Amsterdam's cannabis coffeeshops, already hit by Covid, fear a clampdown on tourists

Amsterdam has long been a draw for millions of tourists from Europe and beyond but tourism has been hit by Covid-19 and travel restrictions. Tourists are attracted to the city for its canals and culture as well as its coffeeshops and sex industry. Coffeeshops are plentiful in Amsterdam and where the Dutch authorities tolerate the […]

Covid vaccination rates have slumped in some parts of the world, and experts are worried

Coronavirus vaccines were developed, trialed and authorized for emergency use in the U.S. and across Europe in record time. But around nine months after vaccination rollouts began in the West there has been a slowdown in some national and state-wide immunization drives. In some countries and states, large swathes of the populace remain unvaccinated. When […]

Are Covid vaccines becoming less effective?

Covid-19 vaccines are still "stunningly effective" despite fears that immunity may dwindle over time, experts have said. There have been some concerns about the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines after a number of recent studies indicated a growing number of "breakthrough" Covid cases among the fully vaccinated. Studies have shown that the fully vaccinated are still […]

Two die in Japan after shots from suspended Moderna vaccines, government says

Two people died after receiving Moderna Covid-19 vaccine shots that were among lots later suspended following the discovery of contaminants, Japan's health ministry said on Saturday. The men in their 30s died this month within days of receiving their second Moderna doses, the ministry said in a release. Each had a shot from one of […]

Dutch try to stamp out rule-breaking in bars and cafes as Covid infections soar

Rule-breaking in cafes and bars in Holland is a persistent problem that the hospitality industry must deal with, the country's prime minister said on Monday. The Netherlands is battling a surge in Covid infections after it eased restrictions in late June. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte implored the hospitality industry to make customers adhere to […]

European markets set for somber open as investors digest Powell comments

European stocks are expected to open lower on Thursday as investors digest inflation data from the U.S. and U.K. released yesterday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's comments and look ahead to more earnings and jobs data. London's FTSE is seen opening 11 points lower at 7,087, Germany's DAX 18 points lower at 15,773, France's CAC 40 down […]

Travel writers share the biggest mistakes tourists make in their cities

Travel writers make a career out of helping tourists navigate unfamiliar places. Still, even the most savvy traveler is prone to making the occasional faux pas while on vacation. Here, CNBC's travel contributors share the biggest mistakes they see visitors make in the cities they call home.   Strolling through Singapore "Attempting to stroll around […]

Oil prices could 'very easily' top $100 a barrel, says former U.S. energy secretary

"You could very easily see oil hitting $100 a barrel, potentially even higher," former U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette told CNBC on Tuesday. On the flip side, it's "equally possible" that prices could collapse too, he said. The discord between UAE and Saudi Arabia is "striking," said Brouillette and IHS Markit's Dan Yergin. Oil prices […]

European markets head for cautious open; oil price watched ahead of OPEC+ talks

European stocks are expected to open slightly higher on Monday as markets keep an eye on oil prices ahead of a crunch meeting of the OPEC+ oil producing alliance. London's FTSE is seen opening 13 points higher at 7,131, Germany's DAX 8 points higher at 15,646, France's CAC 40 up 3 points at 6,551, according to […]

Didi says it stores all China user and roads data in China

China's ride hailing giant Didi said it is "absolutely not possible" that the company passed data to the United States, a senior company executive said on Saturday. Didi Vice President Li Min also said the company would sue any social media users who said the company transferred data during its recent initial public offering (IPO) […]