BHP Billiton

Fraught Mining Asset Sales Are Creating Opportunities

Fraught Mining Asset Sales Are Creating Opportunities

5 mins. to read

Fraught Mining Asset Sales Are Creating Opportunities $10 billion. $25 billion. The cash that analysts expected Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton to raise from asset sales just two years ago was being counted in the tens of billions. But it has not quite panned out that way. Caught between plunging commodity prices and a small…

China’s One Billion Tonne Question

China’s One Billion Tonne Question

3 mins. to read

The billion tonne question is raging. China’s tumult has been well publicised in recent weeks, but for coking coal and seaborne iron ore, the key question remains: will Chinese steel output ever trip through 1 billion tonnes per annum. If it does, continued output expansion by mining companies is arguably justified. But if it doesn’t,…

China has caught a cold, so mining bosses are sneezing

China has caught a cold, so mining bosses are sneezing

3 mins. to read

Mining in Chaos Over China’s Currency Move China’s unexpected decision to trim the country’s official exchange rate twice in the last two days has sent shockwaves through the global economy, but one sector that is really grappling with the announcement is the world’s mining press. The policy move, which cut the value of the renminbi…

Liberum Capital: The Mining Market’s New Darling

Liberum Capital: The Mining Market’s New Darling

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Anglo American set for further trouble, Liberum Capital believes… Mining investors have found a new market darling. It is not BHP Billiton’s spin-off, quirkily named South32, after the line of latitude connecting its mines south of the equator. Nor is it Rio Tinto, which surprised to the upside with its half-year results last week. It…

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