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  1. March 24, 2011

    Australia: resource tax

    Pilbara 2, Canberra 0. Australia’s miners must be wishing they could play this opposition every week. Not only was the...

  2. March 24, 2011

    Fresh victory for miners on Australian tax

    Canberra will refund any increase in royalties that cash-rich mining companies are forced to pay Australian states, amid...

  1. September 14, 2010

    Gillard sworn in as Australian PM

    Julia Gillard has been sworn in as Australia’s first elected female prime minister ending three months of uncertainty since...

  2. August 19, 2010

    Fertiliser experts in Nasser garden

    The fertiliser experts at JPMorgan have come to the fore as advisers on the PotashCorp bid by BHP Billiton, whose chairman...

  3. March 27, 2010

    Argus farewell

    There was a standing ovation for departing BHP Billion chairman Don Argus from a crowd of about 60 guests at the annual...

  4. February 25, 2010

    Nasser clears way to take over as BHP chairman next month

    Jac Nasser, the former Ford chief executive, will next month succeed Don Argus as chairman of BHP Billiton, the...

  5. February 25, 2010

    Argus nest egg

    BHP Billiton chairman Don Argus has more time to pay attention to his hefty share portfolio after setting a March end date...

  6. February 24, 2010

    Nasser to succeed Argus as chairman of BHP

    Jac Nasser, the former Ford chief executive, will next month succeed Don Argus as chairman of BHP Billiton, the...

  7. February 10, 2010

    BHP Billiton

    As significant as what BHP Billiton announced on Wednesday, was what it didn’t. Half-year results for the world’s largest...

  8. November 27, 2009

    BHP shrugs off Rio venture doubts

    BHP Billiton yesterday brushed aside reports that its proposed $116bn Western Australian iron ore joint venture with Rio...

  9. November 26, 2009

    BHP dismisses reports ore venture is in trouble

    BHP Billiton on Thursday brushed aside reports its proposed US$116bn Western Australian iron ore joint venture with Rio...

  10. October 30, 2009

    BHP missing man

    BHP Billiton chairman Don Argus marked his last London investor meeting by praising several chief executives who had served...

  11. August 7, 2009

    Man in the News: Jac Nasser

    Jac Nasser was dispatched to the corporate guillotine when the Ford dynasty ended his three-year reign as the US carmaker’s...

  12. FT Alphaville

    August 5, 2009

    Nasser to chair BHP

    Jacques Nasser, the former chief executive of Ford, is to become chairman of BHP Billiton, taking over from Don Argus who...

  13. August 5, 2009

    Nasser chosen to head BHP in secret ballot

    Jac Nasser was yesterday named next chairman of miner BHP Billiton, marking the return of the former chief executive of...

  14. August 5, 2009

    Welcome back, Jac

    Jac Nasser, Ford's former chief executive, would say he never went away. Since 2001, when he was abruptly replaced as the...

  15. August 5, 2009

    Nasser chosen to head BHP in secret ballot

    Jac Nasser was yesterday named next chairman of miner BHP Billiton, marking the return of the former chief executive of...

  16. August 5, 2009

    Nasser picked to head BHP in secret ballot

    Jac Nasser, the former chief executive of Ford, is to become chairman of BHP Billiton, taking over from Don Argus, chairman...

  17. August 5, 2009

    Nasser to take reins at BHP

    Jac Nasser, the former chief executive of Ford, is to become chairman of BHP Billiton, taking over from Don Argus who has...

  18. August 5, 2009

    Jac, the faithful son of Oz

    Jac Nasser's move into the BHP chairman's job is proof that there are not even two degrees of separation in corporate...

  19. August 4, 2009

    Rock not ready to roll back

    After the Lord Mayor’s show comes . . . Northern Rock. In the wake of Barclays and HSBC, the mortgage lender leads a...

  20. August 4, 2009

    Nasser picked as next BHP chairman

    Jac Nasser, the former chief executive of Ford, is to become chairman of BHP Billiton, taking over from Don Argus who has...

  21. FT Alphaville

    August 4, 2009

    Nasser's re-reinvention, BHP style

    In the annals of CEO reinvention, Jacques Nasser is right up there. After 33 years in the auto industry at Ford – the last...

  22. July 31, 2009

    BHP set to elect new chairman

    BHP Billiton is set to elect its new chairman next week when the board of the world's biggest miner meets to consider...

  23. July 31, 2009

    Two remain in running to be chairman at BHP

    BHP Billiton is set to elect its new chairman next week when the board of the world's biggest mining group meets to...

  24. July 31, 2009

    BHP set to elect new chairman

    Jacques Nasser and John Schubert BHP Billiton is set to elect its new chairman next week when the board of the world’s...

  25. July 23, 2009

    BHP iron ore production drops 10%

    BHP Billiton said yesterday that China's inventory build-up of commodities was "essentially complete" as it reported a 10...

  26. July 22, 2009

    Field for the top position at BHP narrows to two

    After more than a decade at the helm, Don Argus, BHP Billiton chairman, is set to confirm his retirement date in the coming...

  27. July 21, 2009

    Field narrows to become BHP Billiton chairman

    After more than a decade at the helm, Don Argus, BHP Billiton chairman, is set to confirm his retirement date in the coming...

  28. June 26, 2009

    Svanberg poorer in English Krona

    Carl-Henric Svanberg , who earned the equivalent of £3.2m (SEK41.85m) last year as Ericsson boss, will be a little poorer...

  29. June 10, 2009

    BHP and Rio limber up for final hurdles edges ever closer

    As Don Argus ponders whether to step down as BHP Billiton chairman at the miner's annual meeting in two months' time, he...

  30. June 9, 2009

    BHP and Rio limber up to clear the final hurdles

    As Don Argus ponders whether to step down as BHP Billiton chairman at the miner’s annual meeting in two months he can do so...

  31. June 4, 2009

    Rio / Chinalco deal off

    So farewell, then, Rio/Chinalco. Few tears will be shed for the demise of this “pioneering strategic partnership”. The...

  32. April 21, 2009

    Rio 'committed to Chinalco'

    Jan du Plessis, Rio Tinto's new chairman, said the completion of Chinalco's proposed $19.5bn (£13.4bn) capital investment...

  33. April 20, 2009

    Rio Tinto stands by Chinalco deal

    Jan du Plessis, the new chairman of Rio Tinto, said completing ­Chinalco’s proposed US$19.5bn capital investment in the...

  34. March 20, 2009

    BHP bubbles

    Champagne flowed as BHP Billiton hosted a dinner at the Dorchester, a very good sign according to guest of honour Lord...

  35. March 17, 2009

    Australian opposition to Chinalco

    One of Rio Tinto's largest Australian institutional investors has publicly criticised the mining group's proposed $19.5bn...

  36. March 17, 2009

    Skinner jackpot

    One upside for Rio Tinto chairman Paul Skinner staying in his job rather than moving to BP is that he doesn't take a pay...

  37. March 16, 2009

    Investor takes aim at Chinalco-Rio deal

    One of Rio Tinto’s largest Australian institutional investors has publicly criticised the mining group’s proposed $19.5bn...

  38. March 15, 2009

    Rio shareholder attacks proposed Chinalco deal

    One of Rio Tinto’s largest Australian institutional investors has publicly criticised the mining group’s proposed $19.5bn...

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