A joint-stock company is one of the main types of business entities in Oman. Its capital is divided into shares that are negotiable and can be issued to the public. A joint-stock company's liabilities are based on the number of shares it holds, so it is important to be aware of the minimum capital requirements. In Oman, you must subscribe at least thirty percent of the company's capital, and you can issue different classes of shares. To form a joint-stock company, you must be a member of the Muscat Securities Market.