The $3.5bn restructuring was approved by 99.96 per cent of votes cast at a special general meeting in Singapore, according to figures from Noble. Photograph:  Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images

Noble Group’s shareholders have endured years of torment as a default, billions in losses, and allegations of improper accounting pushed the commodity(...)

Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay: short-sellers tend to get a bad press but their defenders point to their exposure of questionable practices at companies like Enron. Photograph: Dave Einsel/Getty Images

Short-sellers profit from market declines, something that has long ensured their unpopularity with politicians, regulators and chief executives. Napol(...)