(MENAFN - AFP) International tourism grew 4.0 percent in the first half of this year, with Asia posting the strongest growth, the World Tourism Organisation said Thursday.
At around 561 million, the number of international tourists surged 21 million between January and June compared to the same period a year earlier, the Madrid-based United Nations body said in a statement.
(MENAFN - AFP) The United Nations will mobilize $181 million to shore up the emergency response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti and at least an equal amount for the victims and their families, a senior UN official says.
The financial package follows the United Nations's admission that it had a moral responsibility to help Haiti deal with the epidemic that broke out near ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Embattled Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf on Thursday was hammered by US lawmakers on Thursday, who demanded accountability and called into question his fitness to serve as the bank's chief.
Stumpf offered renewed contrition in an appearance before the Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives, which is investigating the bank's sales practices ...
(MENAFN - AFP) EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager on Thursday said that the relevance of user data to major corporate mergers will come under closer scrutiny as her teams get set to consider Microsoft's mega buyout of LinkedIn.
Data has increasingly become a major driver for big acquisitions in the digital world, including the blockbuster buyout of messaging service ...
(MENAFN - AFP) The Danish tax authority said on Thursday it had paid an anonymous source almost six million kroner (0.81 million euros, $0.9 million) for leaked data from the Panama Papers on hundreds of Danes.
The government justified the payment earlier this month saying it needed to take all necessary measures to catch tax evaders.