Panama papers

Panama loopholes for normal Kiwis? video

The average Kiwi can't get the same tax advantages as those brought to light in the Panama Papers - but there wouldn't ...

The super-rich are able to dodge tax by keeping their money offshore. But could you?

What if CIA behind Panama Papers?

US director of national intelligence James Clapper paid a visit to Wellington in March.

OPINION: Makes sense for US to have been behind leak exposing tax evasion.

All tax returns should be public

Show us your tax return please Prime Minister.

Making all tax returns publicly available would be the best weapon against tax evasion.

Panama Papers prompts OECD action

An activist in Germany finds an inventive way to campaign for more tax transparency in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal.

Issue at centre of controversy over NZ's foreign rules gets more international attention.

Key's deposit with foreign trust firm video

PM John Key says he's not linked to the Panama Papers scandal.

The PM's link leads Labour to call for him to release his tax records, but he says that's just a "stunt".

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Global Threat Intelligence report shows retail weakspot

Dimension Data's 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Report shows the the retail sector had the highest number of attacks ...

Businesses need to be prudent as global cybercrime becomes more sophisticated, warns an IT security agency ahead of the first Government Cyber Security Summit.

J&J ordered to pay $78m in talc trial

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay damages to a woman who said using their baby powder caused her to develop cancer.

Johnson & Johnson loses second talcum power-cancer case.

Bored so sues for $590,000

A Frenchman is suing his employer, claiming he was given menial tasks and so became bored stiff.

Man sues employer for being subjected to four years of mind-numbing tasks.

The 'nobody' who invented a currency

Australian Craig Steven Wright claims to have created Bitcoin.

I am Satoshi Nakamoto, the man the internet has sought for a decade, says Australian Craig Wright.

US-EU trade deal documents leaked

Juergen Knirsch of the environmental campaign group Greenpeace holds a copy of the leaked TTIP negotiations.

Food safety and environmental standards are on the chopping block, Greenpeace claims, releasing confidential documents.

Aussie created Bitcoin

The alleged creator of Bitcoin, Australian Craig Steven Wright.

Craig Wright says he's behind the controversial digital currency, ending years of speculation.

Clean Australian air for sale

Entrepreneurs are bottling Australian air and selling it to Chinese people.

If two Sydney entrepreneurs have their way, Chinese people may soon breathe in fresh Australian air priced at $20.45 per can.

Virgin to cut capacity

Virgin's statutory loss has more than doubled to A$58.8 million from A$28.3 million.

Virgin Australia is taking steps to boost its business after forecasting a dip in fortunes.

'Unhygienic' bakery fined $68,000

The Food Authority traced the cause of the outbreak back to Betta Maid.

Two people died and dozens fell ill after eating food supplied by the Australian bakery.

Starbucks sued for millions over ice

The company says the lawsuit is absurd and any customer who's not happy with their order can have their beverage remade.

Lawsuit claims customers are getting only half of what they are paying for.

The madam and the tax man

The interior of a room at Stiletto Bordello.

She ran one of Sydney's most expensive brothels, but Jamelie Lahood now owes $17.4 million in tax.

Honeylab's buzzing business

Honeylab is running the world’s largest programme of medical honey research.

 International deals are transforming the humble honey industry.

Formless computers of the future

"Over time, the computer itself - whatever its form factor - will be an intelligent assistant helping you through your ...

You've heard of the internet of things. But what about computers that aren't things at all?

$60 for 'original' Shapes

Consumers are outraged Arnotts have changed the popular Pizza flavoured Shapes

 While some are hating on Arnott's for changing Shapes, others are making a hefty profit.

The threat hanging over Apple

Apple's exposure to China is causing concern.

This investor has made US$2b off Apple. Here's why he's just sold all his stock.

'Save electricity, work less' video

For good measure, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has also asked women to stop using hair dryers.

Venezuela imposes a two-day workweek as severe electricity shortages grip the nation.

World's highest-paid CEO

Patrick Soon-Shiong was a doctor by the time he was 23.

Drugmaker firm's boss makes just under $13,000 an hour.

Human guinea pigs in demand

USA students are using ADHD drugs off-label to improve study results.

People offering to take part in drug trials are making thousands of dollars a week.

Bid for 'socks and jocks'

Australian pop star Kylie Minogue (centre) as she launches her lingerie range LoveKylie for Pacific Brands in 2003.

US underwear firm offers $1 billion for Pacific Brands, the maker of Bonds and Holeproof.

SpaceX: Mars by 2018

An artist rendering of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft approaching Mars.

Private spaceflight firm plans to land a spacecraft on Mars in as little as two years.

Gorman lashed over Instagram post

Gorman founder and head designer Lisa Gorman, second from right, with models.

The Aussie fashion brand is under fire for a PR exercise about its supply chain.

Investors nervous about Brexit vote

Britain is to hold a referendum on whether to stay in the EU.

Investors halt purchases of British commercial property ahead of the EU membership referendum

Facebook smashes expectations

Facebook's results will cheer investors in the tech sector.

Facebook is a money-making machine as its mobile ad sales surge.

US rates on hold

The Fed, chaired by Janet Yellen, kept the target range for its key rate between 0.25 per cent and 0.50 per cent.

Hours before NZ rate decision, US Fed leaves its benchmark rate just above zero per cent.

Future of public transport is here

The automated group rapid transport (GRT) vehicle can carry up to 24 people and is wheelchair-access-friendly.

Driverless pods are the latest and coolest mode of public transport.

Bank stops lending to foreigners

Westpac said that it, and subsidiaries St George, Bank SA and Bank of Melbourne, would immediately halt all lending to ...

Across the Tasman, Westpac stops lending to foreign buyers of Australian property in surprise move.

Australia hits deflation

The price falls were broad-based, led by fuel and fruit but including transport, travel and accommodation and recreation ...

Rate cut more likely after falling petrol, food and clothing prices lead to first deflation in seven years.

Shoe store closing after 135 years

The original Salvio's store and factory in Melbourne.

After four generations and countless shoes, the last handmade dance shoe shop in Australia is closing its doors.

Aussies eye Wicked Campers ban video

Wicked Campers are coming under fire in Australia and New Zealand for their offensive slogans.

Popular beach spot across the ditch has also had enough of the rental vans.

Banker's doing what?

If advertising is propaganda, then Londoners better watch out if Chartered Banker's advertising team gets its way.

People are dumping quips all over the place about an ad by Chartered Banker in London.

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