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David Stringer

David Stringer

    New company South32 not dependent on metals-hungry China
    New company South32 not dependent on metals-hungry China
    China, the world's biggest metals buyer, will account for just 11% of sales for South32, whereas parent BHP Billiton and its competitor, Rio Tinto...
    BHP spinoff company to include SA aluminum and manganese units
    BHP spinoff company to include SA aluminum and manganese units
    BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, plans a spinoff of a company which will include assets from aluminum smelters to South African...
    Anglo prepared to buck trend on spending - if it sees value
    Anglo prepared to buck trend on spending - if it sees value
    The mining industry’s focus on costs in response to weak markets leaves it “in danger of fixing on a mantra that will be potentially...
    Rio Tinto to keep diamond unit after scrapping sale plans
    Rio Tinto to keep diamond unit after scrapping sale plans
    “It is clear the best path to generate maximum value for our shareholders is to retain these businesses,” Rio Tinto Diamonds &...
    Britain burns: Riots spread to other cities
    Britain burns: Riots spread to other cities
    A chaotic wave of violence and looting raged across London and spread to three other major British cities on Tuesday, as authorities struggled to...
    World powers meet in UK to discuss Libya's future
    World powers meet in UK to discuss Libya's future
    World powers were meeting in London on Tuesday seeking to plot out an endgame for Muammar Gaddafi's tottering regime and to strike agreement on...
    UK ministers claim for expenses from porn to cookies
    UK ministers claim for expenses from porn to cookies
    Porn movies. Horse manure. A chocolate Santa Claus. Expense claims by British lawmakers to pay for an array of items were exposed by a newspaper on...
    Brown prepares to face down critics
    Brown prepares to face down critics
    After the coronation, the coup?
    Brown to boycott summit if Mugabe attends
    Brown to boycott summit if Mugabe attends
    British Prime Minister Gordon Brown threatened on Wednesday to boycott a summit of European and African leaders if Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe...
    British Muslims join in global Rushdie protests
    British Muslims join in global Rushdie protests
    Muslims angered by Britain's decision to honour author Salman Rushdie with a knighthood were rallying in London on Friday, warning that anger over...
    London bombings report highlights flawed planning
    London bombings report highlights flawed planning
    Flawed emergency planning and communications breakdowns marred the response to last July's London transit bombings, says an official report...
    Star ballerina 'was quite otherworldly'
    Star ballerina 'was quite otherworldly'
    Moira Shearer, a British ballerina who rose to worldwide prominence with the lead role in the 1948 film The Red Shoes, has died, her husband...