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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rapaport Group Plans Diamond Bourse for Banks, Brokers
Rio Tinto Group and BHP Billiton Ltd. are seeking to sell their diamond assets. Rio said in March 27 it was considering selling the business as the mines in Canada, Australia and Zimbabwe no longer fit its strategy.