(MENAFN - AFP) South Korea on Tuesday declared the effective end to a deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that killed 36 people, triggered widespread panic and stymied growth in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
Addressing a meeting of government officials in Seoul, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn said the danger posed by what was the biggest outbreak of ...
(MENAFN - AFP) The Athens stock exchange, which has been closed for nearly a month due to Greece's debt crisis, is expected to reopen in a few days after receiving approval from the European Central Bank, a stock market source told AFP Tuesday.
"The ECB gave its green light to reopen the stock market in Greece, (and) we are waiting for a ministerial decision which will specify ...
(MENAFN - AFP) The world's top luxury group LVMH on Tuesday reported its net profit rose by 5.0 percent in the first half of the year, as sales jumped 19 percent boosted by strong growth in Europe and the United States.
"Building on the first-half performances, we face the second half of the year with confidence," Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of LVMH, said in a statement.
(MENAFN - AFP) The World Trade Organization said Tuesday that huge gaps remained among members trying to negotiate a global trade deal, warning that failure to make progress by year's end could spark a "dangerous situation".
The 161-member WTO began its so-called Doha Round of talks in 2001, aiming to tear down global trade barriers, with an emphasis on supporting development ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Takeover news buoyed European stock markets Tuesday, with sentiment also boosted by bargain-hunting after recent China-inspired losses, dealers said.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of blue-chip companies won 0.77 percent to close at 6,555.28 points, encouraged also by data showing the British economy rebounded by 0.7 percent in the second quarter.