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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.
WPP investors reject Sorrell pay plan
Shareholders in WPP have delivered one of the biggest investor rebukes over executive pay in UK corporate history, voting down the board remuneration policies of the advertising group in protest at the rewards offered to chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell.
WPP to buy digital agency AKQA for $540m
WPP has agreed to buy AKQA for about $540m, adding one of the largest and most highly regarded independent digital agencies to the world's largest advertising and marketing group by revenue.
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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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.
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.
Actively-managed US funds can beat the market
Better-than-expected economic news in the US towards the end of last year led to a recovery in the US stockmarket and a reawakening of investor interest.
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.
Itochu Mirrors Xstrata in Trader to Miner Move, Seeks Copper
“We're veering in the direction of becoming a mining company,” Satoshi Kondo, the head of Itochu Mineral Resources Development Corp.