Oman orders firing of expats from public sector: reports

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The Sultanate of Oman has ordered the expulsion of all expats employed in the Gulf country's public sector, according to reports on Friday. Although Wednesday's order is limited to the state-owned companies, it is understood that the private sector will soon be under pressure to follow the public sector in prioritising the hiring of Omani nationals over foreigners. According to government figures, around a third of Oman's 4.6 million residents are expats.  Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq inherited the Sultanate from his late cousin in March this year. Bin Tariq is said to have aready...

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Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.