Celebrate womanhood

You have fought hard in the corporate world, broken the glass ceiling and reached to the tops. It's time to celebrate womanhood and to pick the best that does just that

In Person

The president of Rado Watch Co, Roland Streule, was in Oman to announce a tie-up between Sahil Enterprises, Rado’s distributors in the sultanate, and the Damas Group, whereby the premium watches will be available at the jewellery chain’s Muscat outlets

Book Mark

A book that touches almost every aspect of our lives with its success principles

In LimeLight

Have a look at the profiles of people in limelight

Sage and sound

H E Hamood Sangour al Zadjali, executive president, CBO, shares his thoughts on why a dollar peg is crucial for Oman and the steps taken to combat inflation

Banking on a contract

Omani courts have the jurisdiction to hear claims filed against non-Omani entities if the claim relates to obligations arising from a contract in the sultanate

Dial L for Luxury

Swathed in luxury, a typical Lexus signature, driving the GS300 is an extremely relaxing experience, says Aninda Sardar

Right place right time

Back in Oman after 14 years Murray Sims believes that he has come in to NBO at fantastic time

Tracking areas of opportunity

SME funding forms less than five per cent of the portfolios of commercial banks

Young and nimble

Not included in this year's survey, as only results for the first year (nine months) was available, Bank Sohar lists its achievements

Performance, key issues and outlook

Banks benefit from two sunrise sectors in 2007 – tourism and real estate, says BankMuscat Equity Research

Celebrating a decade of excellence

Oman Cables walks away with the prestigious Flame of Excellence award, along with the Exporter of the Year award

The desert spread

Despite large areas with sparse population, banking sector is increasingly concentrating on the interiors

If I had 100,000 rials

The brief was simple. Three senior banking executives were asked what they would do if they are given RO100,000 and just 24 hours to spend it – not as a bank official, but in his personal life. At the end of the 24 hours, if he hadn't spent it, the money would disappear. The answers were interesting. One would rather invest in a house. Others were ready to splurge



Intrepid traveller

Anyone who knows Dominic Myers, CEO, Matrah Cold Stores, will tell you how organised he is and how good he is planning everything.

So it doesn’t surprise you when he says he likes to plan his holidays well in advance, make all the bookings, and then have a relaxed vacation not worrying about mundane stuff once he’s there. “I can tell you where I’m going for our holidays in 2009, but that may not be a good idea.

Sharon won’t be too impressed,” he laughs. Myers and family have been on interesting vacations over the last six years – from a family Christmas at Rovaniemi in Lapland, in the Arctic to an extended family get together in Canada, his vacations have been spectacular