Middle East Economic Survey


No 11



Oman Shows Flexibility, Restraint With Protesters

Omans Ruler Sultan Qabus bin Sa'id has met a key demand of protestors and replaced unpopular ministers in a cabinet reshuffle on 7 March. Minister of Oil and Gas Muhammad al-Rumhy retains his position. For the energy sector its business as usual, an industry insider tells MEES. Protesters have focused on freedom, jobs and alleged corruption within the government, not on the oil and...