It was just one trade of 5,000 shares, and it happened after the regular trading day. But it was enough to spike the price.
BHP Mining News
In August, BHP had shut an acid plant following a boiler tube failure, disrupting copper processing. Underground mining at the site continued as normal.
BHP has analysed the impact of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a network of overseas construction projects, on commodity demand.
The definitive agreement comes almost three years after the incident, which killed 19 people and became the country’s worst ever environmental disaster.
The company said the investment would enable it to sustain production of its Pilbara Blend brand of iron ore and its Robe Valley lump and fines products.
Blockchain technology and the smart contracts it enables are the next innovations the mining industry needs to adopt in order to improve efficiencies and increase market transparency, a paper published by global law firm White & Case says.
Miner will ask shareholders at the annual meeting in October to vote to rename the company in an effort to emphasize its Australian roots.
In just five years, Anglo assembled marketing operations that now sell more metals than the company produces.
BHP will gain access to SolGold's Cascabel project, in northern Ecuador, believed to have the potential to become one of the largest copper-gold assets ever discovered.
The risk of blackouts in Australia's upcoming summer has grown from last year as ageing coal-fired power plants have become less reliable.
Company is assessing the impact of an ongoing outage at the processing plant.
Going on a crash diet seems great while you’re shedding the pounds. The problem is sticking with it for the long term.
Investors found no solace in traditional safe haven gold with the precious metal setting a one-and-a-half year low.
After a near 5% drop on Wednesday, news that a strike had been averted at the world's largest copper mine put a cap on hopes of a recovery for the bellwether metal.
It will avert its planned strike to consult members about a renewed proposal for a new labor contract from operator BHP .
Called off strike at world's largest copper mine adds to pressure on copper price now down nearly 20% in little over two months.
Copper bears could get caught wrong-footed as a strike looms at the world’s biggest mine.
Samarco, a joint venture of Vale SA and BHP Billiton, expects to obtain next year all licenses needed to resume operations.
Samarco expects to obtain next year all licenses needed to resume operations suspended after the 2015 environmental disaster.
The union at the world's biggest copper mine told the company it should prove its willingness to negotiate by Monday morning.
BHP said final wage offer rejected on Thursday was "best collective labor contract at a private mine in the country."
BHP Billiton last week agreed to sell its U.S. shale oil and gas assets for $10.5 billion, while Rio Tinto appears on track to exit its troubled investment in the giant Grasberg copper and gold mine in Indonesia for about $3.5 billion.
Union members have until Wednesday to finish voting on the company's proposal.
The vote began on Saturday and will continue through the middle of next week.
A unit of British oil major BP PLC will acquire BHP's unit which holds the Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Permian assets for $10.5 billion.