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Meethaq to host Women in Business forum tomorrow

MUSCAT, 18 November 2012 – Meethaq Islamic Banking, pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, is hosting a Women in Business Forum tomorrow (Tuesday 20 November 2012) at the head office. H.E. Yuthar Al Rawahi, Member of Majlis Addawla, will preside at the forum to be attended by women business leaders and prospective businesswomen and entrepreneurs. The rationale behind hosting the Forum titled ‘Inspire, Challenge and Change’ stems from Bank Muscat’s commitment to support women empowerment.

In line with the progressive policies pursued by the government in empowering women, Bank Muscat offers key support to women development programmes. The bank acknowledges that the development of Oman significantly hinges on the role played by women and that they need to be provided the required support to realise their full potential. The bank remains committed to developing the skills of Omani businesswomen and women entrepreneurs. With women comprising a major customer segment, Bank Muscat offers unique products and services targeted at them.

The Forum is targeted at women business leaders of today and future businesswomen and entrepreneurs to exchange ideas about business challenges and opportunities in the most dynamic economic region of the world. The Forum is designed to highlight experiences and opportunities available for businesswomen to support, create and grow their businesses. The Forum seeks to spotlight current trends in business financing in Islamic banking industry, business performance and management while inspiring a future generation of businesswomen.

As the nation’s leading financial services provider, Bank Muscat is well positioned to provide Islamic financial expertise to diverse segments, including women, and thereby promote the good of society as a whole. The bank has taken major strides as part of its proposed Islamic banking operations and assigned RO 150 million capital for Meethaq Islamic Banking, subject to approval from the Central Bank of Oman.