Mining giants race to fill board leadership gaps
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Three of the world's biggest miners are hunting for new leaders for their boards at a time when the industry faces questions from investors about its conventional diversified business operations and strategies for growth. BHP Billiton (BHP.AX) (BLT.L), Rio Tinto (RIO.AX) (RIO.L) and Anglo American (AAL.L), whose chairmen have all announced their intention to step […]

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BSGR sues billionaire George Soros over loss of Guinea iron project
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BSGR, which is controlled by Israeli billionaire businessman Beny Steinmetz, accused Soros and his controlled entities of manipulating the government of Guinea and elected officials and other misconduct to strip BSGR of mining contracts in Guinea in 2014. Israeli authorities put Steinmetz under house arrest on Dec. 19 after accusations that he paid tens of […]

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Flight to safety lifts yen, gold and bonds
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Investors ducked for cover on Wednesday as a drumbeat of alarming geopolitical news sent the safe-haven yen and gold to five-month highs and yields on top-rated sovereign bonds to their lowest for the year so far. Japan's Nikkei (.N225) slid 1 percent in early trade, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was […]

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Stocks spooked, safe-haven assets jump as U.S. missiles strike Syria
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Safe-haven bonds and the yen jumped in Asia on Friday as stocks slipped after the United States launched cruise missiles against an air base in Syria, raising the risk of confrontation with Syrian backers Russia and Iran. The U.S. dollar dropped half a yen, while gold and oil prices rallied hard, though dealers said the […]

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