BHP Billiton PLC (BLT.L)
21 Sep 2018
DALIAN, China Volumes at China's biggest physical iron ore trading platform may hit record levels this year, with demand for the steelmkaing raw material pushed up as steel output has been strong despite pollution-linked curbs, its president said.
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BOGOTA, Aug 30 Colombia, the world's fifth-largest exporter of coal, produced 19.8 million tonnes in the second quarter, down 7.5 percent from the same quarter the year before, the government said on Thursday.
STAVANGER, Norway French energy group Total is not looking at investing in the U.S. shale oil industry, the company's chief executive said on Monday.
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STAVANGER, Norway, Aug 27 French energy group Total is not looking at investing in the U.S. shale oil industry when asked whether peer BP's $10.5 billion acquisition of U.S. shale assets from BHP Billiton, had made that sector more attractive.
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MELBOURNE Global miner BHP Billiton said it was assessing the impact of an ongoing outage at its Olympic dam copper smelter in South Australia, as it released its annual results on Tuesday.
MELBOURNE Top global miner BHP Billiton is a little nervous about the near-term outlook for commodity prices, its chief executive said on Tuesday.