The mining giant has made a sharp U-turn on its initial decision to snub a London listing for its $17 billion spinoff.
Operations, however, won’t resume until at least Oct. 7.
Protesters are demanding management to review safety conditions following a fatal accident on Sept. 27.
30,000 tonnes of copper concentrate were sent out Monday.
New company would still have its primary listing in Australia, with secondary listings in South Africa and the UK.
Operations at the miner's Batu Hijau copper and gold mine to resume soon.
The division contributed just $746 million of the $21.12 billion earnings BHP reported for the 2013 financial year.
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.
Indonesia's top copper miner hopes next month to ramp up production and restart concentrate shipments from Grasberg, one of the world's largest copper mines.
About $500 million of exports a month have been halted in Southeast Asia's biggest economy because of the minerals dispute.
The shipments, the first of their kind in six months, were allowed after Sebuku Iron Lateritic Ores (SILO) and Lumbung Mineral Sentosa agreed to pay the new 20% tax.
Authorities are is planning to send a letter to the Colorado-based miner saying that it has defaulted on its contract and, therefore, is “negligent."
As BHP considers the sale of almost all of the businesses that Billiton brought to the 2001 merger deal, experts say the firm is likely to end up leaving London.
The transaction would be worth over $2 billion.
Newmont, instead, was called to return to the negotiation table or face the consequences.
Sale of Candelaria mine could raise several billion dollars, according to people familiar with the matter quoted by WSJ.com.
The parts agreed on basic framework for contract renegotiations for Grasberg mine.
World's largest mining company said to be unloading all of the non-core units acquired after the merger with Billiton 13 years ago.
ENRC was delisted from the London Stock Exchange after the largest investor backed the founders' US$4.5 billion takeover last year.
The two used to be joined at the hip, but now one or the other has lost touch with reality.
Especially the mooted $19 billion valuation.
The separate company would be listed on the London Stock Exchange, as well as the Australian and South African markets.
The steep, last minute metal concentrate tax slapped on copper miners has brought exports to a standstill.
Analysts said Baja is done.
The pros and cons of extraction from the seabed.
Another African nation has fallen victim of belt-tightening at the world's number one miner.
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