youth, says World Economic Forum in its latest study.

October 15, 2014 11:18
 
Foreign-workers

Gulf states need to stop relying on cheap foreign labour – IMF

Private-sector job creation for GCC nationals has become a challenge.

November 21, 2013 10:06
 
Saudi Arabia follows GCC

Saudi shifts official weekend

The kingdom is now in line with the rest of the GCC.

June 23, 2013 5:57
 
Muscat Runway Oman Airport

Labourers Return To Work At Oman Airport

Abhinav Akshay, another labourer at the project, said: "We have been assured that safety standards will be revised so we can work without fear of injuries."

March 14, 2013 8:36
 
Muscat Runway Oman Airport

Thousands of South Asian workers strike at Oman Airport

Thousands of South Asian labourers working on the expansion of Muscat airport downed tools on Tuesday in a rare strike to demand…

March 12, 2013 4:42
 
Omani people hoping for democratic change

Omanis hoping for change after vote

Sultan Qaboos remains a popular figure in a country that was mostly undeveloped and faced war in its Dhofar region when he seized power from his father.

December 22, 2012 6:49
 
Islamic Finance Oman

Oman to issue large government bonds

Oman will issue five-year government development bonds worth 100 million rials ($260 million) at an annual interest rate of 3.25 percent,…

November 17, 2012 9:49
 
200-omantel

Oman’s Nawras offers fixed line number portability in Omantel challenge

Oman telecom operator Nawras launched number portability for fixed line services on Sunday in a move that may help it woo corporate customers from former monopoly Oman Telecommunications (Omantel).

September 16, 2012 5:23
 
Emirates Steel

Gulf venture to build $400 million steel plant in Oman

Three Gulf investors have formed a joint venture to build a $400 million steel plant in the southern Oman city of Salalah, a statement by the company said on Tuesday.

September 4, 2012 5:32
 
September  18, 2006

Dubai Group sells Turkey insurance arm

Mashreq Bank unit buys 51 pct stake in Turkish arm; Remaining stake bought by ex-AIG CEO's firm; Turkey seen attractive to foreign insurers; Dubai Group is in midst of $10 bln restructuring

September 4, 2012 5:29
 
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