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

Ivanka's clothing a problem for Trump

Ivanka Trump, daughter of the president-elect, has already had her brand targeted by a boycott.

Is Ivanka Trump's made-in-China fashion range undermining her father's political credibility?

The Age editor-in-chief stood down

Mark Forbes.

Mark Forbes, editor-in-chief of The Age, has been stood down pending the outcome of an investigation.

Starbucks' CEO stepping down

Howard Schultz is credited with turning around Starbucks' fortunes since returning as its CEO in 2008.

Shares slide as the man who helped transform brand announces he will focus on innovation.

Nestle to cut sugar in chocolate

Chocolate.

Maker of Aero bars finds the holy grail - it says it can slash the sugar in its bars and people will barely notice.

That time house prices fell 75%

Ireland house prices nose-dived

The housing market killed the Celtic Tiger, stuffed it, and mounted it. Could the same thing happen here?

Farewell, 13-year-old Nokia

Oly Gordon's thirteen year-old Nokia.

Despite countless drops and knocks, an Australian man was granted the chance to switch off Telstra's 2G mobile network.

Chicken McNuggets secret revealed video

The four different shapes of McDonald's chicken nuggets.

Did you know why the McDonald's dinner-time favourite come in a variety of shapes?

A Bunnings shoplifting romance

Tim Alexander Copeman might've been fined for shoplifting but he managed to persuade the Bunnings check-out girl to go ...

He was so nervous at asking out the Bunnings check-out chick he forgot to pay for a $3 battery.

Scammers target Sphynx cats video

Regular kittens are being passed off as hairless Sphynx cats, worth hundreds of dollars each.

Several women in Canada spent hundreds on what they thought were the hairless breed, but were regular kittens that grew fur.

Big Mac inventor dies

At first McDonald's couldn't see the appeal of the Big Mac, saying it had enough items on its menu already.

At first McDonald's couldn't see the appeal of two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions in a sesame seed bun.

NZ air sold cheap in China video

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 08:  A Chinese woman wears a mask to protect against pollution as they wait to cross the ...

Fresh New Zealand air is selling for $44 a bottle in smog-hit China - a bargain compared to its normal price.

Dolly mag to stop printing

Print editions of Dolly magazine will stop in December.

More than 45 years after first hitting the shelves, Dolly magazine moves to a digital-only format.

The animal fat in our wallets

New Zealand's banknotes are made with the same polymer as the English five pound note, which has been revealed to ...

New Zealand's banknotes - like the new five pound note in England - are confirmed to contain animal fat.

Dreamworld park to reopen video

Dreamworld will reopen by Christmas.

Dreamworld will reopen on Saturday December 10, six weeks after the deaths of four people on a ride.

Do consumer boycotts work? video

Ivanka Trump has been targeted by the #grabyourwallet campaign after her father's election.

Shopping season has begun, and so have the boycotts. Does being political when you spend have an impact?

Heir 'faked kidnap after bender'

Lapo Elkann, here pictured in September, is suspected of faking the kidnap.

Italian playboy and heir to the Fiat empire suspected of faking kidnap to squeeze money from his family.

Youngest billionaires Irish brothers video

John, left, and Patrick Collison join a very select group of 20-something billionaires.

Two Irish brothers become world's youngest self-made billionaires as their company's value doubles.

Apple's flash new core video

It's not a spaceship, it's Apple's new HQ.

Apple's new HQ has woodland walking area, a 9000-square-metre gym, and will house 12,000 employees.

Starbucks cups stir up drama

Starbucks' 2016 holiday cups.

The US culture wars come every December, fuelled by peppermint mochas and venti soy lattes.

Qantas cans San Fran flights

Qantas and American Airlines initially said they would appeal the decision, which will severely limit their ability to ...

Australian carrier bails out of its Air NZ-opposed expansion of trans-Pacific flights.

Big Cyber Monday changes video

Employees prepare items for shipping at the Newegg warehouse in City of Industry, California.

The major US shopping event no longer depends on people using their high-speed internet at work to nab bargains.

New city 'scares everybody'

Project model on display at the Country Garden Forest City Sales Gallery in Johor Malaysia.

A Chinese developer is building a new $100 billion city in the sea that's bordering Singapore.

Venezuela's cash doesn't fit wallets

Inflation is expected to reach 720 per cent in Venezuela this year, making the county's largest note, the 100 bolivar ...

Some ATMs need to be filled every three hours, as the machines can hold only so many devalued bolivar notes.

Rudolph, the pizza-delivery reindeer video

The reindeer are being trained to deliver pizzas not just in the Christmas spirit, but also in situations where delivery ...

Forget drones - Domino's Japan is offering a more festive pizza delivery option.

Is male chauvinism creeping back?

Britain's 2010 Equalities Act made gender-specific recruitment ads illegal, and yet clearly sexism persists.

With defenders dismissing Trump's "locker-room chat", have we returned to the 70s where casual sexism was mandatory?

How to pick a winning start-up

Peter Thiel, an early Facebook funder, is seeing green in the cannabis industry.

Billionaire Peter Thiel is most famous for his early investment in Facebook, but he's had many other successes.

Millions #OptOutside on Black Friday

It's the second year of the #OptOutside campaign in the US, encouraging people to enjoy nature instead of hitting the ...

Millions of Americans ditched shopping for the outdoors to escape the traditional discount frenzy.

Petrol pain: The Caltex squeeze video

Caltex faces allegations of systemic worker exploitation right across its Australian network.

A brutal franchisee structure where workers are paid less than half minimum wage. Welcome to Caltex Australia.

Beer millions just froth

Group Modelo's flagship beer has not made the residents of a sleepy Spanish town very, very rich.

Late former Corona CEO didn't make everyone in his home village into millionaires after all.

Beer mogul's millionaire wish

Group Modelo's flagship beer has made the residents of a sleepy Spanish town very, very rich.

Late former CEO of Corona creator turns everyone in his home village into millionaires.

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