BHP Billiton

BHP freezes executive pay

Frik Els | September 25, 2014
BHP Billiton cuts spending by 25%

CEO Andrew Mackenzie's pay package is already only half that of his predecessor.

BHP to go ahead with London-listing of demerged $15bn firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 24, 2014
BHP to go ahead with London-listing of demerged $15bn firm

New company would still have its primary listing in Australia, with secondary listings in South Africa and the UK.

China’s iron ore imports to fall in September — report

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 24, 2014
China’s iron ore imports to fall in September — report

Shanghai Metals Market warns slim profits and continuous declines in steel prices have dampened Chinese mills’ appetite for iron ore.

BHP-Mitsubishi axing 700 coal mining jobs

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 23, 2014
BHP-Mitsubishi axing 700 coal mining jobs

Companies said over-staffing in the current environment was threatening the viability of their Australian operations.

Thousands of workers begin strike at world’s biggest copper mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 22, 2014
Thousands of workers begin strike at world’s biggest copper mine

Close to 2,800 miners at Chile's Escondida mine, jointly owned by BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, did not show up for work Monday morning, iddling a 1.2 million tonnes a year operation.

Iron ore rally turning into dead cat bounce

Frik Els | September 16, 2014
Iron ore rally turning into dead cat bounce

After 4% surge on Monday, benchmark prices resume slide.

Escondida surprise lights fire under copper price

Frik Els | September 16, 2014
Escondida surprise lights fire under copper price

News of labour action at world's largest copper mine sends red metal 2.6% higher.

Frik Els

What will Ivan buy next?

Frik Els | September 15, 2014
What will Ivan buy next?

A GlenTinto is not as far-fetched as it sounds.

Iron ore price in stunning turnaround

Frik Els | September 15, 2014
Iron ore price in stunning turnaround

Up nearly 4% on Monday; rallying after weeks of intense selling.

Frik Els

How the India-China trade summit could rock iron ore

Frik Els | September 8, 2014
How the India-China trade summit could rock iron ore

Reviving the China-India ore trade which peaked at 120mtpa in 2009 could be part of a grand bargain when Modi and Xi meet for the first time in New Delhi.

UK’s 310-tonne gold reserves in limbo if Scotland becomes independent

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 8, 2014
UK’s 310-tonne gold reserves in limbo if Scotland becomes independent

A triumph of the "Yes Scotland" campaign would have to be followed by negotiations with London over a raft of assets.

Anglo American chief not going for any major corporate split

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 7, 2014
Anglo American chief not going for any major corporate split

A big corporate break-up à la BHP Billiton is definitively not in his books, he told FT.com.

Iron ore price hits unwelcome 5-year-low

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 4, 2014
Iron ore price hits unwelcome 5-year-low

After flirting with a five-year low for about a month, the iron ore price fell to the lowest price since October 2009.

Australia kills unpopular mining tax

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 3, 2014
Australia kills mining tax

The decision is considered a key political victory for Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Chile’s Escondida mine to bring BHP, Rio higher than expected dividends

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 2, 2014
Chile’s Escondida mine to bring BHP, Rio higher than expected dividends

Deutsche Bank analysts foresee a 2% to 3% earnings increase for the miners.

Cecilia Jamasmie

China’s antitrust crackdown threatens BHP demerger

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 2, 2014
China’s antitrust crackdown threatens BHP demerger

Following a meeting with BHP’s China boss, Beijing issued a statement saying it believed that “BHP and other iron ore suppliers should avoid abusing dominant market positions."

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.

Cecilia Jamasmie

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.

Travis McPherson - CEO.ca

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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Frik Els

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.

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