Housing slump forces construction giant BGC to shelve billion-dollar sale plans after family feud

A prolonged slump in Western Australia's property market forces BGC to halt the sale of its building and construction business — which came about after a family feud following the death of patriarch Len Buckeridge — for the "foreseeable future".

How Brazil’s dam disaster will have wide-ranging, global implications for some time to come

Brazil's latest dam disaster is a human and environmental tragedy raising questions about how mining giants store their waste, but it's also sending iron ore markets into a tailspin, raking in millions of extra royalties for government coffers.