Oxford Business Group signs agreements with Dentons and PwC Oman
Muscat, 23 June 2015
An annual report by the global publishing firm Oxford Business Group (OBG) will chart Oman's efforts to attract investment for its planned mega projects against a backdrop of falling oil prices.
The Report: Oman 2016 will shine the spotlight on the sultanate's economic roadmaps - Vision 2020 and 2040 - which focus on driving growth in sectors seen as pivotal for the sultanate's long-term development, such as transportation, logistics and tourism. The publication will also consider what Oman can do to highlight the incentives available to investors, which include a favourable tax and regulatory regime.
OBG's analysis of Oman's economy will be supported once again by contributions from global law firm Dentons (Oman) and professional services firm PwC Oman. Dentons will examine key facets of the sultanates legal framework developments, while PwC will compile the Tax Chapter of The Report: Oman 2016.
OBG's Country Director for Oman, Cate McCabe, said the push under way in Oman to attract investment from international companies would be a focal point of the Group's research. "There are several significant developments taking place at the decision-making level in Oman this year, including the World Bank's revision of the country's foreign investment law and the drawing up of regulations by the sultanate's Capital Market Authority covering corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions," she said. "Dentons and PwC are both experts in their respective fields and their analysis of Oman's ease of doing business, amongst other topics, will make essential reading for investors considering the sultanate. I'm delighted to have them on board for our forthcoming report."
Paul Sheridan, Partner at Dentons saidhe looked forward to contributing to 'OBG's upcoming project which, he added, would once again provide the firm an opportunity to share with OBG's readers its 30+ years experience of operating in the sultanate.' "Oxford Business Group's annual reports are firmly established as a valuable resource for businesses seeking up-to-date information on the wealth of opportunities within the sultanate and how best to navigate these," he said. "It will be a pleasure to continue sharing our knowledge with the Group's readers."
His comments were echoed by Kenneth Macfarlane, Country Senior Partner, PwC, who described OBG's 2016 report as a "useful tool" for businesses looking to increase their knowledge of Oman's investment environment. "PwC is committed to helping businesses develop within Oman and the Middle East," he said. "We are pleased to continue providing the Group with our insight into the sultanate's tax framework and, also, its broader business climate."
The Report: Oman 2016 will be a vital guide to the many facets of the country, including its macroeconomics, infrastructure, banking and other sectoral developments. The publication will include a range of interviews with leading national and international representatives, alongside a banking roundtable in which key industry players give their views on topical issues affecting the industry. The publication will be available in print or online.
About Oxford Business Group
Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. Through its range of print and online products, OBG offers comprehensive and accurate analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, insurance, energy, transport, industry and telecoms. The Report: Oman 2016 will be produced in partnership with the National Centre for Statistics and Information. Contributions will also be made by Dentons and PwC.
The critically acclaimed economic and business reports have become the leading source of business intelligence on developing countries in the regions they cover. OBG's online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis on the issues that matter for tens of thousands of subscribers worldwide. OBG's consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms currently operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.
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