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Expat remittances hit RO 3.829 billion in 2018

MUSCAT, Remittances by expatriate workers inched up a marginal 1.4 per cent to RO 3.829 billion in 2018, up from RO 3.774 billion a year earlier, despite an overall decline in the size of the expatriate population, the Central Bank …

Arab-GCC agencies seek deeper cooperation to fight corruption

MUSCAT, An increased cooperation and better sharing of experience of anti-corruption agencies among the Arab Gulf Cooperation Countries (AGCC) has been sought to enhance the functioning of the agencies. Speaking to the Observer, Dr Hamyar al Mahrouqi, Director of Awareness …

South Al Sharqiyah citizens enthusiastic about Shura polls

Muscat, The people of South Al Sharqiyah are getting ready to select their Shura representatives representing in the 9 Majlis Ash’shura elections. The final list includes 46 candidates with 16 from the Wilayat of Sur, 6 in Al Kamil W’al …

Fishermen’s sheds great help to Qantab community

Muscat, Muscat Bay’s fishermen shed initiative, which was introduced in Qantab on November of 2018, continues to reap benefits from the ITC. The sheds were developed to contribute towards the welfare of the local community in Qantab, as part of …

Government spending up 10.8pc in 2018

MUSCAT, After remaining subdued for three years, the government expenditure surged over 10 per cent in 2018. According to the Central Bank of Oman, after witnessing an annual average decline of 6.8 per cent during the period from 2015 to …