Bahrain fights competition to remain business hub

File - Bahraini mourners hold portraits of Hussein Ahmed Sharaf, a Bahraini man who was in hiding having earlier been sentenced to life in prison in absentia, after he died in an explosion at his home two days ago, as they take part in his funeral procession on April 3, 2014, in the village of Al-Akr, south of the capital Manama. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 17, 2014, on page 5.




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