September 2009

SURVEYS & SPECIAL ISSUES

Higher and higher

Oman Society for Petroleum Servic es is aiming to push more Omanis into better oil and gas industry jobs

Concrete strategies

Despite dwindling margins, the long-term prospects for Raysut Cement Company appears positive

Step by step

Port of Salalah CEO Martijn Van De Linde talks about the port’s expansion plans, including construction of a dedicated cruise terminal

Defence in depth

Alan Garwood, group business development director, BAE Systems, talks about the defence company’s plans in Oman and why the sultanate holds a special place for them

Face time in cyberspace

A handful of small businesses in Oman have jumped onto the social networking bandwagon with a presence on Facebook and Twitter

The cool zone

Despite a waning interest in Salalah Free Zone by overseas investors, existing players say their success will bring in more investors

Growing woes

The agriculture sector in Oman is beset with an ever-growing set of problems despite efforts by the government to boost production

Ear to the ground

In the course of its meetings with private sector executives in the interiors, OCCI has come across some unique problems

It’s a zing thing

When a serious no-fun business journalist takes out a funky roadster for a test drive, the ending is inevitable: it’s love

The lull

A close look at some of the company results announced since mid-July