According to the latest survey by British company Expert Market, linking the commercial potential of tech hubs with their quality of life, Berlin leads the worldwide ranking, followed by Austin and Toronto.
In the first six months of 2016, tourist visits to Paris and the Ile-de-France region experienced an "unprecedented slump" since 2010, according to the Comité régional du tourisme (CRT, the regional tourist board).
Apple Inc will boost its investment in China, one of its largest but increasingly challenging markets, and build its first Asia-Pacific research and development center in the country, Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Tuesday.
Hong Kong retail sales fell for the 16th successive month in June, hurt by a continued drop in mainland tourists and weak local spending, with retailers now also facing challenges from a strong local currency.
Shockwaves from Britain's vote to leave the European Union rocked the economy on Thursday, with thousands of jobs lost at one of the country's biggest banks, consumer confidence plunging, and construction and car sales slowing.
French luxury goods maker Hermes said on Thursday it had not seen any improvement in tourist flows in France in the second quarter and did not expect any while the country remained in a state of emergency.
Some foreign companies with nationals working in Bangladesh's garment and building industries have suspended travel to the country and told workers to stay at home after a deadly attack in Dhaka on Friday.
Wirecard is negotiating with representatives of Alipay, a unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, about it taking a stake of up to 25 percent in the German banking software company, a newspaper reported on Sunday.