The rampant escalation of COVID-19 outbreak, across the world, has acutely impacted almost everyone, in one way or the other, and triggered significant downside risks to the overall global economic outlook.
Bahrain monarchy was the first state in the Persian Gulf to discover oil and build a refinery. The tiny country is ruled by a Sunni monarchy with a Shia majority population. The island, once known as heaven still faces the impacts of the pearl revolution.
If efforts are not made to mitigate and overcome interruptions in health services and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, a six-month distruption of antiretroviral therapy could lead to more than 500 000 extra deaths from AIDS related illness, including from tuberculosis.
Clim8 Invest app – due to launch this summer- exceeded public crowdfunding target by three times during pre-launch, reaching £1.35m. With over 5,000 people on a waitlist, crowdfunding from 1200 investors, the app focuses on green businesses.