23 Mar '11, 3am

Channel NewsAsia : #Bahrain faces uncertain future البحرين تواجه مستقبلاً غامضاً

Channel NewsAsia : #Bahrain faces uncertain future البحرين تواجه مستقبلاً غامضاً

MANAMA: Traffic flowing into the Bahraini capital's business district appears to signal a return to normal, but the Gulf financial hub faces an uncertain future after police crushed a pro-democracy uprising. Security remains tight in the district, home to a multitude of banks and investment firms which have earned Bahrain its reputation, and a heavy police presence has been kept in place across the archipelago. Traffic would normally be a nightmare in Manama's business district which also houses ministries and embassies, but the flow of vehicles this week has been light during the day before vanishing at night as a daily curfew starts. "It is still quiet," said a waiter at a cafe next to the Bahrain World Trade Centre tower, where only three tables were occupied. Bahrain faces an uphill battle to re-establish its reputation as a safe place to do business, after images of r...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/111...

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