Date: 12th March 2019 Venue: Grand Millennium Muscat

Oman has been the hotbed of interest for investors and corporates alike for almost half a decade now. The development of the Islamic finance and banking industry has been an important contributor to the country’s economic growth, with efforts to grow the sector being exercised frequently to compete with its neighbors. Oman has had an impressive Islamic finance growth across multiple sectors in the past years. 

As at the end of the first quarter of 2018, Islamic banking assets was recorded at OMR1.41 billion (US$3.65 billion), a 36.9% year-on-year increase from OMR1.03 billion (US$2.67 billion). Revenues generated by the Sultanate’s Islamic banking industry during the same period was realized at OMR17.87 million (US$46.31 million), an increase of 46.12% from OMR12.23 million (US$31.69 million) recorded in the first quarter of 2017.