News: BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP)

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19 Sep 2014
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Wed, Aug 20 2014

Australia shares reverse early losses to end higher, BHP slumps

SYDNEY, Aug 20 - Australian shares reversed early losses on Wednesday to edge higher as investors dumped shares of BHP Billiton after the global miner missed earnings expectations, though an upbeat finish on Wall Street helped boost the market.

Australia shares dip as investors dump BHP on spin-off fears

* ASX 200 dips 0.1 percent, BHP posts biggest one-day fall since March on spin-off fears, missed expectations

BHP announces spin-off plan, no share buyback for now

MELBOURNE/LONDON - The world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, announced plans to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion, most of them acquired in a 2001 merger, to focus on its most profitable activities. | Video

UPDATE 4-BHP announces spin-off plan, no share buyback for now

* London-listed shares drop 4.5 pct (Adds CEO, shareholder comments, detail)

RPT-UPDATE 3-BHP announces spin-off plan, holds off on share buyback

MELBOURNE, Aug 19 - The world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton , announced plans to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion, most of them acquired in its 2001 merger with Billiton, to focus on its most profitable activities.

BHP Billiton demerger shows how good a deal Billiton got: Russell

LAUNCESTON, Australia, - (Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own.)

European shares rise early; helped by BHP

* FTSEurofirst set to post biggest weekly gain in 6 months

European shares rise early; helped by BHP

PARIS, Aug 15 - European shares rose in early trade on Friday, gaining ground for the fourth time in five sessions, helped by BHP Billion after the world's biggest miner said it could spin off assets.

Australia shares trade at new 6-year highs, miners strong

* Miners lead; BHP beat its own guidance for iron ore output

Ex-Santander executive to pay $1.9 mln for insider trading -SEC

NEW YORK, July 18 - A former Banco Santander SA executive will pay $1.92 million to settle a U.S. lawsuit accusing him of insider trading ahead of a proposed 2010 takeover of Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc by mining group BHP Billiton Ltd.

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