Jun 13

Diamonds: Anglo American to pay US$5.1 billion for 40% of De Beers

Friday, November 4, 2011 

Anglo American PLC has negotiated a price of US$5.1 billion to buy 40% of diamond giant De Beers from the Oppenheimer family. Anglo’s stake will jump from 45% to either 75% or 85%; the Botswanan government has an option to increase its own stake.

“This has been a momentous and difficult decision as my family has been in the diamond industry for more than 100 years and part of De Beers for over 80 years,” said De Beers chairman Nicky Oppenheimer. The Oppenheimers are selling their entire remaining stake in the company they took over in the 1920s. They retain 2% of Anglo, founded in 1917 by Sir Ernest Oppenheimer. Until Nicky’s resignation this year Anglo’s board has always featured an Oppenheimer.

As-of June De Beers assets totalled US$8.2 billion with US$1.2 billion pre-tax profit over the prior six months, compared to a US$863 million pre-tax profit last year. The firm owns two Canadian mines and one in South Africa, along with joint ownership with Botswana in two of the world’s biggest diamond mines.

Part of the sale deal promises the Oppenheimers will be given part of any value increase if the firm is floated within two years. Nonetheless, Anglo CEO Cynthia Carroll denied this means a flotation is planned. She also said there is no connection between the purchase, which is set to be finalised next year, and Chilean state-owned copper firm Coldeco’s recent major purchase of 49% of various Anglo property. The Oppenheimers receive 20% of any price increase if a float occurs within a year, and 10% if one happens the year after.

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Jun 13

Man charged with attempted murder in £40 million London jewel heist

Sunday, September 6, 2009 

24-year-old Aman Kassaye, of no fixed abode, is to face a charge of attempted murder for his alleged role in an armed robbery that netted £40 million ($65 million) worth of jewelry from a London store.

Kassaye is the seventh man to be charged, and is also facing prosecution for conspiracy to rob the Graff store in New Bond Street, false imprisonment, and using a handgun to resist arrest. He will appear at Wimbledon magistrates court on Monday.

The other six men have already been remanded in custody until October 23, when they will appear at Kingston Crown Court. All are facing charges of conspiracy to rob, and two of them are also charged with a firearms offense.

43 diamond rings, watches, and bracelets were taken from the store. The theft occurred when two armed and suited men walked in and took an employee hostage. It has been reported they used prosthetic masks made from liquid latex but police have not confirmed this. Amateur footage also shows a shot was fired. No-one was injured.

The robbery is one of the biggest the United Kingdom has seen. After the crime a string of getaway vehicles was used, with police believing several more offenders assisted with this stage of the plan. Although The Telegraph claims no stolen property has yet been recovered, this is also unconfirmed by police.

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Jun 07

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Jun 07

Atividades marcam Dia Mundial sem Carro no Brasil

Agência Brasil

22 de setembro de 2009

Para marcar o Dia Mundial sem Carro, a organização não governamental Greenpeace promove vagas vivas em oito capitais: São Paulo, Rio, Brasília, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Manaus e Recife. As vagas vivas são manifestações pacíficas que ocorrem nessa data, quando o espaço na rua que seria ocupado por um carro estacionado é usado para promover uma atividade com a população.

Para comemorar a data, o Serviço Social do Comércio (Sesc) promove hoje (22) em São Paulo, das 10h às 14h, o evento “Pegue Carona Nessa Ideia”.

A trupe de palhaços Os Sustentáveis – Agentes de Transição fará intervenções artísticas e ações interativas durante cortejo que percorrerá ruas do centro de São Paulo, com a distribuição de material informativo.

O percurso será feito pela Rua Carmo, Poupatempo-Sé, Praça da Sé, Rua XV de novembro, Praça Antonio Prado, Rua São Bento, pelo Largo São Bento, a Rua Líbero Badaró, o Viaduto do Chá, a Rua 24 de maio, Avenida Ipiranga, Barão de Itapetininga, Praça Patriarca, Rua Direita, Praça da Sé e Rua do Carmo.

No Rio, diversas atividades marcarão a data. A programação começa às 10h, na Praça Mário Lago, no centro, com apresentação da banda da Guarda Municipal, seguindo-se dança rítmica. Haverá ainda apresentação de Tai Chi Chuan no Clube Escolar da Mangueira, de teatro de rua, além de curso de educação cicloviária,às 9h em Copacabana, com noções sobre o uso adequado da bicicleta como meio de transporte.

Em Brasília, o Ministério das Cidades realiza passeio ciclístico na Esplanada dos Ministérios e seminário. O ministro Márcio Fortes vai pedalar, juntamente com os participantes do passeio, até o Centro de Convenções Ulysses Guimarães, onde é realizado o 10º Congresso Brasileiro de Municípios.

No estacionamento do ministério, às 10h30, Márcio Fortes participa do projeto Vaga Viva, que terá exposição de fotos, exibição de vídeos e lançamento do Concurso de Ideias para Mobilidade com Bicicletas, promovido pela Universidade de Brasília. Às 13h, o ministro vai ao seminário Dia sem Carro, que discutirá alternativas de mobilidade urbana.

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Jun 07

Microsoft buys online ad firm Aquantive for $6 billion

Friday, May 18, 2007 

Microsoft have today paid $6 billion (£3 billion) for the online marketing firm Aquantive. The takeover will pave the way for Microsoft to expand into the $40 billion online advertising market currently dominated by Google and Yahoo!.

Kevin Johnson, the head of Microsoft’s platforms and services division, said “This deal takes our advertising business to a new level” and follows the recent acquisitions by Google and Yahoo who bought DoubleClick for $3.1 billion, and the remaining 80% of Right Media Exchange for $680 million respectively.

Aquantive will remain at its base in Seattle with its current staff of around 2.600, but will work as part of Microsoft’s online operations.

The deal is expected to be completed by early 2008, subject to regulation.

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