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Oklahoma's Hamm plunges on Forbes list
THE fall in oil prices has led to Continental Resources Inc's CEO Harold Hamm sliding down the Forbes rich list, from 96th place in 2015, to 262nd place.
Energy CEO McClendon dies in car crash
FORMER Chesapeake Energy Corp CEO Aubrey McClendon has died in a single-car crash a day after being indicted for allegedly colluding to rig acreage bids.
Clouds over Africa as Barclays heads out
BARCLAYS is again looking to get out of Africa, 11 years after the British banking giant bought Sth Africa's Absa.
Judge backs Argentina in debt standoff
A US judge will lift his orders protecting Argentina's creditors once it clears legislative obstacles and makes full payment on deals it reached by Monday.
Global shares hit two-month high
OIL'S upward march and a good finish for US stocks have helped put global markets at their highest point in almost two months.
Facebook faces German competition probe
SOCIAL network giant Facebook is being investigated by Germany's cartel office, accused of abusing its market power through its collection of user data.
NZ dollar slides against Aussie
AFTER better than expected GDP data out of Australia the NZ dollar slips to a three-month low against its trans-Tasman counterpart.
Pentagon seeks a few good computer hackers
THE US Defence Department wants to employ a few good computer hackers to test the Pentagon's systems and find vulnerabilities.