Brazil's deadly mining disaster could cost Vale SA at least US$443 million, but it is too early to put a price tag on what it expects to be a long clean-up from the pollution spilled when the toxic dam burst.
The Chairman at Petrobras, Murilo Ferreira, has taken a leave of absence from his position till November 30. It is speculated that he wants to give his entire attention towards his role as Vale SA’s CEO.
The CEO of Vale SA Murilo Ferreira was voted Chairman of the Board of Directors at Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR). The Rio de Janeiro-based oil corporation is the most indebted energy company in the world, and is battling to get its way around one of the biggest corruption and bribery scandal that has surrounded the company since October last year.
Mining giant Vale has agreed to pay the Brazilian treasury 9.6 billion dollars to settle a decade-long dispute over back taxes, after the country’s tax authority offered to reduce the corporation's original 14.1bn debt.