Halliburton merger grinds on

ALMOST 18 months after oil field service giants Halliburton and Baker Hughes announced their intention to merge the US' second- and third-largest oil field service providers, the wheels appear to be coming off the corporate marriage, potentially ending the shaky $US35 billion ($A49 billion) bid.

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The two Houston-based companies announced their intentions back in November 2014, but the plan to fold Baker Hughes into Halliburton has only gotten worse, with the oil price in freefall, a US rig

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