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July 18, 2019

Muscat: As part of its ongoing efforts to provide a seamless experience for passengers at Muscat International Airport, Oman Air, the Sultanate’s national carrier, is coming up with several plans this year.

This includes a fast-track iPad check-in for economy class passengers with no baggage, automated self-check in services, world-class spa facilities as well as better security measures such as iris scan check-in methods.

The move comes in as a means to enhance the already seamless experience"...

July 18, 2019

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As many as 1.4mn people visited Oman in the first five months of this year. As per the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), Gulf nationals topped the list at 478,471, followed by Indians at 161,174, Germans at 100,669, Britons at 80,545 and Italians at 44,943.

Cruise ships brought 187,000 tourists to the sultanate until May, an increase of 48 per cent"...

Sharjah Finance Department strengths ties with Japan finance industry
July 21, 2019

A delegation from Sharjah Finance Department (SFD) visited Tokyo, Japan and met with key Japanese finance officials to discuss various possibilities that can help bolster relationships between the two sides.

The meetings were held at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and was attended by Sharjah’s delegation headed by HE Waleed Al Sayegh, Director General of Sharjah Finance Department, Tom Koczwara and Abdellatif Al Ali from the"...

MSM general index closes at 3,747 points
July 20, 2019

MUSCAT: Muscat Securities Market (MSM) general index 30 on Thursday lost 0.3 points, comprising a decline by 0.01 per cent to close at 3,747.69 points, compared to the last session, which stood at 3,748.03 points.
The trading value on Thursday stood at RO 2,069,122, comprising a rise by 115.9 per cent, compared to the last session, which stood at RO 957,993.
The report released by MSM pointed out that the market value fell by 0.065 per cent to reach about RO 18.26 billion.
The report added that the value of"...

Bakery closed in Oman for health violations
July 20, 2019

Muscat: A bakery was closed in Wilayat Bahla for not fulfilling health requirements, the Municipality of Al Dakhiliyah governorate revealed.

A statement issued by the Municipalities of Al Dakhiliyah, said: “Bahla Municipality closed a bakery that violates health requirements. The Municipality also issued 2 orders to destroy goods and 3 health violations during an inspection campaign of the bakeries in the Wilayat.”


Profit soars for Microsoft fuelled by cloud, business services
July 20, 2019

San Francisco: Microsoft on Thursday posted quarterly earnings that trounced expectations, citing growth in partnerships with companies on technology and cloud computing services.
The US technology titan, shifting in recent years to business services from consumer tech, reported its net income rose 49 per cent to $13.2 billion on revenue that was up 12 per cent to $33.7 billion.
Microsoft’s profit in the fiscal fourth quarter that ended June 30 was helped by at $2.6 billion tax benefit, according to the company....

ITA introduces government compliance programme
July 20, 2019

MUSCAT: The Information Technology Authority (ITA), represented by the Governance and Compliance Division, organised on Wednesday, an awareness workshop on the Government Compliance Programme at its headquarters in Knowledge Oasis.

The workshop aimed at introducing the programme and its activities to IT managers, internal audit managers and information security specialists in various government entities.
Rasha bint Saud al Abdali, Acting Director,"...

Fashion Oman
July 20, 2019

Alarmingly plunging necklines. Shorts getting shorter than the shortest. Clothes intended more to reveal than hide. Is this fashion? Yes; but this alone is not fashion either. Saying goodbye to skin-and-contour-oriented styles, modest fashion is gaining in popularity in the world of glamour, with the segment estimated to cross £226 billion by next year.
It has been on the ascent since its advent in 2011, and today modest fashion collections are celebrated at dedicated Modest Fashion Festivals across the world. Heralding"...

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