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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.
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.
Capital preservation paramount for absolute return funds
For the first time, the Money Observer awards include an accolade for the best Absolute Return fund. These funds, which aim for a positive return every year rather than just trying to outperform a stockmarket index, have become increasingly popular in ...
CF Ruffer Total Return wins Best Value for Money award
Money Observer's awards are unique in recognising consistently good investment performance and also highlighting the fund that provides the best value, a fund where managers have kept their investors' best interests at heart by keeping their costs ...
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 ...
UK Seeks House of Lords Overhaul
While a vast majority of the public support the idea of a mostly or wholly elected second chamber, only 18% of voters see it as an urgent matter, according to a recent survey by pollsters YouGov PLC. The coalition partners have clashed over a number of ...
Australia Grows More Asian
The largest increase was in the area of East Pilbara, where mining giants Rio Tinto PLC, BHP Billiton Ltd. and Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.
U.K. Shale Driller Cuadrilla Names Former BHP Executive as CEO
Cuadrilla Resources Ltd., a U.K. shale-gas explorer that suspended drilling in northwest England after causing minor earthquakes, named a former head of BHP Billiton Ltd.'s petroleum unit as chief executive officer. ... the potential of shale gas in ...
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.