The move is seen by analysts as an attempt to strengthen the firm’s image.
Petroleum, met coal, iron ore production set new quarterly records. Fall in copper volumes not enough to dent 9% overall output growth.
Big three successfully defending their oligopoly says new report.
Those calling a market bottom after Monday's surge and Chinese import gains may have been premature.
The drop was mainly due to reduced shipments from Codelco and Collahuasi, official figures show.
The mining giant has made a sharp U-turn on its initial decision to snub a London listing for its $17 billion spinoff.
New research shows inland Chinese steel mills pay a 35% premium over seaborne benchmark with 210mt of steel capacity potentially looking for alternatives.
The former Xstrata boss' new venture, X2 Resources, is "currently reviewing a number of opportunities in the metals and mining sector."
Despite iron ore prices touching rock bottom, the top three producers have no plans to slowdown production. Quite the contrary.
The Guardian and ABC News led with the remarks in its coverage.
It is unclear whether Mick Davis bid for all the assets that BHP ended up including in the new to-be listed firm.
The commodities trader and miner explored a stock-exchange listing Down Under.
The head of the iron ore division, Andrew Harding, defens Rio's own plans to ramp up ore production.
Anglo's chief warned the company plans to take severe measures over the next two years.
But with BHP Billiton's announced production boost the port is likely to recover quickly.
While BHP gets ready to further expand iron ore output, Glencore's Glasenberg warns the move will make investing in African iron ore a less appealing prospect.
In response to the widespread devastation caused by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities has donated US$400,000 to the Pooled World Health Organisation (WHO) Ebola Response fund.
Analysts say this is “make or break” time for the company behind the massive mine, Sirius Minerals.
CEO Andrew Mackenzie's pay package is already only half that of his predecessor.
New company would still have its primary listing in Australia, with secondary listings in South Africa and the UK.
Shanghai Metals Market warns slim profits and continuous declines in steel prices have dampened Chinese mills’ appetite for iron ore.
Companies said over-staffing in the current environment was threatening the viability of their Australian operations.
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.
After 4% surge on Monday, benchmark prices resume slide.
News of labour action at world's largest copper mine sends red metal 2.6% higher.
A GlenTinto is not as far-fetched as it sounds.
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