October 2008

SURVEYS & SPECIAL ISSUES

Act II: Clean Up

Biotechnology developed in Oman could help clean up after oil spills and make business sense too

Autofocus

News on Automobiles to keep you ahead

All Things Art

From cave paintings to hieroglyphs, from comic books to graphic interface, artists have used their talents to convey information without the aid of a spoken language

Integrated tourism projects: A hard look

Two decades ago there was a master plan in place for the sultanate’s growth. Is there one now?

Sustaining growth

When opportunities present themselves to SMEs, entrepreneurs have to make quick decisions to grasp them, says Dagmo Galaal of HSBC

Chronicles of a stockbroker

A study into the behaviour of Gulf investors

In the limelight

People who were in limelight

Motoring: Crossover

Subaru, over three generations of its Forester, has been betting that people don’t need an SUV – they need a crossover instead

Teeing off in 2009

Ray Wilson, managing director of UK-based Southern Golf Construction, a key player in golf course building in Europe and increasingly in the Middle East, and Mike Knudsen, the company’s senior contracts manager here, are building a green golf course at Muscat Hills

Pay at the click of a mouse

With the launch of the E-payment Gateway last month, online transactions have become a reality in Oman

Perfect Vacations: Magical Thailand

David Todd, general manager, Crowne Plaza Muscat, is a perfectionist. For him, vacations are about relaxation, about discovering strange new lands

Book Mark

Books you can take leaf from

Tempest

With share prices on the MSM dropping to record lows, thousands of investors have lost money. Now, both market operators and the investing community are banking on the third quarter results for a recovery

Enterprise Solutions

Corporates in Oman are increasingly adopting business software solutions like SAP

Looking Good

Some of the latest timepieces score on looks and technology

Visitor View

Corporate executives who were on short visits to Muscat

Justice ensured

In some cases it is wise to consider alternative methods to resolve disputes, such as out-of-court settlements, before embarking on the litigation process