European Union governments could be stripped of their veto power on EU tax rules under proposals being prepared by the EU’s executive arm, an unprecedented move that could unblock reforms long resisted by smaller states.
Data reporting service Edited has revealed that 2017's Black Friday and Cyber Monday were the largest volume discounting sales days in US shopping history. Cyber Monday sales alone totalled $6.6 billion.
International tourists to Canada helped pump US $4.4 billion into the local economy over the summer months, thanks in large part to American, Chinese and French visitors who were the country's top three spenders.
China will allow travel agencies in Beijing and Shandong to partly resume sales of group tours to South Korea, in a sign of thawing relations between the nations that have been locked in a year-long diplomatic standoff.