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BHP sees growth in China to ease modestly over short-term - CEO​
Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 06:49am EDT 

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Bhp Billiton Ltd::‍EXPECT GROWTH IN CHINA TO EASE MODESTLY OVER SHORT-TERM, AS MONETARY POLICY TIGHTENS AND HOUSING AND AUTOMOTIVE MARKETS SOFTEN - CEO​.  Full Article

BHP Billiton appoints ‍Malcolm Broomhead as chairman of sustainability committee
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 05:30pm EDT 

Oct 19 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Ltd :‍Malcolm Broomhead has been appointed as chairman of sustainability committee from 19 October 2017​.  Full Article

BHP says qtrly total petroleum production​ down 8 pct
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 05:23pm EDT 

Oct 18 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Ltd ::‍Total petroleum production for September 2017 quarter decreased by eight percent to 50 mmboe​.‍Total iron ore production for September 2017 quarter decreased by three percent to 56 mt, or 64 mt on a 100 percent basis​.All production and unit cost guidance remains unchanged for 2018 financial year​.Total copper production for September 2017 quarter increased by 14 per cent to 404 kt​.Petroleum capital expenditure of approximately US$2.0 billion is planned in 2018 financial year​."Onshore U.S. capital expenditure is expected to be approximately US$1.2 billion reflecting increased development activity".Divestment of small portion of Hawkville acreage was completed during quarter; work underway to exit remaining onshore U.S. assets for value​​.  Full Article

Transocean announces two-year contract for ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Invictus
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 04:19pm EDT 

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Transocean Ltd :Transocean Ltd announces two-year contract for ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Invictus.Transocean Ltd - ‍contract is expected to commence in Q2 of 2018​.Transocean Ltd - ‍backlog associated with firm contract is approximately $106 million​.Transocean Ltd -‍ ultra-deepwater drillship deepwater invictus awarded 2-year contract plus three one-year priced options with a subsidiary of bhp billiton​.  Full Article

BHP recommends shareholders vote against resolution on climate change and energy policy
Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 02:46am EDT 

Sept 19 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Ltd :"Board is recommending that shareholders vote against both of resolutions".Refers to resolutions ‍under section 249n of corporations act for consideration at AGM​.Resolution 1 being special resolution to amend company's constitution.Resolution 2 is ordinary resolution on public policy advocacy on climate change and energy.  Full Article

BHP Billiton says unit prices €750 million 3.00% notes due May 2024
Thursday, 31 Aug 2017 04:56pm EDT 

Aug 31 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Ltd :Unit prices €1.25 billion 2.125% notes due November 2018; €600 million floating rate notes due April 2020‍​.Unit prices €1.25 billion 2.25% notes due September 2020; €650 million 0.75% notes due October 2022‍​.Unit also prices €750 million 3.00% notes due May 2024; and €750 million 3.25% notes due September 2024‍​.  Full Article

BHP increases offer cap US bond repurchase plan
Thursday, 31 Aug 2017 10:55am EDT 

Aug 31 (Reuters) - BHP BILLITON PLC :BHP INCREASES OFFER CAP US BOND REPURCHASE PLAN.‍WILL SPEND US$1,941,124,380.13 PURCHASING NOTES UNDER EURO TENDER OFFERS​.‍HAS INCREASED GLOBAL AGGREGATE CAP FROM US$2,500,000,000 TO US$ 2,941,124,380.13​.‍OFFER CAP AMOUNT FOR REPURCHASE OF NOTES IN TENDER OFFERS IS THEREFORE US$1,000,000,000​.  Full Article

BHP Billiton announces indicative results of euro bond repurchase plan
Thursday, 31 Aug 2017 06:56am EDT 

Aug 31 (Reuters) - BHP BILLITON PLC ::INDICATIVE RESULTS BHPS EURO BOND REPURCHASE PLAN.‍PRICING WILL TAKE PLACE AT OR AROUND 1.00 PM LONDON TIME, AUG. 31, 2017​.  Full Article

BHP Billiton announces appointment of Terry Bowen and John Mogford to board
Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 06:57pm EDT 

Aug 23 (Reuters) - Bhp Billiton Ltd :BHP board changes.Announced appointment of Terry Bowen and John Mogford to bhp board as independent non-executive directors.Malcolm Brinded has decided not to stand for re-election as a non-executive director at 2017 annual general meetings.Grant King has decided that he will not stand for election at 2017 annual general meetings of bhp.Grant King will retire from board on 31 august 2017.  Full Article

BHP Billiton launches bond repurchase plan
Monday, 21 Aug 2017 06:42pm EDT 

Aug 22 (Reuters) - Bhp Billiton Ltd :launches euro bond repurchase plan.Approved a global multi-currency bond repurchase plan..multi-currency plan will be subject to global aggregate cap of us$2.5 billion and will be funded by bhp's strong us$14.2 billion cash position.Multi-Currency plan will be subject to a global aggregate cap of us$2.5 billion.plan will comprise two transactions, one targeting bonds issued under bhp euro medium-term notes programme and other targeting bonds issued under u.s. Debt capital markets programme.Euro bond repurchase plan will target 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2024 euro denominated notes and 2024 sterling denominated notes..The U.S. Bond repurchase plan will target 2021, 2022 and 2023 us dollar denominated notes..  Full Article

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BHP first-quarter iron ore output hurt by mine fire, guidance intact

Global miner BHP Billiton reported a 4 percent drop in quarterly iron ore output following a fire at its Mount Whaleback mine in Australia in June, but said it still expects to hit its annual production target.