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Financial crisis to return?

Singapore-based David Dredge says the current volatility in financial markets is in the early stage.

Recent global market convulsions are just the beginning, Fortress fund manager says. 

Google refines its logo

Same-same, but different. Google's new look.

Google gives itself a face lift - but can you spot the difference?

Turmoil returns to Wall St

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the market opened in New York September 1, 2015. Wall Street opened sharply lower on Tuesday after weak data from China heightened fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy and its effect on global growth.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Wall Street slumped nearly 3 per cent after weak data from China added to fears of a slowdown.

Yahoo boss pregnant with twins

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer smiles before the session "In Tech We Trust" in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 22, 2015. More than 1,500 business leaders and 40 heads of state or government attend the Jan. 21-24 meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) to network and discuss big themes, from the price of oil to the future of the Internet. This year they are meeting in the midst of upheaval, with security forces on heightened alert after attacks in Paris, the European Central Bank considering a radical government bond-buying programme and the safe-haven Swiss franc rocketing.                                           REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (SWITZERLAND  - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Marissa Mayer is pregnant with twin girls, she announced on the Yahoo-owned Tumblr blog.

Gun buff's advice for grieving parents video

Collins Idehen, known as Colion Noir, hosts a show called Noir.

NRA advocate tells parents of slain reporter not to get "emotional" about gun control.

Corporates in fear of hackers

Amy Pascal attends the premiere of the film "Chappie" in New York March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Sony. Target. Ashley Madison. Big business bosses are losing their jobs because of embarrassing cyberattacks.

7-Eleven workers ripped off

One franchisee said some staff members hadn't been paid for six weeks but "money isn't important to them".

Aussie HQ was aware of employee exploitation for at least a year, investigation shows.

Focus turns to US data

A U.S. flag hangs above the door of the New York Stock Exchange August 26, 2015. Wall Street racked up its biggest one-day gain in four years on Wednesday as fears about China's economy gave way to bargain hunters emboldened by expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve might not raise interest rates next month.   REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

After two dizzying weeks that saw equity prices plunge and rebound, investors seek clarity on US rates.

Shocking exploitation of store workers video

7-Eleven workers were not paid penalty rates for night shifts.

Australia's biggest convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, is under fire for paying many of its staff as little as A$10 an hour.

Japanese day trader made $52m

Day trader CIS. He likes to stay anonymous as he’s worried about robbery or extortion.

While global investors were hitting the panic button, a Japanese day trader timed the bottom perfectly.

Subway exec warned about Fogle

Jared Fogle no longer appears in Subway's advertising campaign.

A former franchisee put her concerns about Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to company executive.

Woolworths profit slips

The result was in line with the profit warning issued by the 91-year-old company in June.

Australia's biggest supermarket chain saw annual profit slump 12.5 per cent, its first drop in at least 19 years.

Market ignores Amazon woes

Amazon stock is on the up, despite the  company not generating much in the way of profits.

The retail colossus is taking a savage beating in the court of public opinion, but investors are undeterred.

Walmart pulling back on guns

Walmart say the decision is unrelated to recent high-profile shootings.

The top seller of guns and ammunition in the US will stop selling some semi-automatic rifles.

US stocks rebound sharply

Stocks were choppy for much of the day even though investors viewed the hint of caution about rate hikes as reassuring.

Wall Street rebounded sharply on Wednesday after six days of big declines caused by China worries.

No McWhopper today video

Burger King welcomes McDonald's to its McWhopper proposal.

All of your burger mashup dreams were about to come true, then dashed in a matter of moments.

'I call him Barack'

Golfing buddies: Barack Obama and John Key on the course in Hawaii.

John Key rubs shoulders with some pretty powerful people - but what does he call the US President when they're on the golf course?

Asian stocks meander after China rate cut

An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information of Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index at a brokerage house in Beijing, August 26, 2015.

Asian stocks were mixed and Shanghai's index fell despite Beijing's decision to cut a key interest rate to help stabilise financial markets.

Amazon offers alcohol deliveries

An Amazon worker delivers groceries from the Amazon Fresh service in New York.

Beer, wine and spirits can now be dropped off to US customers as part of Prime Now.

Man loses $3.6b in a day

Even after Monday's decline, Wang Jianlin's fortune stood at US$31.2 billion.

Asia's richest person lost the most among billionaires worldwide as China's stock markets plunged.

Investors kidnap Chinese boss

Fanya Metals Exchange boss Shan Jiuliang is bundled into a car.

Furious investors kidnap the head of a Chinese metal exchange and hand him to police.

Stocks plunge in late twist

The Dow and the S&P were on track for the their worst monthly losses since February 2009.

In a dramatic trading session, major US indices turned negative in the final minutes after previously climbing almost 3 percent.

China cuts rates as stocks plummet

Beijing is targeting growth of seven per cent this year, which would be the slowest pace since 1990.

China's central bank tries to stabilise economy after Chinese shares tumble again.

China stocks nosedive more than 7pc video

A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing on Tuesday.

The China sharemarket closes down 7 per cent as a "mood of panic" dominates the market.

Market worries continue in Asia

A man talks on his phone as he stands in front of a financial display board showing the FTSE 100-share index in central London, Monday, Oct. 6, 2008. Share prices on the London Stock Exchange closed sharply down Monday with the FTSE 100-share index closing down 391.06 points at 4,589.19. Asian and European stock markets plunged as government bank bailouts in the U.S. and Europe failed to alleviate fears that the global financial crisis would depress world economic growth. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

After Wall Street dives almost 4 per cent, Asian stocks look vulnerable to another sell-off.

No lift for Otis in China

Otis installed its first elevator in Shanghai in 1900, and has six factories that make lifts and escalators for markets in China and elsewhere.

As China's economy grew, Otis Elevators went along for the ride. Now the US firm faces a steep and embarrassing fall.

Would you give staff a four-day week?

Uniqlo is considering introducing a shorter week at its corporate headquarters and at more stores, if its trial goes well.

Global fashion retailer Uniqlo is offering staff a three-day weekend in exchange for four 10-hour work days.

Michael Jordan's $13.3m win

NBA legend Michael Jordan has been awarded millions after a now-defunct store used his name in an advert.

Jury asks for calculator to work out how much shop owes basketballer for using his name.

China dread infects global markets video

More than US$3.3 trillion (NZ$4.93 trillion) has been erased from the value of global equities after China's decision to devalue its currency spurred a wave of selling across emerging markets.

Turbulence in financial markets around the world has gathered momentum amid intensifying concern over slowing global growth.

Toyota extends Tianjin operations halt

A firefighter walks among damaged vehicles as smoke rises amid shipping containers at the site of the Tianjin, China, explosions on August 14, 2015.

Toyota's operations near the Chinese port of Tianjin to remain closed due to safety concerns after deadly chemical explosions in the area.

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