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

Facebook gives more paid leave

Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook, has announced extended, paid bereavement and sick care leave for employees of the company.

If a family member dies, a Facebook employee will get 20 days off, or six weeks to care for the ill.

Kraft Heinz withdraws Unilever offer

A Heinz Ketchup bottle sits next to a box of Kraft macaroni. Kraft Heinz made an $143 billion offer on competitor ...

Kraft Heinz made a surprise $143 billion offer on its rival Unilever - and got rejected.

Airbnb scams on the rise video

Airbnb and its competitors aren't just giving you the chance to live like a local, anywhere in the world. They're also ...

The six-bedroom "Bondi Beach luxury villa," listed at $780 a night for 12 people, was actually in Florida.

Cafe charges tourists for electricity

Charge for a charge: A cafe owner is making customers pay if they want to plug in their devices.

A grumpy business owner is sick of customers asking to charge their phones, so she's making them pay.

65 isn't old, it's 'pre-old'

Getting old is scary, but most people in their sixties reckon they have a way to go before yet.

How do you fix an ageing society? Just don't consider people old until they're 75, report concludes.

Samsung chief arrested video

Samsung Group chief, Jay Y. Lee, arrives at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul.

Jay Y Lee is the first head of Samsung to face corruption charges.

$320,000 fine for Yahoo

Yahoo7 reporter Krystal Johnson bypassed sub-editors and editors and published an article about Mataio Aleluia's murder ...

Website fined $320,000 after journalist's article caused Melbourne murder trial to be aborted.

Seven-year-old asks Google for a job video

Andy Bridgewater is proud of his daughter Chloe's (centre)  ambition to work for Google.

Bean bag chairs, go-karts and slides, sign me up Chloe Bridgewater wrote to the CEO. He replied.

Kiwis caught in Yahoo breach

Yahoo didn't say how many people were potentially affected.

Hundreds of NZ accounts are among the victims of a Yahoo data breach.

Harrods' $138 bottle of water

The ice is melted and bottled by hand in order to "capture the water in its purest form".

Made from melted icebergs, it's said to evoke the sensation of "snowflakes on the tongue".

Wicked 'on notice' in Aussie

NZ's chief Censor last year banning a handful of its most offensive vans from the road.

New legislation introduced in Australia aiming to ban Wicked Campers' offensive slogans.

1.3m Kiwis, 1.2m Chinese

Just 500 Chinese people visited Australia in 1976. Now there's more than 1 million a year.

When it comes to tourism, we've always been Australia's biggest fan. That's about to end.

Wanted: Chocolate taster

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Stock Photo - Little cute kid with chocolate on face and hands

If you have a "passion for confectionery", this sounds like a dream job.

Warren Buffett dumps Walmart

Former Walmart CEO Mike Duke admitted in 2012 that his biggest regret as CEO was not investing more in e-commerce.

Investment guru gives a big thumbs down to America's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer, and invests billions in airlines instead.

Uber told to pay driver $14K

A Brazilian judge's ruling that a driver is an employee could have big consequences for the US ride-hailing company.

Brazilian judge's ruling that a driver is an employee could have big consequences for the US ride-hailing company.

Fight for Australia's mega-mine

The Australian Conservation Foundation, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and 350.org rally in Melbourne against ...

Ticking time bomb or jobs bonanza? Bitter battle over Indian firm's plans to build a A$22b coal mine in Queensland.

NZ's already done a Donald

"Arguably, Robert Muldoon was not as outrageous as Trump. Still, he once punched demonstrators, and stripped naked at a ...

OPINION: Sure, he wasn't as outrageous. But he was rude, frank and once got naked at a cocktail party.

NZ lamb passed off as 'British'

Customers of supermarket Waitrose were angry the chain's NZ lamb ready meals were marketed as "British".

Upmarket UK retailer forced to rebrand ready meals because they contain Kiwi meat.

Domino's - with extra toppings

A calling card for drug dealer 'Smokey' was attached to a Liverpool customer's delivered Domino's.

UK customer given the option to add hard drugs and "much more" to pizza order.

Wall St pushes to new highs

With business apparently back in the driver's seat under President Donald Trump, investors push Wall St to new highs.

With business apparently back in the driver's seat under President Donald Trump, investors boost benchmark index to US$20 trillion.

'We haven't elected a king'

Ivanka Trump - whose husband, Jared Kushner (right), is a senior White House adviser - has stepped down from her ...

US president's criticism of Nordstrom for dropping his daughter's fashion line was "reprehensible", says US ethics lawyer.

Why people rip off supermarkets

Self-serve checkouts are only the latest move in a strategy to squeeze producers, staff and shoppers.

OPINION: No wonder many shoppers view the supermarket giants as faceless food factories that it's OK to steal from.

More shops dump Trump brand video

Not long after Nordstrom dropped his daughter Ivanka's product line, Trump lashed out on Twitter.

Sears, Kmart join other US retailers and no longer sell Trump Home items online.

Domino's Aus visa scandal video

The pizza giant says visa fraud is not an issue for the company.

Australian investigation uncovers a business model in which many franchisees struggle to survive and workers are underpaid.

Ivanka brand takes a hit

Ivanka Trump's clothing line has not been selling well as at US department store Nordstrom.

Ivanka Trump's designer clothing line not as popular as her father likes to think.

Trump's 'phenomenal' tax plan video

Donald Trump said he was working with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the tax measure.

The White House is working on the most comprehensive business and individual tax overhaul since 1986.

Man blames Uber for divorce

A glitch in the app displayed all the man's Uber trips on his wife's iPhone.

His wife left him after a glitch in the app revealed evidence she wasn't his only love.

Trump's 'wall' blowout

A view of the US-Mexican border fence in Tijuana in January. It is now estimated US President Donald Trump's new "wall" ...

Donald Trump's US-Mexico border "wall" expected to cost US$21.6b, take three years.

Trump's war with anti-GFC law

The Dodd-Frank Act was enacted to prevent another GFC which saw thousands of foreclosures in the US.

US President Trump doing away with the Dodd-Frank Act that prevents another global financial crisis .

China's first home-made aircraft video

The first glimpse of the C919 passenger jet was at the company's factory in Shanghai, in November 2015.

Despite initial hiccups, the airplane built to rival the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 is set to make its debut flight.

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