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Risk Management Report: International politics and economics. Breakeven prices: Oil prices have remained high in the shadow of the Ukraine war, with the cost of a barrel well above $100 through much of March and April. This means that most Gulf states are in a position to post budget surpluses this year.

Kuwait | Saudi Arabia | Bahrain | Oman | United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Qatar
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Oman has used its good offices to secure the release of more than a dozen foreign nationals in Yemen, including crew members of the UAE-flagged cargo ship Rwabee, which was captured by Houthi rebels in January.

Yemen | Oman
Issue 1146 - 06 May 2022

Oman: Income tax could come in 2023

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Muscat expects to launch a personal income tax in the first half of 2023, according to an unnamed official at the National Programme for Fiscal Balance cited by Al-Monitor on 22 April.

Oman
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Oman’s Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (Madayan) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with New York-based H2 Industries to develop a $1.4bn waste-to-hydrogen plant at an unspecified coastal location.

Oman | United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Chinese defence minister General Wei Fenghe made a brief tour of the Gulf in April, starting with a visit to Tehran on 27 April. He held talks on military cooperation and other matters with defence and armed forces logistics minister Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Gharaei Ashtiani and other senior officials.

Iran | Oman
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A fifth round of talks between Saudi and Iranian officials was held at Baghdad International Airport on 21 April, after a seven-month hiatus. The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs described the atmosphere as positive.

Iran | Saudi Arabia | Oman | Iraq
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Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al-Said’s desire to improve the efficiency of the government machine was signalled early on in his rule, with a decree reshaping the Council of Ministers (cabinet) and reducing the number of ministries in August 2020.

Oman
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GSN provides profiles for three of the key figures in Oman’s ruling family: Sayyid Shihab Bin Tariq Al-Said, Sayyid Taimur Bin Assad Bin Tariq Al-Said and Sayyid Badr Bin Hamad Bin Hamood Al-Busaidi.

Oman
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Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al-Said has long maintained close links to the Omani business elite, but his own commercial career did not begin well.

Oman
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In his first years in power, Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq has had to establish his legitimacy and cope with fiscal pressures and the challenge of Covid-19, but with reforms bedding in and oil prices rising, the prospects for Oman look brighter than for some time. GSN analyses the trends since Sultan Qaboos’ death and profiles some of the key players in contemporary Oman.

Oman
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Budget balances remain difficult, but Sultan Haitham’s efforts to cope with fiscal pressures, Covid-19 and other economic challenges have helped an under-pressure economy to make some progress over the past year.

Oman
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Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al-Said’s son Sayyid Bilarab Bin Haitham has made an unspecified contribution to the Fak Kurbah initiative, which offers help to Omanis imprisoned for being unable to pay their debts.

Oman
Issue 1145 - 19 April 2022

Oman: Bid round for mining blocks

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Oman's Ministry of Energy and Minerals has invited bids on four mining blocks for potash and associated commodities.

Oman
Issue 1145 - 05 April 2022

Oman: Sultan Haitham's call with Assad

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In the latest sign of GCC states warming up ties with Syria, Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al-Said held a phone call with President Bashar Al-Assad on 2 April, swapping Ramadan greetings and discussing bilateral ties.

Oman
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The Muscat Stock Exchange is to allow full foreign ownership of listed companies. In a brief statement issued on 28 March, the bourse said the cancellation of foreign ownership limits would make it more attractive to international investors.

Oman