Burger King to buy Canada's Tim Hortons

Burger King

Warren Buffett has committed some of the C$12.64b price tag for what will be the world's third-largest fast-food group.

Dire economic straits

Malaysia Airlines is facing dire economic straits with some flights operating nearly empty.

US new home sales fall

US dollars, money, greenback

But the US economy stays on solid ground, economists say.

Fears about China's economy

china manufacturing

Growth in China's vast factory sector slowed and conditions look uncreasingly unsteady.

Marijuana grower to list


Canadian medical marijuana producer Bedrocan will offer investors an alternative in a growing market.

US stocks hit record high

wall street

S&P 500 breaks milestone and eyes another after a flurry of positive economic data.

Bank of America settles probe

Bank of America

Bank pays US$16.65b over misleading investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities.

Airlines deny hidden fees

Jetstar is being accused of failing to tell passengers about extra fees in an Australian court.

Qantas cans frequent flyer sale


Struggling Qantas is dropping plans for a partial float of its lucrative $2.7b loyalty business.

APN NZ media result disappoints


Subdued NZ media market leads to drop in earnings for APN’s Kiwi media business, but radio fares better.

Cafe refused to hire black barista


Sydney cafe owner who reportedly refused to hire a black barista has himself become the target of racist attacks.

Heinz in China food scare

Recalled Heinz infant food product in China

Heinz forced to recall infant food products in China after excess levels of lead found.

World's top 10 priciest shares


Chocolates, Arsenal and Warren Buffett are among the most expensive shares you can buy.

Brand shakeup for David Jones

David Jones

The Aussie retailer's new South African owner tries to quash concerns the department store will go down-market.

Big cuts for Qantas


Airline plans to cut costs in its ailing international business by nearly one-third, sparking speculation of more capacity cuts and job losses.

Berkshire Hathaway shares hit US$200k

Warren Buffett

The world's third-richest man, Warren Buffett, has built the company up over nearly five decades.

Aussie pay rises in check

australia jobs, unemployment

Wage rises have been so low across the Tasman that most workers have gone backwards.

India cracks down on illegal funds

NZ money, cash

NZ authorities have given Indian investigators tax data about illegal funds held here, the Press Trust of India says.

'Great Leader' purged from currency

kim il-sung

The portrait of North Korea's founder, Kim Il-Sung, has disappeared from the nation's bank notes.

Woollies goes "Dark" with online store


Woolworths has opened its first ­dedicated online store in Australia.

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