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June 23, 1988 | From Reuters
Oman has issued a royal decree to set up its first stock market, giving the long-awaited go-ahead to a scheme designed to boost private business. Bankers in Oman said the decree, issued late Tuesday by Sultan Kaboos bin Said, would trigger detailed work on creating a market, but it could be a year before trading begins. "Practical details still have to be worked out, but the scheme is now moving forward," said one banker.
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June 23, 1988 | From Reuters
Oman has issued a royal decree to set up its first stock market, giving the long-awaited go-ahead to a scheme designed to boost private business. Bankers in Oman said the decree, issued late Tuesday by Sultan Kaboos bin Said, would trigger detailed work on creating a market, but it could be a year before trading begins. "Practical details still have to be worked out, but the scheme is now moving forward," said one banker.
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June 26, 2006 | Antonia Juhasz, Antonia Juhasz is the author of "The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time" (ReganBooks 2006 (TheBushAgenda.net) and a visiting scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies.
EVEN AS Congress has finally begun a serious debate about whether U.S. troops should be withdrawn from Iraq, another part of President Bush's "war on terror" is advancing with far less public fanfare. Last month, the Senate Finance Committee approved the implementation of the U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement and cleared the way for its consideration by Congress. The agreement is part of the president's dual strategy for fighting the war on terror: direct military engagement and free trade. Then-U.
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