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

Exxon fined for actions under Tillerson video

Rex Tillerson was the head of Exxon Mobil until Donald Trump picked him to serve as Secretary of State (file photo).

Oil giant must pay US$2m for violating sanctions against Russia when Rex Tillerson was chief executive.

Delta Goodrem's bad example

Delta Goodrem is a singer songwriter and judge on The Voice Australia and her Apple music ad has breached community ...

The singer's Apple Music ad sparks complaints from viewers who noted she was behaving badly in a car.

Netflix officially goes global

Dylan Minnette stars in Netflix's controversial and very popular show 13 Reasons Why.

Despite failures, including Sense8 and The Get Down, the streaming platform is charging ahead with US$6 billion worth of content.

7-Eleven magnate dies

The 7-Eleven business is believed to be worth about A$1.5 billion.

Not many people knew Beverley Barlow was one of the wealthiest women in Australia when she died.

TV network ruined CEO's mistress

Amber Harrison has been ordered to pay Seven Network's legal costs.

The Seven CEO's former mistress took the Australian network on, and lost.

UK bans gender stereotypes video

Gender stereotyping in advertising is out in the UK.

Hapless husbands and housework-burdened mums may be bad for the nation's health, so they've been banned.

Sports bra battle heats up

The two companies are fighting for a piece of the fast-growing sports bra market.

Two fashion giants head to court in the US, after one allegedly copied a sports bra design.

Becker lost millions in oil deals

Boris Becker made several bad investments in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

A series of dodgy investments in the Nigerian oil industry may have cost former tennis star his fortune.

Mega mark-up for Caramilk in Aus

Cadbury Caramilk selling on eBay.

Aussies are asking top dollar on eBay for NZ-only Caramilk chocolate blocks.

Widow A$1 million in debt

Rien Low with his sister Brooke and mother Jenny, who is in an uphill battle with Suncorp Bank.

When Jennifer Low's husband died, she was shocked to find five bank loans in her name.

Climate change could ground planes

Rising temperatures could change the way we travel. Hotter temperatures make it harder for planes to take off.

Nearly half of all of long-haul flights might not even get off the ground in coming decades.

Retail giant targets plastic bags

A new study has shown 65 per cent of Kiwis would support a levy on plastic shopping bags.

Australian supermarket chain Woolworths to scrap single-use plastic bags in the next 12 months.

Myer 'erases' Topshop

Topshop Australia has closed five stores.

Australian retail giant cuts struggling UK fast-fashion business from stores.

Elon Musk fuels Aus coal wars

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says coal doesn't have a future. Australia's politicians beg to differ.

US tech billionaire's clean power plan "is a lot of sizzle for very little sausage", says pro-coal energy minister.

Business must win back trust

Business needs a radical rethink about how it secures future investment, productivity and growth to sustain economic and ...

OPINION: Business must play a part on the world stage if we are to solve the major societal issues of our age.

'I want to kill him'

Former lovers: Seven Network chief executive Tim Worner and Amber Harrison.

Aussie media boss's ex-lover waged a "vindictive" and "arrogant" campaign to humiliate him, court hears.

XXXX brewery tipped to close

The XXXX Brewery has been part of Brisbane for 139 years.

Production in Queensland of iconic Australian beer in doubt with staff being notified the brand's Brisbane brewery will close.

NZ to sign UK FTA after Brexit

Trade Minister Todd McClay met with UK's trade minister for Brexit Lord Price to discuss the partnership between both ...

NZ to sign FTA with UK after Brexit, says UK trade minister.

Panda-shaped wind farm powers China

An artist's impression of the China Merchants New Engery Group wind farm, shaped like a panda.

Most solar farms are generally built in grid formation. China's gone with something much more adorable.

Hurt trainee fired by Emirates

Before her fall, Ciara Burke had spent almost six months working on flights to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Australian woman was days away from becoming a flight attendant when she tumbled in her red heels, and was later fired.

Microsoft to cut 3000 jobs

Most of the job cuts will be outside the United States.

The CEO, who came up through the firm's cloud division, has doggedly trimmed the company's workforce.

EU, Japan seal free trade video

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the deal "a strong message to the world".

New pact creates the world's biggest open economic area and sends a message to the US.

Flights to space by mid-2018 video

Virgin Spaceship Unity glided for the first time in 2016 after being released from Virgin Mothership Eve above the ...

Commercial flights to the beyond are edging closer as Virgin Galactic resumes test flights.

Coca-Cola No Sugar? No thanks video

No Sugar will replace Coke Zero, which will be phased out next year.

Aussie supermarket chain says there are already plenty of sugar-free options, so it won't stock the drink.

Reusing waste bananas

Green bananas that don't make the cut for supermarkets are being turned into supplements and cosmetics

A Queensland farmer has found a way to turn the bananas he can't sell into something useful.

Straddling bus project arrests video

China's ''futuristic elevated bus'' abandoned

It seems that China's straddling bus was a scam after all.

The bleak future for old A380s

Second-hand A380s from Singapore Airlines may be stripped for parts if new operators cannot be found.

Second-hand Singapore Airlines superjumbos may be stripped for parts if new operators cannot be found.

Bias against women in interviews

Researchers found women were questioned more by university hiring panels. The study also showed a pervasive "prove it ...

Women are given a tougher time in interviews and are interrupted more than men, a study has found.

Banks won't cash travellers' cheques

Lynda and Graham Turner on the ski-slopes in Canada earlier this year.

Australian couple buy thousand of dollars worth of American Express cheques, but can't find anywhere to cash them.

Deadly workplace disease returns

Chris Parmangos when he was younger and working as a brick labourer.

As a young bricklayer Chris Parmangos had no idea dust from Sydney sandstone and bricks would cost him his health.

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