Outlook Oman 2016

Issue Number:215, October 2016

Greed & fear: key emotions influencing personal financial planning

“I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy”

– Warren Buffet, investor

Getting back up after the fall

As you likely have heard by now, while training in the British Virgin Islands recently, I was bicycling down a hill, hit a bump in the road and was flung off my bike into the air. In the microseconds that I spent anticipating the feeling of concrete against my face, my life actually flashed before my eyes. I genuinely thought: I’m going to die. 

Oil triggers economic slowdown and realignment of government finances

In the long term, the current austerity measures will help to continue the drive towards economic diversification.

Test Drive: New benchmark in class

The E-Class has an interestingly modern and luxurious look that is very smooth and also has a dose of sportiness in the mix. It looks compact for a mid size saloon, and that is due to how sleek and uncluttered the body has been designed. 

The stable base of Oman market offers us a good opportunity to build on

Simon Gottfried, vice president MENA, Al Basateen Foods - Manufacturer and Supplier for Mazola Oils, talks about the brand's growth potential in the sultanate.

The bold new generation

My aim is to help women in the sultanate to enjoy fitness in a safe and friendly environment, says Asya Nasser al Lamki