Israel sees tourism growth from China, India

Israel is looking east to China and India to help drive tourism, as visits to the country have yet to fully recover from the 2014 Gaza war, Tourism Ministry Director-General Amir Halevi said. In 2015, tourism grew 43 percent from China to some 50,000 visitors and the ministry sees that doubling by 2018. It will … Read more Israel sees tourism growth from China, India

Unpaid Chinese investors descend on offices of martial arts movie backer

More than 100 Chinese investors descended on the Shanghai offices of Jinlu Financial Advisors on Thursday demanding their money back from investments, including those tied to a martial arts film whose box office figures were inflated. Investors on the scene told Reuters that the asset manager invested in movies, real estate and various other sectors … Read more Unpaid Chinese investors descend on offices of martial arts movie backer

U.S. fills in the blanks as coloring books sweep market

Coloring books, once seen only as a pastime for children, have become a growing craze for American adults looking to unwind or test their creativity with coloring pencils. The trend has spawned coloring parties and clubs where grown-ups get together to color and socialize. “You feel creative and you’re like, ‘Wow, I didn’t know I … Read more U.S. fills in the blanks as coloring books sweep market

‘South Africa’s Schwarzenegger’ aims to lift poor with township gyms

Striding around the gym he built in his grandmother’s backyard, South African bodybuilding champion Tumi Masite recalls the day Arnold Schwarzenegger’s former trainer paid him a visit. Reg Park had heard about Masite during a trip to South Africa a decade ago and offered him advice that helped the bodybuilder win national championships. Now Masite … Read more ‘South Africa’s Schwarzenegger’ aims to lift poor with township gyms