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BHP eyes copper growth to offset dimming iron ore outlook

SYDNEY, Nov 24 - BHP Billiton is laying the groundwork for a dramatic rise in copper production in a drive to buffer its exposure to sagging iron ore, oil and coal markets.

COLUMN-BHP, Rio were right on iron ore demand, wrong on supply: Russell

- Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own. -

UPDATE 1-BHP targets deeper cost cuts to combat commodities rout

* To build cash before returning capital to shareholders (Adds CEO comments)

BHP targets deeper cost cuts to combat commodities rout

MELBOURNE, Nov 24 - BHP Billiton stepped up its cost-cutting plans on Monday as the world's biggest miner battles a sharp slide in iron ore, coal and oil prices.

UPDATE 2-BHP offers to sell 650,000 bbls processed condensate in Houston in Jan

HOUSTON, Nov 21 - BHP Billiton Ltd has launched a tender offering to sell a 650,000-barrel cargo of processed condensate for delivery during the first half of January at the Houston Ship Channel, according to a document seen by Reuters on Friday.

UPDATE 1-BHP sees dividend secure despite iron ore price slide

* BHP's iron ore margins still good, despite price collapse

Australia shares fall on weak resources, erasing 2014 gains

* 76 shares up, 110 down, 13 unchanged (Adds analysis, quotes, stocks on the move)

BHP plans shareholder vote on spin-off company in May 2015

MELBOURNE, Nov 20 - BHP Billiton said on Thursday it plans to hold a shareholder vote in May 2015 on its plan to spin off its aluminium, coal, manganese and silver assets into a separate company.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Glencore to shut Australia coal mines for 3 weeks amid glut

(Corrects final paragraph to show BHP is biggest metallurgical coal miner)

UPDATE 1-BHP to shut Venus project, once seen as central to its Nickel West

* Venus once touted as potential saviour for Nickel West (Adds context)

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