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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 his new...
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