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    1. October 27, 2014

      BHP puts gas asset up for sale as it finetunes US shale business

      BHP Billiton has put part of its US shale interests up for sale while insisting that the remainder of its American fracking...

    2. September 25, 2014

      BHP Billiton freezes pay for chief and top executives

      BHP Billiton has implemented a pay freeze for its chief executive and senior management team, as the downturn across the...

    1. March 6, 2014

      Recap brings Stobart minorities bad vibes

      Stobart Group, the company best known as a trucker, is taking off its tie and turning it into a headband. The group is...

    2. February 14, 2014

      Rays of hope from mining’s depths

      Mark Twain defined a mine as “a hole in the ground with a liar at the top”. Times have changed since sharp-talking promoters...

    3. December 16, 2013

      Global miners grounded after paying the price in 2013

      For mining 2013 brought a brutal upheaval when the chief executives from a trio of the industry’s biggest and best-known...

    4. August 20, 2013

      Questions over long hours culture

      Reports have linked the sad death of Moritz Erhardt, a 21-year-old summer intern at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, to the...

    5. August 16, 2013

      BHP Billiton in talks on alleged breaches of anti-corruption laws

      BHP Billiton has confirmed it is in talks with US regulatory agencies over possible fines for alleged breaches of...

    6. July 31, 2013

      Potash row set to hit producers’ profits

      Under the southern prairies of Canada’s Saskatchewan province lie vast deposits of potash, the vital ingredient in...

    7. April 18, 2013

      New BHP head to be paid less than Kloppers

      Andrew Mackenzie, the new chief executive of BHP Billiton, will be paid significantly less than his predecessor Marius...

    8. April 17, 2013

      BHP affirms full-year output forecasts

      BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest resources company by market value, has reaffirmed full-year production guidance in spite...

    9. February 28, 2013

      Rio Tinto appoints new finance director

      Rio Tinto has turned to a former BHP Billiton executive as the replacement for its longstanding finance director Guy...

    10. February 22, 2013

      Letter from Lex: seeking animal spirits

      The funny thing about all the deals going on at the moment is that everyone is saying they do not prove that animal spirits...

    11. February 22, 2013

      Miners’ gravy train is grinding to a halt

      Paying tribute this week to his departing chief executive, BHP Billiton chairman Jac Nasser highlighted the “exceptionally...

    12. February 21, 2013

      Kloppers’ legacy – iron ore pricing reform

      Marius Kloppers, who will leave BHP Billiton after five years as its chief executive, was loved and hated equally by...

    13. February 20, 2013

      Mining’s new guard focuses on returns

      For most of the past decade, mining executives aimed for higher, faster, stronger – a wave of merger and acquisitions,...

    14. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning, New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Were Japan’s trade figures really that bad? Kate refers to research from Societe...

    15. February 20, 2013

      Price restraint needed to aid IPO market

      “This thoroughly refurbished property nestles in the heart of private equity, just a short stroll from an initial public...

    16. February 20, 2013

      Kloppers’ legacy extends beyond deals

      BHP Billiton’s outgoing chief executive Marius Kloppers is likely to be remembered for deals – both those he did pull off...

    17. February 20, 2013

      Mackenzie, the investor-friendly scientist

      For many investors, particularly those in Australia, Andrew Mackenzie, the new chief executive of BHP Billiton, is something...

    18. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian markets rose: The Kospi was 1.8% higher after the Bank of Korea’s governor made positive comments on the world...

    19. February 20, 2013

      Choice of oil geologist signals BHP shift

      BHP Billiton’s decision to pick as its new chief executive a geologist with a history in the oil industry highlights not...

    20. February 19, 2013

      BHP names insider to replace Kloppers

      BHP Billiton has named the head of its non-ferrous metals division Andrew Mackenzie as its chief executive, replacing Marius...

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 17, 2013

      The Albanese years (updated)

      A final word on Thursday’s defenestration of Rio boss Tom Albanense (via JP Morgan). (NB: The 55-year old mining engineer...

    22. January 17, 2013

      Albanese joins the exit of top miners

      For a while, it seemed that Tom Albanese would be the last one standing among the chief executives of the world’s largest...

    23. November 13, 2012

      BHP given extra four years on Olympic mine

      BHP Billiton has insisted that it is serious about expanding its Olympic Dam copper, gold and uranium mine in South...

    24. November 9, 2012

      Mining the right seam for succession

      There is quite a decent job going at BHP Billiton; the chance to gain money, fame and influence, in fact, as the next chief...

    25. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Obama wins: Networks project victory for Barack Obama after Democrats lead in key states including Ohio. Democrats are...

    26. November 6, 2012

      BHP begins hunt for new chief

      BHP Billiton has quietly started looking for a successor to Marius Kloppers, chief executive, in what could herald a further...

    27. November 6, 2012

      BHP’s plans betoken Klopper success

      One green bottle, standing on the wall. BHP Billiton has started succession planning for the departure of chief executive...

    28. October 23, 2012

      BHP looks to selling Arizona copper mine

      BHP Billiton is exploring a sale of its Pinto Valley copper mine in Arizona, in the latest sign that the world’s largest...

    29. October 17, 2012

      BHP chief warns of end to record prices

      The chief executive of BHP Billiton has warned there will be no return to the record commodity prices enjoyed by the...

    30. September 18, 2012

      BHP puts freeze on executives’ pay

      BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest resources company by market value, will not increase the basic salaries of more than 100...

    31. September 10, 2012

      Coal groups add to Australian gloom

      BHP Billiton and rival Xstrata have added to concerns that Australia’s resources boom has peaked after announcing plans to...

    32. September 6, 2012

      Glencore highlights threat to mega-deals

      The possible collapse of a plan to combine trading house Glencore with miner Xstrata would lift the value of failed mergers...

    33. August 27, 2012

      ‘Supercycle’ fears weigh on mining groups

      Anglo American set the sombre tone. Falling prices and rising costs enfeebled the mining group’s businesses in the first...

    34. August 24, 2012

      BHP move puts focus on South Australia

      BHP Billiton this week shelved plans for the $20bn expansion of its Olympic Dam copper-uranium mine in South Australia,...

    35. August 23, 2012

      Minister backtracks on Australia ‘boom over’

      Australia’s resources minister was forced on Thursday to clarify remarks he made about the country’s resources boom in the...

    36. August 22, 2012

      Glencore’s familiar story of CEO hubris

      Deal-making is a game of chicken. So when Ivan Glasenberg, head of the world’s largest commodities trader, said this week...

    37. August 22, 2012

      BHP Billiton – managing slowdown

      When BHP Billiton pauses to rethink expansion of its $20bn Olympic Dam copper and uranium project in South Australia, it is...

    38. August 22, 2012

      BHP shelves Olympic Dam expansion

      BHP Billiton has called a halt to one of its so-called “mega-projects”, going back to the drawing board on its $20bn Olympic...

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