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2010-11-04 07:21:00

DUBAI, UAE, November 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Oman Infrastructure Report Q4 2010, published recently by companiesandmarkets.com, Oman's infrastructure sector will remain one of the most active in the region thanks to continued government spending, the economy's relative insulation from the downturn and the focus on reforming its investment climate to attract foreign investors. The same report states that 'the construction industry is valued at US$3.7bn this year and...

2008-09-29 06:00:26

Oman to invest USD 5 billion in domestic steel industry in 2008 Danube to leverage booming market by investing AED 50 million in a new steel facility in Oman The Sultanate of Oman is aiming to become one of the Gulf region's top iron and steel producer, with plans to invest USD 5 billion to boost productivity and construct new facilities as part of the government's efforts to broaden the base of its economy for the coming years. With a clear directive to further strengthen its position in...

2008-09-24 15:00:56

Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website Tehran, 24 Sept: The issue of gas deal between the Islamic Republic, Oman and Pakistan will be pursued next week in Tehran. A group of experts from Oman and Pakistan will hold talks with the Iranian side on the gas deal next week. On September 2, Iran's Oil Minister Gholamhoseyn Nowzari visited Oman to follow up the Iran-Oman gas deal. During the visit, Nowzari said that Iran and Oman will pursue...

2006-07-21 11:10:11

MUSCAT (Reuters) - Oman hopes its free trade pact with the United States to provide it with a market for new petrochemical and aluminum exports, helping the Gulf Arab state diversify its energy-dependent economy, a government official said on Friday. The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly approved the free trade pact to strengthen trade and investment ties with the non-OPEC oil and natural gas producer. "The United States is expected to be a market for the industries...

2006-07-20 14:19:03

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly approved a free trade pact with the Gulf Arab state of Oman, after a debate focused on the safety of U.S. ports and protections for Omani workers. The House voted 221-205 to strengthen trade and investment ties with the Middle East non-OPEC oil and natural gas producer which has a population of about 3 million. The Senate approved the deal last month 60-34. Most Democrats voted against the...

2006-07-11 16:48:14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democrats opposed to a free trade pact with Oman said on Tuesday that new reforms to the Gulf Arab state's labor laws fall short of what is needed to win their support for the agreement. A royal decree issued late on Saturday by Omani Sultan Qaboos "appears to address fully only one of the 10 areas where Oman's labor laws do not comply with basic international standards," Democrats on the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee said in an...

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