The wealthiest person in the US has held the top spot for 21 years straight.
Judge rules the South American country was in contempt of court for defying his orders over repaying US hedge funds.
Rural Germany Adidas responds to losing 'cool' battle with Nike by shifting key design roles.
The centuries-old industry, the world's leading cinnamon supplier, is under threat from a cheaper rival.
Christchurch needs to better recognise the economic activity associated with the polar region, Antarctica NZ says.
Mohamed El-Erian was head of a US$2 trillion investment fund but a note from his young daughter made him reconsider.
Plenty of investors jump into Chinese float despite 45 pages of potential pitfalls in the company's prospectus.
The Reserve Bank of Australia's concerns about overheating property markets are growing deeper.
Former Aussie JBWere executive says she was bullied and told 'a woman's IQ halves when she falls pregnant".
One of Australia's biggest egg produces has been fined over NZ$300,000 for falsely passing off product as free range.
Aussie millionaire says he 'stuffed up' with tech conference remarks about paying women less than men.
The world's second-largest supermarket chain launches investigation after interim profit is overstated by NZ$500m.
Aussie Treasurer says G-20 finance ministers and central bankers have agreed to more than 900 policy initiatives.
Paris Hilton tweets the world that her latest raunchy Carl's Jr ad has been banned in New Zealand.
Alibaba's founder believed in the internet's business potential when few other Chinese did, and is now worth $27 billion.
The Chinese e-commerce giant prices its initial public offering at US$68 a share, raising US$21.8 billion.
Ireland's economy is growing rapidly, leading economists to declare the country's debt crisis dead and buried.
G20 finance ministers are expected to ratify the first part of a plan to restrict multinational tax avoidance.
OPINION: Compared with the money mere mortals take home, CEO pay in Australia is the lowest it has been for 11 years.
The Federal Reserve signalled its plans citing that a broad range of US economic measures remain subpar.