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Oman Banking Primer

Source: NBK Capital

Room for Growth

With assets reaching USD 29.3 billion at the end of March 2008, the Omani banking sector is the smallest in the GCC. Oman has lower commercial banking penetration rates than the rest of the GCC countries; with a loans-to-GDP ratio and a deposits-to-GDP ratio of 42% at the end of 2007, the Omani banking sector is also the smallest in the GCC in relative terms, as compared with the size of the underlying economy. This under-banked status, coupled with robust expected economic performance, translates into growth potential for the banking sector.

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