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Aussie rate cut on the cards

Australian dollar, money

A strong currency may force the Australian central bank to cut interest rates.

Big fine for Russia asset grab

rouble

International court orders Russia to pay US$50b for forcibly nationalising assets of oil giant Yukos.

Strippers 'part of doing business'

sex worker

When it comes to executives using sex to please clients, The Wolf of Wall Street has nothing on reality.

Last-ditch effort to avoid default

Argentina

Argentina needs to reach a deal with US creditors or the country faces its second default in 13 years.

Scare trims McDonald's menu

McDonald's Hong Kong

McDonald's cuts chicken nuggets from its Hong Kong outlets as a result of the food safety scandal in China.

China's skyscraper mania

China skyscraper mania

Suzhou isn't even the biggest city in Jiangsu province, yet it's joining a rush for the sky.

Spain's jobless graduates

Spain

Stuck with her student job four years after graduating, Beatriz Biota still can't move out of her parents' home.

Have Crocs finally croaked?

crocs

Maker of clogs everyone loves to hate plans major restructure, including ditching job and some brands.

Aussie dollar up on CPI figures

Australian dollars

Australian consumer prices rose by 0.5 per cent in the June quarter, as health services and home prices rose.

High stakes in Time Warner deal

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch's audacious $86b offer for Time Warner has put the entertainment giant in play. Who will win?

1 in 25 New Yorkers a millionaire

new York House of Travel

Some 389,100 New Yorkers are millionaires, 4.63 per cent of the population, a study finds.

A billionaire's three-day week

Carlos Slim

Hard work's the key to success, right? Nope, not according to this rich-lister.

Is this the end?

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysian Airlines is likely near its end as a publicly traded company.

China slowdown hits NZ

China slowdown

A drop in house prices disconcerts Chinese consumers, and weighs on Kiwi exports to China.

China food scandal spreads

KFc China

A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in Starbucks, Burger King and others.

Infratil tipped to make $1.8b

Australian dollar, money

Infratil Energy Australia (IEA), which is under strategic review and may be sold, has been valued at up to A$675 million (NZ$726m) by Goldman Sachs.

Refunds offered after MH17 crash

MH17

Malaysia Airlines will fully refund passengers wanting to cancel their tickets until Thursday next week.

Airline to go down with plane?

Malaysia Airlines

Hit by two astonishing tragedies, the Malaysia Airlines brand will be impossible to redeem.

APN buys out Hong Kong firm

Hong Kong

Media company pays $15 million to buy out its joint-venture partner in outdoor advertising firm Buspak.

Disaster hits markets

markets

Sharemarkets tumble following the shooting down of an airliner over Ukraine and Israel's invasion of Gaza.

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