January 2009


Modern Nomads

Moving children from country to country is both challenging and rewarding. Here is a guide to the issues of transition that are involved

Plastic Money

Whether it is shopping, refuelling your car, education or online purchase, the banks have a tailor-made card. A look at some of the important cards on offer

The Drop

Cover Story: The Drop
The euphoria surrounding spiralling oil prices has vanished with the unexpected freefall. A E James looks at how Oman plans to tackle the issue

Real Time Banking

The long wait for cheques to be credited to accounts should soon be over

Legal Developments 2008: An Overview

A brief summary of the various new laws promulgated last year

Cross Border Success

SMEs that aspire to cross borders can look forward to partners for help

Empty Nest syndrome

It’s vital that sports developments aren’t restricted to bricks and mortar but become an integrated part of the community

Sunny Side Up

There is significant scope for developing solar energy resources in Oman and business houses are looking at tapping the sun’s power

Rubbish to revenue

The business of waste is very much in its infancy in Oman but the race to become an ‘eco-preneur’ from an entrepreneur has begun on a positive note

In a capsule

Ranked third in the GCC market, the US$120mn pharmaceutical sector in Oman has plans to expand


Plummeting share prices and trading volumes on the MSM have hit investment and brokerage companies hard

White Bull

Everything fades into oblivion when behind the wheel of the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. Power and drivability come together magnificently, making this a must-have in your stable of exotic cars


The MSM Index has failed to show any resilience as investors price in concerns regarding future growth