Prince Harry on the Whanganui river during a   trip to New Zealand in 2015:  Two guardians will be appointed to act on behalf of the Whanganui river, one from the crown and one from the Whanganui iwi (tribe). Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty

In a world-first a New Zealand river has been granted the same legal rights as a human being. The local Maori tribe of Whanganui in the north island(...)

Chris Finlayson, chief executive of BG Group, who departed post-profit warning. Photograph: F Carter Smith/Bloomberg

Britain’s BG Group rushed in its new chief executive nearly a month early on Monday after reporting a $6 billion writedown last week that underlined t(...)

BG cut its 2015 production forecast by as much as 14 per cent. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Oil and gas firm BG Group warned that turmoil in Egypt would hit its output this year and next, weighing on future earnings and sending its shares plu(...)