As many as three companies in Oman are this year expected to offer shares to the public as the Muscat Securities Market seeks to build on government plans to sell state-owned assets, the bourse’s director general said.
Sembcorp Industries Ltd., Southeast Asia’s biggest utility, said the initial public offering of its water and power venture in Oman was the largest of the year there and raised 53 million rials ($138 million).
Nawras, a communications provider in Oman, said its plans for an initial share sale and listing on the Muscat Securities Market remain on track and it will make further statements in coming weeks, according to an e-mailed statement.
Libyan rebels moved into the central city of Ajdabiya, recaptured Brega in the east and advanced toward the strategic oil port of Ras Lanuf, after U.S. and allied warplanes bombarded Muammar Qaddafi’s tanks, artillery and soldiers along the coastline and near Tripoli.
Oman’s Transport and Communications Ministry started work on a 55 million riyals ($143 million) project to expand the general cargo terminal and liquid jetty at Salalah Port, according to a filing on the Muscat Securities Market.