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BHP Billiton to sell US shale business

Mining giant BHP Billiton will sell its US shale assets after pressure from shareholders to offload the underperforming business. The miner said a number of parties are interested in the assets and it is “actively pursuing options to exit”. Shareholder Elliott Management has campaigned for strategic changes at BHP …

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Righting wrongs

Joerg Schillinger is showing me around the extravagant foyer of the head office of frozen pizza and processed foods firm, Dr Oetker – complete with a winding marble staircase and Victorian grandfather clock – when he points to a former chief executive’s bronze bust.”This is Dr Richard Kaselowsky,” says …

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Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $417m (£323.4m) to a woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after using products such as baby powder.The California jury’s decision marks the largest award yet in a string of lawsuits that claim the firm did not adequately warn about cancer …

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J&J hit with $417m bill over talc cancer claim

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been ordered to pay a woman $417m (£323m) in the latest cancer compensation case relating to its talc-based products. A jury in California awarded the sum to Eva Echeverria, who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using products such as Johnson’s baby powder. The …

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PM faces trade scrutiny as Japan trip looms

Theresa May is facing pressure to transform her approach to shaping Britain’s post-Brexit trade links amid scepticism from business leaders about the scale and ambition of a forthcoming trip to Japan. Sky News has learnt that the Prime Minister wants to restrict the size of the business delegation that …

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