Bourses Are Blooming From Casablanca To Oman

With his flowing white robes and embroidered turban, Ashraf Al-Nabhany might not look right at home on Wall Street. But as executive vice-president of the Muscat Securities Market in the Sultanate of Oman, Al-Nabhany is frequently receiving visitors these days from outfits such as Morgan Stanley & Co. and Merrill Lynch & Co. And when he has a spare moment, Al-Nabhany heads to the local schools to teach the ABCs of stock ownership to Omani children. "You have to start them young," he says.

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