Panama papers

John Key keeps lid on hidden billions video

John Key has described criticism of New Zealand's foreign trust laws as a media beat-up.

Foreign trusts lobbyists seem to have watered down a NZ bill on better disclosure of the origins of secret cash.

Govt accepts foreign trusts plan video

Tax expert John Shewan has called for a shake up of New Zealand's laws around foreign trusts.

John Key accepts foreign trust rules need a radical overhaul following warnings not enough's being done to counter money laundering.

Judgment day for trusts video

The foreign trust inquiry by John Shewan has helped the Government save face.

NZ's foreign trust regime is a good little earner for some, but time may be running out.

Mossack Fonseca staffer held

Geneva prosecutors led a police raid of Mossack Fonseca's local office in which computer equipment was seized.

Computer specialist at the Panama law firm is taken into custody over huge leak.

Pedro Almodovar's Julieta video

Director Pedro Almodovar leaves the Juliet' premier.

"If the Panama Papers were a film," the acclaimed Spanish director said, "we wouldn't even be credited as extras."

World

Where is Facebook, really? video

Facebook data stored in Singapore

Used in NZ, hosted in Singapore, moderated in the Philippines, built in the US - it is everywhere, and nowhere.

How bad can a tweet be for business?

Ryan Holmes' book, The 4 billion Dollar Tweet, is out in April.

What happens if Donald Trump comes after your company on Twitter? Or if you tweet lewd suggestions to a reporter? Nothing much good is the answer.

An era ends for Starbucks

Howard Schultz was born in New York. His dad was an ex-United States army trooper and truck driver.

CEO Howard Schultz is stepping down from his second stint at the helm of the company he built into a global empire

The economist and the sex parties

James Shugg and his accomplices, including Sara Bleta, supplied "wholesale quantities" of drugs.

Australian economist and media commentator jailed for supplying drugs at "chemsex" parties. 

Painter's fake $5.1 trillion deal

"I always wanted to be wealthy, so I could have more free time with my family," says artist Antonio Lee.

An obscure Chicago artist became the world's richest man, and no-one thought to question it.

'Made in Bangladesh' - think about it

"Use your voice and consumer power to demand respect for our rights": Kalpona Akter from the Bangladesh Center for ...

COMMENT: Most of the world's clothing comes from production lines where mostly women and girls toil for long hours with appallingly low pay.

Who's that on your Toblerone? video

Once you've seen it, you can't see anything but the bear.

The chocolate recipe may be under wraps, but one secret is hiding in plain sight.

Kiwi to head up Carl's Jr parent company

Jason Marker hails from New Zealand and is about to take up the CEO role at the parent company of Carl's Jr.

New Zealander Jason Marker is credited with overseeing the turnaround of US business KFC.

The day Trump Trade died video

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell on March 21 when US stocks had ...

COMMENT: US stocks had their worst day since October 2016. The dollar can't seem to find a bottom. There's no rebound in sight for oil.

Uber must eliminate 'brilliant jerks'

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has no intention of stepping down, according to Uber board member Ariana Huffington.

Probe into the company's culture and harassment claims will be made public.

Share sale to pay tax: Gerry Harvey

Gerry Harvey says his wife and Harvey Norman CEO, Katie Page, sold the shares to pay a tax bill.

Billionaire Aussie retailer says his wife's Harvey Norman share sale had nothing to do with Monday's rout.

The 7 worst Ferraris

Ferrari's 348 was not a high point for the brand.

It's Ferrari's 70th anniversary, but not all horses prance the way they should.

Personalised jerseys for $300

Sweaters and the production line are pictured at the Adidas Knit for You store in Berlin, Germany.

Shoppers can design a jersey, have a body scan to determine fit and get it machine-knitted within hours.

Trump is US$1b poorer video

U.S. President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Louisville Air National Guard Base in ...

Midtown Manhattan real estate is down, so is Donald Trump's fortune.

People scared of self driving cars: BMW

BMW believes the biggest issue with driverless cars is people's acceptance of the technology.

Would you trust a car without a driver? The German giant says public acceptance will be a big hurdle.

Trump Winery can't get US workers

Eric Trump is the third child and second son of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and Ivana Trump.

The Virginia winery owned by President Donald Trump's son has applied to hire foreign workers.

Gerry Harvey lost A$100m in a day

Gerry Harvey's Harvey Norman is probably the best insulated Australian retailer from any Amazon threat.

Harvey Norman shares tanked on Monday and the retailer will be getting one hell of a "please explain" notice. 

Squalid conditions for airport staff video

A makeshift bed at Sydney Airport

Workers are sleeping on makeshift beds in "third world" conditions in the bowels of Sydney Airport.

Greece on brink of new crisis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has yet to comply with the terms attached to the emergency loans that have kept the ...

Greece is set to miss yet another deadline for unlocking bailout funds this week.

Uber president quits video

Uber has been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons this year.

Newcomer Jeff Jones is leaving after multiple controversies engulf the ride-hailing company.

Beijing's push for clean energy

A coal-fired power plant is pictured near a construction site in Beijing. The city has closed its last remaining ...

The closure of city's last big coal-fired power station has been welcomed by environmental groups.

New economic rifts emerge video

German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (left) address a news ...

Trump administration rejects statement from leading economies that warns against the perils of trade protectionism.

Scammed out of $165,000

Ben Harley tried to buy a Weber barbecue online but the website was a scam.

The online deal for a barbecue looked good. It offered more than $200 off. There was a snag.

Disney to pay millions to low-wage workers

Disney theme park staff in Florida had the cost of their costumes deducted from wages.

Workers at Disney's Florida theme parks had cost of uniforms and costumes deducted, putting their pay below minimum wage.

Grammar snafu costs millions video

Maine company, Oakhurst Dairy was sued by its  truck drivers for unpaid overtime wages.

The world's most controversial punctuation mark finds itself at the heart of a US class-action lawsuit.

Media sex scandal in court

Executive assistant Amber Harrison, right, went public with details of a months-long affair she'd had with Seven CEO Tim ...

The former lover of Aussie media boss Tim Worner has made good on her threat to sue the Seven West company.

Trump swings axe in $1.64t budget video

The US$54 billion boost for the military is the largest since President Ronald Reagan's Pentagon buildup in the 1980s.

Medical research, EPA and foreign aid face huge cuts as Trump sends $77b towards military.

Google, Twitter, FB on notice

European consumer protection have placed Facebook Google and Twitter on notice.

Facebook, Google and Twitter told they must do more to tackle fraud and scams.

Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, left, is seeking total ownership of Sky News in the UK.

Tory government has concern about "broadcasting standards" and "media plurality."

'Very grave sin' to lay off staff carelessly

Pope Francis has strongly defended the rights of workers since becoming leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman ...

Pope Francis says to close businesses solely for economic gain is to commit a serious sin.

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