February 2011

SURVEYS & SPECIAL ISSUES

Autofocus

Next-generation Hyundai and Renault Safrane launched

A fresh perspective

Gulf Mushroom’s dominance in the GCC does not come without challenges, but the company’s prospects for the future remains bright

The Big Budget

The government has continued its expansionary fiscal policy, with total public expenditure for 2011 rising to RO8.13bn

Visitor view

Corporate executives who were on short visits to Muscat

Trade finance trends

Banks are adapting to huge changes in lending trends to cope with the changing business and economic environment and trade finance

Rising relations

In less than four decades of bilateral relations, Japan has become a key partner for Oman in various sectors

Reflections

Rao K Chagarlamudi of Omantel on his likes and dislikes

A prudent approach

 Cover Story: In both the budget 2011 and the 8 th Five Year Plan, the government has continued its expansionary fiscal policy

Project Management

The four basic processes to project management are planning, strategy, implementation and control

Looking Good

A look at latest gadgets in the market for consumers

Leveraging on health

A few agencies offer complete packages for healthcare treatments abroad now, but as the appetite to seek new destinations grow, more players may come into the field

Undeniably unique

Completely original and totally responsive, the GT MF4 is a truly beautiful beast

Industry speak

Leaders across the industry spectrum talks to BusinessToday about what the Eighth Five year Plan and Budget 2011 mean for their sectors