At least 54 million people in Asia can thank Bindeshwar Pathak when they defecate in private. If he has his way, about 600 million people in India who don’t have that luxury will join them a decade from now.
India’s Aditya Birla group has been selected to bid for Whitehaven Coal Ltd. and may make a formal offer for the Australian company, the Business Standard newspaper reported, citing three unidentified people.
Lafarge SA, the world’s biggest cement maker, is seeking a buyer for its cement operations in South Africa in a transaction that may fetch $700 million to $800 million, two people familiar with the situation said.
An Indian investigation alleged 592 billion rupees ($9.5 billion) of iron ore was illegally mined over a decade in the province of Odisha by companies including Tata Steel Ltd., the nation’s biggest steelmaker.