Fake bronze is the new shade of straight male vanity.
10:46am Shares of New Zealand electricity generators and retailers have soared after National Party's convincing election victory wiped out any regulatory fears for the power companies.
Jessica Guynn China's richest person got even wealthier as Alibaba soared on its first day of trading.
A buying frenzy has sent Alibaba shares sharply higher as the Chinese online giant made its historic Wall Street trading debut.
Jack Ma is wasting no time cozying up with the US's biggest power brokers -- from chief executive officers of some of the biggest companies to billionaire investors and a former president.
JARED LYNCH Sterling has roared back to life, soaring to a two-year high against the euro and a two-week peak against the US currency, as traders took comfort that the Scottish referendum would fail to break-up the United Kingdom.
Quentin Hardy Lawrence J. Ellison on Thursday announced his retirement as chief executive of Oracle, a company he founded in 1977 that has transformed the way businesses use technology and made him one of the world's richest people.
US home improvement chain Home Depot has revealed that some 56 million payment cards were likely compromised in a cyberattack at its stores, suggesting it is fronting a hacking attack larger than last year's unprecedented breach at US retailer Target.
The global financial crisis showed that a large number of American families are "extraordinarily vulnerable" to financial setbacks because they have few assets to fall back on, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says.
Western governments are facing an uphill battle trying to squeeze the finances of Islamic State jihadists.
MISA HAN British leaders have made it clear that the Scots can't keep the currency if they vote 'yes'.
James Chessell In what must be the biggest letdown in an otherwise riveting battle for the future of Scotland, Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper has decided not to take sides.
China's high-spending gamblers are looking to bet outside Macau amid a government assault on corruption and extravagance, and that's boosting casinos from the Philippines to the Las Vegas Strip.
Stanley Reed Scottish nationalists have long argued that being governed from London has deprived their country of its fair share of the wealth from Britain's oil and natural gas fields, which mostly lie in North Sea waters off their shores.
Wal-Mart Stores' chief spokesman has resigned after the company discovered an almost two-decade-old falsehood in his official biography.
Almost half of China’s wealthy are considering relocating to a developed market within the next five years to find better education and job opportunities for their children.
GEORGIA WILKINS The world's biggest weapons makers have benefited from increased conflict zones over the last year.
LINDSAY MURDOCH Drama continues to engulf Thailand's surrogacy industry.
China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August while growth in other key sectors also cooled.
Danielle Douglas Wal-Mart said it will not join Apple's new mobile payment system and will continue developing a separate one, setting up a high-profile race to define how Americans will pay for products in the future.
Edward Robinson Last October, UK Prime Minister David Cameron took the stage at the Open Government Partnership conference in London and announced a decision that anti-corruption activists had been seeking for three years.
With just 11,000 yuan ($1960), 50- year-old Deng Bangfu made his first property investment in China. He flipped it in just two months for a profit even as the nation's home prices fall.
RACHEL BROWNE Women’s Services Network launches new domestic violence project which will use technology to provide better protection for women suffering abuse.
Chinese e-commerce outfit Alibaba is set to break records as it finalises the price of shares to be sold publicly as it lists on the NY Stock Exchange at a valuation of $US162.7 billion.
Katherine Rushton and Emily Gosden Energy giant BP has been found to be grossly negligent over the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, leaving it facing possible civil fines of almost $US18 billion ($19.3 billion) over the 2010 spill.
Daniel Flitton and Jason Koutsoukis Gautam Adani, 52, one of India's richest men, made his fortune in ports, power generators and coal. He built India's largest private port in Murdra, in Gujarat state, after investing in 64 kilometres of train line to connect to the national network.
James Titcomb Goldman Sachs has warned that the UK could fall into a eurozone-style crisis if Scotland votes for independence later this month.
Andrew Ross Sorkin US billionaire Michael Bloomberg will reassume the leadership of his business empire only eight months after ending his final term as mayor of New York.
PHILIP WEN Premier Mike Baird is banking on Sydney becoming a Chinese currency trading hub.
BRAD WALTER Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves would be one of the first players Jack Gibson would pick if he was coaching today, according to John Peard.
Rebecca Burn-Callander Robots will be running Britain's financial sector within 10 years, rendering investment bankers, analysts and even quants redundant, it has been claimed.