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Thursday Aug 21 | The Age

need2know: Stocks set to edge higher

Local shares are poised to edge higher at the open, bolstered by Wall Street which advanced on a slew of positive economic data and corporate news.

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Thursday Aug 21 | Sydney Morning Herald

Ex-BHP chair Don Argus calls $16b demerger 'inspired'

Former BHP Billiton chairman Don Argus said the mining giant's controversial decision to spin off a $US15 billion resources company is "a very inspired move" and will create value in a suite of assets overlooked by the market.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Business Journal

BP, ConocoPhillips and others bid big for Gulf of Mexico drilling

BP PLC , ConocoPhillips , Chevron Corp. , BHP Billiton Ltd. and Venari Resources LLC were the most active bidders in the lease sale that drew high bids for 81 tracts covering 433,823 acres on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf offshore of Texas.

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Related Topix: BP plc, Oil & Gas, ConocoPhillips, Energy, Chevron Corporation, BHP Billiton, Mining, Metals

AmericanBankingNews.com

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BHP Billiton Limited announced a semiannual dividend on Wednesday, August 20th, Analyst RN reports.

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The Age

'Bought on rumour, sold on fact'

Aus shares continue week's gains. BHP Billiton Limited unveils an annual profit jump and plans to create a new $15B spin off entity.

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Reuters

Australia shares reverse early losses to end higher, BHP slumps

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.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Washington Post

Asian Stocks Fall as BHP Billiton Drags Index Lower; QBE Surges

Asian stocks fell after valuations reached the highest level this year and as BHP Billiton Ltd. slumped, dragging materials shares to the largest decline on the regional gauge.

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Business Journal

a BHP to spin off new metal and mining company

Energy and mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. will spin off its aluminum, manganese, nickel, silver and some of its coal operations into a new company, called only "NewCo" for now.

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AmericanBankingNews.com

BHP Billiton Limited Rating Lowered to Underperform at Credit Suisse

A number of other firms have also recently commented on BHP. Analysts at Cowen and Company raised their price target on shares of BHP Billiton Limited from $72.00 to $74.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 30th.

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Bloomberg

BHP Says Potash Market May Be Deterring Jansen Partners

BHP Billiton Ltd. , the world's biggest mining company, said prospective partners for its proposed Jansen potash mine in Canada may be deterred by current market conditions for the crop nutrient.

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The Motley Fool

3 Reasons BHP Billiton Ltd Stock Could Fall

That's going to pay dividends over the long haul, but in the near term, economic growth and commodity prices are going to be a much bigger determinant of financial performance.

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The Washington Post

BHP's Metal Discards Poised to Become Biggest Mining Spinoff

BHP Billiton Ltd. announced what's poised to be the biggest spinoff in the mining industry, separating aluminum, coal and silver assets to create a company valued at about $15 billion after it begins trading next year.

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Wall Street Journal

BHP Billiton Demerger Plan Disappoints U.K....

PLC's full-year earnings announcement on Tuesday. But investors seem to have decided the results weren't worth waiting for.

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Business World

BHP unveils spin-off

Top global miner BHP Billiton will spin off a roughly $14 billion company to shareholders, mostly offloading assets it acquired in its 2001 merger with Billiton, as it looks to focus on its strongest businesses.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Reuters

Australia shares gain 0.5 pct on strong earnings, miners up

Australian shares were steered higher by a batch of robust earnings results on Tuesday, with support also coming from gains in mining stocks and an upbeat session on Wall Street.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Bloomberg

U.K. Stocks Pare Gains as Ukrainian Troops Attack Convoy

U.K. stocks pared their advance in the final hour of trading, leaving the FTSE 100 Index little changed, after Ukraine said its troops attacked a Russian military convoy.

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Business Journal

BHP prefers doing a spinoff soon

Energy and mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. announced Aug. 15 that its "preferred option" is to spin off some of its non-core assets into a new company.

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The Washington Post

Transnet Raises Its Rail Capacity to Handle Iron-Ore Rebound

Transnet SOC Ltd. plans to almost double capacity on its South African iron-ore rail line as the state-owned operator looks beyond a slump in prices for the steelmaking ingredient and bets miners will raise production.

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MarketWatch

BHP Billiton to move ahead with asset spinoff

BHP Billiton Ltd. said it favors spinning off a range of mining assets to focus more on commodities such as iron ore, a move that could create a separately listed company valued at more than $8 billion.

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The Washington Post

Asian Stock Index Headed for Biggest Weekly Advance Since March

Asian stocks fluctuated, with the regional index headed for its best weekly rally since March, as investors weighed earnings, Ukraine developments and economic data that fueled bets central banks will maintain stimulus.

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