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Should investors embrace the profits of sin?
The Saints contain resource companies - BHP Billiton (BLT) and Rio Tinto (RIO), two of the biggest in the world, which are included in the FTSE4Good.
Volatile diamond prices not forever: Gem Diamonds CEO
The company considered buying the Ekati mine in Canada earmarked for potential sale by BHP Billiton Plc (BLT.L) last year but decided not to proceed.
Australian Companies Worried About the Slowdown in China
Marius Kloppers, chief executive at BHP Billiton plc (ADR) (NYSE:BBL), the world's biggest mining company, has admitted that expansion plans are looking more and more risky, keeping in mind the current economic uncertainty.
Exhausting the Earth's Resources? Not So Fast
"We think there are 10,000 more years of minerals left for civilization," said Andrew McKenzie, a geologist and BHP Billiton PLC's chief executive for nonferrous metals. "Civilization will change, of course, and there will be different minerals ...
South Africa Mines Chamber Rejects ANC Windfall-Tax Plan
Anglo American Plc, Xstrata Plc, Rio Tinto Group Plc and BHP Billiton Ltd. have operations in the country and all are members of the mining chamber.
Spain Plans Two-Year Budget Blueprint to Counter Deficit Doubts
Its three major London-listed peers, BHP Billiton Ltd., Rio Tinto Group and Anglo American Plc, have reported earnings in the past month that reflected the dire state of the mining industry.
UK Stocks Rise as RBS, Barclays Surge on BOE Lending
BHP Billiton Ltd., the world's largest mining company, gained 1.3 percent to 1,800 pence. Rio Tinto Group, the third largest, added 2.4 percent to 2,935 pence and Vedanta Resources Plc increased 6.3 percent to 960 pence. Taylor Wimpey Plc led ...
Qatar's Harrods Shift Gives It Major Role on Xstrata Deal
Companies including BHP Billiton Ltd., the world's largest mining firm, and rival Rio Tinto Plc are scaling back resource investments as project costs rise and prices for some metals soften.
Mining boom drives growing energy need
In Chile, mining giants BHP Billiton (BHP-N) and Rio Tinto (RIO-N) committed to a US$4.5-billion expansion at the Escondida copper mine in mid-February.
Harry Winston Sees Diamond M&A as Prices Fall: Corporate Canada
Rio and BHP Billiton Ltd. are weighing a sale of their respective diamond interests as commodity prices decline and the companies turn their attention to investing in other materials such as iron ore and copper.