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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.
Higher-risk fund aims for smoother income
Our second Mixed Asset award focuses on higher-risk funds, likely to have a much higher exposure to shares than their lower-risk counterparts.
Pay row to intensify as FTSE 100 chief executive average packet hits �4.8m
Sir Andrew Witty, of GlaxoSmithKline, was the fourth highest paid, followed by Marius Kloppers, the chief executive of BHP Billiton. Peter Voser of Royal Dutch Shell was in sixth place, ahead of Sir Frank Chapman of BG Group, Michael Spencer of ICAP ...
Social lending: A virtuous circle
Peer-to-peer lending has gained traction with savers and investors in recent years, helped by dire interest rates on offer at banks and building societies, as well as high inflation eroding real returns.
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 ...
Hay Festival 2012: Wind farms are necessary, says Springwatch's Kate Humble
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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.
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.
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.
BofA Beating JPMorgan After French Lenders Retreat: Commodities
BHP Billiton Ltd., the world's biggest mining company, said last month it will restrain spending. European banks are selling assets and trimming loans to bolster .... BHP, Rio Tinto Group, Xstrata Plc, Glencore International Plc and Anglo American Plc ...