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Japan's new 'Airbnb law': a double-edged sword

Rental platforms like Airbnb are hoping for a boost from a new law coming into force next month in Japan ahead of an expected surge in demand for the 2020 Olympics, but experts warn it could actually hamper business in the ...

dateMay 20, 2018 in Business
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Tyson the stray hippo captured in Mexico

A stray hippopotamus that had been roaming around the countryside in Mexico has been captured after a 10-day hunt and relocated to a wildlife refuge, authorities said Tuesday.

dateMar 23, 2018 in Ecology
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France cracks down on undeclared Airbnb listings

The French government announced plans Thursday to clamp down on Airbnb, saying it would fine the home-sharing giant for carrying ads from people who do not register their properties with local authorities.

dateMar 01, 2018 in Business
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Amazon hammers out tax deal with France

US online retailer Amazon said Monday that it had settled a major tax claim in France and would start declaring all its earnings in the country locally, as European officials prepare to tighten the fiscal screws on digital ...

dateFeb 05, 2018 in Business
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