Bahrain Financial Harbour and Bahrain World Trade Center are seen in Manama, Bahrain. Reuters
GFH Financial Group (GFH) announced the successful conclusion of its Ordinary General Meeting (OGM), which was held at the Group’s Bahrain Financial Harbour headquarters.
Under the patronage of Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, Investcorp opened its Investors Conference at a hotel in Bahrain.
Bahrain’s MVC Global - providers of one of the leading supply chain track-and-trace platforms for pharmaceuticals and medical devices - announced a strategic partnership with Cox Logistics Group
Robust earnings from Google-owner Alphabet and Twitter took the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes close to record levels on Friday, with data showing the domestic economy slowed lesser than expected in the second quarter providing support.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index was up 1.0 per cent, in the eurozone, Frankfurt won 0.9 per cent and Paris climbed 0.8 per cent.
Spot gold was up 0.8% at $2,033.86 per ounce by 0655 GMT, after hitting a record high of $2,036.49. US gold futures rose 1.4% to $2,049.30.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.26 per cent, or 58.81 points, to end at 22,514.85, while the broader Topix index inched down 0.04 per cent, or 0.55 points, to 1,554.71.
Brent crude was up by 31 cents, or 0.7%, at $44.74 a barrel by 0713 GMT. The contract rose 0.6% on Wednesday to its highest close since March 6. West Texas Intermediate oil was up by 26 cents, or 0.6%, at $41.96 a barrel. The contract ended Tuesday trading 1.7% higher, its highest close since late July.