The availability of pharmaceutical and agricultural food supply chains is a more urgent priority than ever before.
Bahrain has been ranked among the top-10 most improved economies in the world in this year’s Doing Business 2020 report, up 19 places to 43rd place since last year in the World Bank’s assessment of 190 countries.
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.
The measures announced recently in the Union Budget granting 100 per cent tax exemption on interest, dividend and capital gains income to Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) investing in infrastructure, will further help boost investments in affordable housing and logistics, according to JLL research.
The industry was hit twice because of the coronavirus, with export orders evaporating and then a shortage of workers caused by a national lockdown to stop the spread of the virus.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index soared 405.65 points or 1.78 per cent to 23,249.61, the best close since February 21, the broader Topix index rose 18.62 points or 1.16 per cent to 1,624.15.
Brent crude was down 26 cents or 0.6% at $45.17 a barrel by 0647 GMT, after a gain of around 2% in the previous session. West Texas Intermediate oil also lost 0.6%, a 25 cent decline to $42.42 a barrel which followed a climb of 2.6% on Wednesday.