Chris McCall
No image available
/ 28 November 2007

Billiton says still hopeful of Rio Tinto takeover

Resources giant BHP Billiton said on Wednesday it still hoped rival Rio Tinto would warm to its uninvited takeover bid, despite opposition from customers who fear it will lead to a stranglehold on prices. BHP chief executive Marius Kloppers said that its executives had been arguing the "irresistible logic" of the tie-up with customers and investors around the world for two weeks.

No image available
/ 21 October 2007

African attacks raise spectre of racism in Australia

Sudanese refugee Ajang Deng was riding his bike home when a group of white men attacked him with a beer bottle in the latest in a spate of racist attacks that could play a role in Australia’s looming election. The attacks followed a controversial statement by Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews, who last month blamed African refugees for gang violence.