SYDNEY, Aug 23 BHP Billiton on Wednesday unveiled a board shakeup that will see controversial director Grant King step down six months after joining the company amid concerns among investors over oil investments.
CHENNAI, India, Aug 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six out of 10 labourers toiling in southern Indian quarries for granite for tiles, fireplaces and kitchen counters around the world are working in dangerous conditions to repay huge loans, charities mapping the hidden supply chain said on Wednesday.
SAO PAULO, Aug 22 A Brazilian appeals court upheld a prior ruling that froze assets held by Construtora Odebrecht SA, a unit of the Brazilian engineering conglomerate Odebrecht SA that has been ensnared in a massive corruption probe, dubbed "Operation Car Wash."
NEW YORK, Aug 22 Global equity markets rallied on Tuesday, lifted by mining companies in Europe and surging technology shares on Wall Street, while crude oil rebounded on indications that supply is gradually tightening, especially in the United States.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 22 Brazilian prosecutors on Tuesday charged Aldemir Bendine, the former chief executive of state-controlled oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA, with corruption, alleging he used his position to take bribes from construction firm Odebrecht.
MUMBAI India has granted Pfizer Inc a patent for its powerful pneumonia vaccine Prevenar 13, in a blow to some health groups that said this would put the treatment out of reach of thousands in poorer nations.