From The Report: Oman 2019
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Oman’s industrial sector is a key pillar of its long-term development strategy, as well as a major employer and a steadily growing source of wealth. It covers a wide range of fields, including mining, petrochemicals, aluminium and organic beverages. The recent economic slowdown in both the country and the wider region still poses challenges. With much economic activity driven by government expenditure and investment, the sustained lows in oil and gas prices have strained margins in the private sector. Additionally, government policies related to employment and in-country value have sparked some debate. Nonetheless, Oman continues to offer a strong value proposition for businesses, and rising oil prices in the first half of 2018 bodes well for the future. This chapter contains an interview with Bader Al Nadabi, Vice-chairman and Co-founder, Al Sarh Group.