BHP Billiton PLC (BLT.L)
19 Dec 2014
|Market Cap (Mil.):||£77,591.26|
|Shares Outstanding (Mil.):||5,323.76|
* Steel, iron ore markets have been hit by massive supply gluts
PARIS - European stocks surrendered early gains on Monday and resumed last week's sharp sell-off as worries about global growth weighed on resource-related companies such as Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton .
* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct after losing 5.9 pct last week
SYDNEY - Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton are amassing vast copper holdings in a push to capture a greater chunk of the $140 billion world market, apparently aiming to squeeze out high-cost producers just as they did in the global iron ore business.
* In coming years, confident copper will be in short supply
WASHINGTON/TORONTO - The U.S. Congress has cleared the way for global miners Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton to swap land with the government, which will allow them to build a long-delayed $6 billion copper mine in Arizona.
WASHINGTON/TORONTO, Dec 12 - The U.S. Congress has cleared the way for global miners Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton to swap land with the government, which will allow them to build a long-delayed $6 billion copper mine in Arizona.
(Repeats story published late Thursday; no changes to text)
SHANGHAI, Dec 11 - Iron ore giant BHP Billiton expects Chinese steel consumption growth to slow next year and has already adjusted its strategy to cope with a supply glut that has caused global prices to collapse, executives said on Thursday.
TOKYO, Dec 9 - Two top aluminium producers are asking Japanese buyers to pay record premiums of $435-$440 per tonne for January-March deliveries, up as much as 4.8 percent from the previous quarter, two sources involved in quarterly pricing talks said on Tuesday.
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