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BHP Billiton (BHP) plans to scale back production of iron ore in Australia, and has begun...

BHP Billiton (BHP) plans to scale back production of iron ore in Australia, and has begun to discuss re-deployment and job losses with workers at its iron ore operations in the remote western Pilbara region, WSJ reports. BHP's move to shelve expansion plans and lay off workers continues the mining industry's retrenchment theme. (earlier)
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  • Whitehawk
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    This is not new news, and is already priced in. BHP could shift mining production to other higher demand commodities.
    9 Oct 2012, 11:55 AM Reply Like
  • filipo
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    "........BHP could shift mining production to other higher demand commodities."
    .....or stop paying for Big Bird :-)
    9 Oct 2012, 12:30 PM Reply Like
  • Deja Vu
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    But what about those mine workers (such as equipment drivers) who refused to work for 250,000 AUD because it was too low?
    9 Oct 2012, 06:00 PM Reply Like
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