Mining

BHP boss heads out to Brazil following mining disaster

Andrew Mackenzie, BHP Billiton’s chief executive, has travelled to Brazil to tackle the fallout from last week’s mining dam disaster at its Samarco project. Two people have been confirmed dead and 28 are still missing, after the collapse of two dams at the site in Minas Gerais state sparked mudslides that overwhelmed villages in the area. 

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Meet Lev Leviev, the billionaire who lost his sparkle in Cannes

The Carlton Intercontinental hotel on the exclusive Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes was the setting for an extraordinarily brazen diamond heist at the weekend, in which a lone gunman strolled into a jewellery exhibition taking place at the hotel and stuffed a suitcase with millions of pounds worth of Leviev diamonds before walking out. The owner of Leviev diamonds, Lev Leviev, is yet to comment on the theft. Apart from being a billionaire with an amazingly alliterative name,  just who is this wronged bling merchant?