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  • Demerger 2015-06-18
    BHP BIlliton demerged many of its assets into a separately listed entity called South32.
  • Company 2015-05-10
    BHP and Billiton merged in June 2001 becoming one of the world's largest diversified resources company and has significant positions in major commodity businesses including aluminium, energy coal and metallurgical coal, copper, manganese, iron ore, uranium, nickel, silver and titanium minerals, and substantial interests in oil, gas, liquefied natural gas and diamonds

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  • BHP sinks cash into Nickel West to revive operations 2016-10-20
    The future of mining giant BHP Billiton’s Nickel West arm appears solid as the company focused on extending its current operating life from 2023 to 2032, and sinks cash into maintaining its asset integrity. BHP, which has unsuccessfully tried to sell its nickel businesses, has invested A$2-million a month for the last ten months into maintenance and repairs at Nickel West. The spending will continue for the remainder of 2016 and 2017, said Nickel West asset president Eduard Haegel on Thursday.
  • SolGold turns down BHP proposal as interest in junior grows 2016-10-10
    Mining giant BHP Billiton has offered to pay $30-million for a 10% interest in Aim-listed SolGold, but the Brisbane-based explorer has rejected the proposal and decided to stick with a $33-million financing deal with Maxit Capital and Newcrest Mining. In addition to a 10% shareholding in SolGold, BHP had also hoped to secure an earn-in into the Cascabel copper/gold project, in Ecuador, by spending $275-million to acquire a 70% stake of SolGold’s 85% interest in the Cascabel holding company Exploraciones Novomining SA.
  • Olympic Dam still on care and maintenance 2016-10-04
    Operations at the Olympic Dam copper, gold and uranium mine, in South Australia, remained on care and maintenance, mining giant BHP Billiton said. Operations were suspended and the site de-mobilised following a severe storm in South Australia, which resulted in state-wide power outages.
  • Jimblebar on track for production lift 2016-09-28
    BHP awaits crusher installation to stay on target
  • ASX: Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves at 30 June 2016 2016-09-21
  • Brazil's Coelho says Samarco may resume operations subject to conditions 2016-09-15
    Brazil's Samarco Mineração will be able to resume iron-ore mining operations should co-owners Vale and BHP Billiton come through with promised investments, Mining and Energy Minister Fernando Coelho said on Thursday. Samarco had operations halted last November, when a tailings dam at the mine burst and unleashed a mud flow that killed 19 people, left hundreds homeless and polluted a major river.
  • BHP fears tax impact 2016-09-15
    Tax changes to cost BHP $1.3 billion
  • Colombia's Cerrejon coal mine resumes exports 2016-08-31
    Colombia's largest coal mine, Cerrejon has restarted loading and exporting from its Bolivar port after a suspension last week due to suspected contamination, the company said on Wednesday. Work at the port began again on Tuesday, Cerrejon said in a statement.
  • Brazil's Vale expects Samarco to restart mid-2017 2016-08-26
    Brazilian miner Vale expects Samarco, an iron-ore joint venture it owns with BHP Billiton, to restart operations in the middle of 2017, a company executive said on Thursday. Samarco's mine has been shut since November when a tailings dam on the site burst, killing 19 people and causing Brazil's worst ever environmental disaster.
  • BHP plunges into the red with $6.4bn loss 2016-08-16
    One of the world’s largest mining companies BHP Billiton has posted a $6.4-billion full-year loss on weaker commodity prices, offshore US assets impairments and the Samarco dam failure. Speaking to journalists during a global conference call on Tuesday, CEO Andrew Mackenzie said the  financial year ended June 30 was riddled with challenges; however, the company expected to recover somewhat in the 2017 financial year.

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