A customer, center left, is greeted on the sidewalk in front of an Apple Store in Boston. AP
In its order four years ago, the European Commission said Apple benefited from illegal state aid via two Irish tax rulings that artificially reduced its tax burden for over two decades - to as low as 0.005% in 2014.
The company has hundreds of retail stores worldwide, including 42 in China that closed or operated with reduced hours at the height of the country's outbreak.
The iPhone maker attained the distinction in mid-morning trading and was up 1.1 per cent at $467.18 near 1545 GMT. The company had previously become the first giant to hit $1 trillion in market value in March 2018.
Commenting on the recent agreement forged at the G20 meet to link Middle East countries by railway and connect them to India through seaports, Bin Sulayem stressed that the ultimate objective was to expedite the delivery of goods and introduce new alternative routes.
The UAE economy is forecast to grow 3 per cent in 2023 and 4 per cent in 2024, driven by the non-oil sector, which is expected to benefit from strong growth in tourism,
This important accomplishment has been fulfilled under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, and the supervision of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE.