Issue Number:189, August 2014

Communication is the key

Zahir Abdullah al Abri, CEO of Mazoon Electricity Company and Senior Responsible Owner of Electricity Holding Group’s Communication Strategy Programme, speaks to BusinessToday about the re-branding exercise that his company is undergoing as part of its broader communication strategy to enhance its brand value.

Bullish on Oman

Graham Grieve, vice president of BMW Group Import markets in conversation with Richard Thomas

Fuelling the future

Demand for natural gas in Oman is set to grow rapidly over the next few years as the country strives to expand its industrial base, and its utilities sector, including water and electricity, continues to consume more energy to meet the needs of a growing population and economy. Both government and industry officials are confident of meeting the growing demand for natural gas from the projected increase in production.

Potential of oil and gas sector firms

The oil and gas sector has made impressive progress in Oman with oil production over the past six years growing at a compound annual rate of 4.45 per cent.

The Swiss Affair

In the first week of March this year, my wife and I, along with some friends decided to go on a small vacation to Switzerland, and Zürich, in particular.

Simply Elegant

The 2014 Lincoln MKX embraces thoroughly modern lines. The split-wing grille, oval chrome exhaust tips and 20-inch polished aluminium wheels help to offer a sporty drive but comfort is the signature of this Lincoln.


India’s Super Rich last fiscal were blessed with a unique counter-intuitive economic phenomenon: the economy ground to a halt, but confidence about the future remained high; industrial activity was at its nadir, but inflation remained high; public issues were few and far between, but interest in capital-raising remained high; domestic capex dried up, but foreign institutional investment remained buoyant.

Poised For Healthy Growth

Healthcare in Oman has come a long way in the last four decades, from one or two clinics with few beds in the 1970s to over 6,000 beds with around 70 big hospitals at the end of 2013.

Marking the terrritory

Bruce Robertson, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover MENA, talks to Business Today about the company’s plans for the sultanate and the region. 


Are there any quick ways to succeed in business without spending a huge amount of money on marketing?