November 2009

SURVEYS & SPECIAL ISSUES

Learning to earn

Oman’s focus on higher education has started to pay off with the private sector entering the fray.

Keeping a close watch

An exclusive interview with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, co-president, Chopard, on how the company plans to retain its brand equity. Scheufele was in Muscat recently for an exhibition of its watches and jewellery at Khimji’s Watches

Culturally yours

There’s more to cross-cultural business than numbers – learning the language of relationships is a vital step

Prompts roving eyes

Range Rover refinement goes to another level in the 2010 edition

Flight Plan

Peter Hill, CEO, Oman Air, talks about how the national carrier is charting out its growth map.

A quarter century of being steadfast

Twenty-five years, one CEO and many firsts to its credit, OAB is a bank like no other

A carrot a day

A workplace where people feel appreciated, valued and engaged is able to accelerate its business results and be more productive, says Chester Elton in an interview with BusinessToday

Gains of innovation

Dr Abdullah al Zakwani says companies should come together to augment R&D activities and to disseminate knowledge for a sustainable development

10-10-10

The process of weighing the consequences of your possible choices in ten minutes, ten months, and ten years can be a guide in addressing several issues

Rights of audience

The effect of two recent decisions by the Ministry of Justice is that Omani lawyers will no longer be allowed to have a government or private sector job and at the same time have a law office, representing clients in courts

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Think bold, not big

A committed challenger stance often leads to unprecedented product or service innovation and ground-breaking brand communications that engender unprecedented levels of consumer defection and drive growth in stagnant markets

The Way Forward

A comprehensive look at the new Executive Regulations issued by CMA earlier this year to improve the effectiveness and implementation of the market’s standards and procedures

Material gains

 A comprehensive look at the commodities market

Autofocus

This month caught in the autofocus limelight are the Jaguar XKR, Hummer H3, Nissan Armada and Mitsubishi's soon to be launched SUV, PX-MiEV

Reflections

Francois Galoisy
General Manager
Park Inn Muscat