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***SPOTLIGHT: Goodyear at Temasek, good for metals and mining
February 11, 2009 - 15:23 GMT
When Charles Goodyear left
BHP Billiton on January 1 2008, having stepped
back from his role as ceo the previous October, the commodities
boom had a few months to run. Iron ore miners
were about to win yet another price increase from steel mills,
and BHP’s audacious bid for Rio Tinto had just
been launched by Goodyear's successor, Marius Kloppers. Now
'Chip’ Goodyear is back, as the chief
executive-elect of Temasek, the secretive, and troubled,
sovereign wealth fund of the Singaporean government. It's a
very different world. Goodyear got out while the going
was good at BHP, but there’s every indication that
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