BHP Billiton

Iron ore prices approaching 5-year low

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 29, 2014
Iron ore prices hit lowest in five years

Monthly loss up to 8.4%

Iron ore falls again, hits fresh two-year low

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 27, 2014
Iron ore falls again, hits fresh two-year low

If the steel-making material loses another $2 a tonne, it will be the lowest since October 2009.

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Largest iron ore miners smashing Chinese competitors

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 27, 2014
Largest iron ore miners smashing Chinese competitors

There’s a death match among iron ore producers, with the big Australian miners and Brazil's Vale increasing pressure on their high-cost Chinese rivals.

Australian mining mogul apologizes to China over 'mongrels' remarks

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 26, 2014
Australian mining mogul apologizes to China over 'mongrels' remarks

In a letter to China's ambassador to Australia, Clive Palmer expressed regret for "any insult to the Chinese people caused by any of the language" he used.

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The jewel of the Billiton spinout

Travis McPherson - CEO.ca | August 20, 2014
jewel of billilton spinout feat

World's largest primary silver mine by annual production is BHP Billiton's.

INFOGRAPHIC: Best, brightest CEOs in mining

Visual Capitalist | August 20, 2014
CEOs in mining feat

Who were the top earners in 2013?

Potash prices, oversupply scaring potential Jansen partners: BHP

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 19, 2014
Potash prices, oversupply scaring potential Jansen partners: BHP

Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie said the project ramains in BHP's main plans, but added the firm is not in a rush to develop it.

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Aussie mining tycoon Palmer's aversion to China just went a bit too far

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 19, 2014
Aussie mining tycoon Palmer's aversion to China just got a bit too far

Clive Palmer has come under fire for labelling the Chinese government “mongrels” and “bastards” on national television.

BHP demerger news crashes company website

Frik Els | August 19, 2014
BHP demerger news crashes company website

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The BHP show obscures Australian mining's deeper problems

Frik Els | August 19, 2014
The BHP show obscures Australian mining's deeper problems

Australia's non-bulk mining industry "will die without a strong pipeline of projects moving to development stage," says study.

BHP shares hammered on demerger, profit miss

Frik Els | August 19, 2014
BHP shares hammered on demerger, profit miss

World's number one miner hopes to save $3.6 billion spinning off aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel and silver assets into new company.

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Demerged BHP may not hold on to coal assets for long: analysts

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Demerged BHP may not hold on to coal assets for long: analysts

The division contributed just $746 million of the $21.12 billion earnings BHP reported for the 2013 financial year.

BHP spinoff could be worth $12 billion

Frik Els | August 18, 2014
BHP spinoff could be worth $12 billion

Speculation is of a new Perth-based company with current CFO Graham Kerr at the helm housing non-core assets including Australian lead-silver mine.

BHP says demerger preferred option

Frik Els | August 15, 2014
BHP says demerger preferred option

Decision to to lob off Billiton assets could come as early as next week.

BHP vows to fight planned Aussie port strike

Jeffrey Richmond | August 6, 2014
bhp vows to fight planned aussie port strike feat

More than half country's iron ore shipped via export hub.

Glencore 'wants to develop Guinean projects quickly'

Frik Els | August 6, 2014
Glencore 'wants to develop Guinean projects quickly'

A leaked presentation suggests Glencore is very serious about developing one of mining's richest prizes – West Africa's vast Simandou iron ore deposit.

Canada’s Manitoba to open bids for major potash deposit

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 5, 2014
Canada’s Manitoba to open bids for major potash deposit

The potential mine could generate $2 billion worth of royalties for the province over the course of 40 years, and sustain close to 600 jobs.

ArcelorMittal buys Mount Nimba from BHP

Frik Els | August 1, 2014
ArcelorMittal buys Mount Nimba from BHP

The deposit in the south of Guinea boasts 935 million tonnes of 63.5% direct shipping ore.

Iron ore price bulls are back

Frik Els | August 1, 2014
Iron ore price bulls are back

But prediction of a rise above $100 a tonne in the "near future" may not be enough for smaller producers as the big three flood markets.

Vale Q2 profit down on weak prices from iron glut

Jeffrey Richmond | July 31, 2014
vale profit down in q2 on iron oversupply, weak prices feat

Write-downs also hurt bottom line, yet production robust.

Coal exporters not backing down despite glut; could China enter the market too?

SNL Energy | July 30, 2014
Coal exporters not backing down feat

No signs of production slowdown in major coal-exporting countries.

BHP firing 6% of workforce in Chile’s Pampa Norte division

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 30, 2014
BHP firing 6% of workforce in Chile’s Pampa Norte division

Division encompasses the Spence and Cerro Colorado copper mines.

BHP to complete Olympic Dam expansion years from now

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 29, 2014
BHP says demerger preferred option

The company revealed it will take four years to trial a processing method it hopes will help make the expansion profitable.

Chile’s Escondida mine boosts BHP copper output

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 24, 2014
Chile’s Escondida mine boosts BHP copper output

Improvements at the mine mill throughput and concentrator utilization offset declining ore grades at the world's largest copper mine.

Rio Tinto planning Australia’s largest iron ore mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 23, 2014
Iron ore price bulls are back

The 70 million tonne-a-year project in the Pilbara is meant to replace other Yandicoogina’s areas that are running out of ore.

BHP Billiton wants bigger share of the iron ore market

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 23, 2014
BHP Billiton wants bigger share of the iron ore market

BHP’s major vote of confidence in iron ore proves the company trusts it can mine the bulk commodity for less than many rival producers, and thrive even in an environment of weakening prices.

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