Oman

In-depth country-focused analysis on Oman's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Oman's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Oman, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Oman's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Oman before your competitors.

Oman Country Risk

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Core Views Yemen's political crisis remains in full swing. Although the national reconciliation conference begun on 18 March, a development which is certainly encouraging, we remain pessimistic...

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Oman Industry Coverage (14)

Autos

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Final full-year 2013 sales data for Oman were unavailable as this report was being compiled. Consequently, we leave our forecasts unchanged this quarter, although we have now extended our forecast...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: The relatively small size of the domestic market limits the potential of the Omani market, but nonetheless vendors have continued to be attracted by the opportunities presented by...

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Freight Transport

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Volumes handled on Oman's freight transport network are set to enjoy strong growth over the coming years. The sector will benefit not only from a rapidly growing economy, and consumer base, but also...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: The total size of the Omani IT market in 2014 is forecast by B MI to be worth OMR174mn, up from an estimated OMR164mn in 2013. Several trends are driving spending growth in the IT...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: With official data reporting stronger than expected construction industry real growth for 2012 at 3.7%, we now estimate that the sector saw 3.3% growth in 2013. Although weaker than the...

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Insurance

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BMI View: Overall, nothing has happened to change BMI 's view that Oman will likely remain home to an insurance sector that is small, fragmented and highly competitive Key Insights And Key...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: Espicom estimates the Omani market for medical devices to stand at US$96.5mn in 2013, equal to US$32.0 per capita. Imports will account for the majority of the market, as...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: We expect Oman's recent impressive gains in oil production to begin to moderate, with output peaking in 2016 before gradually trending lower as the recent impressive gains from enhanced...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: This quarter has seen a focus on development and opening of government-funded and private healthcare infrastructure projects aimed at meeting growing domestic demand for healthcare...

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Shipping

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Oman continues to develop into a regional powerhouse for the shipping and transhipment of dry bulk goods such as iron ore. To this end a new port is being constructed at Duqm and new cargo terminals...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: Oman's telecoms markets are developing rapidly , with demand for data and value added services the fastest area of growth. Wireless data services have seen the strongest growth in...

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Tourism

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The Oman Tourism Report explores the investment potential that Oman offers to large tourist industries, particularly global hotel groups, as they seek to maximise the growth opportunities in the...

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Water

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BMI View: We expect Oman's water sector to remain active for the duration of our forecast period, with a series of projects across production, distribution and wastewater treatment likely to keep...

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